Our history

In the 1960’s, Hans and Werner Turck set out to explore the possibilities of automating production processes by using non-contact electronic components. It didn’t take long for Turck to grow from a modest upstart into a global producer in non-contact proximity sensors, flow monitors, molded cordsets and connectors, interface products and RFID technology. Turck maintains its global presence with over 4,500 employees in 30 countries, with worldwide headquarters in Germany.

Explore Turck's history by clicking through the timeline below:

2012: New Production Facility at Turck USA

Turck USA’s production facility expands with an addition of over 49,000 square feet.

2010: Turck Mexico Expansion

Turck Mexico expands to a building with 65,000 square feet.

2001: Turck Mexico Founded

Turck Mexico founded with production facility of over 28,000 square feet.

1996: MInnesota Production Facility

Production facility built in Plymouth, Minnesota with 78,000 square feet.

 

1994: Turck Holding is Founded

Turck Holding is founded, combining Werner Turck GmbH and Hans Turck GmbH under one roof.

1990: Turck Office Opens After Reunification

After reunification of Germany, Turck opens Turck GmbH with production, R&D and sales in the east part of Germany.

1979: New Halver Building

New production and administration building in Halver with 2,800 square meters of space.

1978: Turck Expands Product Offering

Turck has 170 employees in Halver. Turck begins offering more products including proximity sensors, AC/DC proximity switches, and products for rotation and speed monitoring.

1975: Mulheim Building Opens

Hans Turck KG building in Mulheim opens.

 

1975: Turck Expands to the United States

Turck expands to the United States and opens an office in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1974: Turck's Multi-Prox Sensor Invented

Turck’s Multi-Prox sensor invented. It was also at this time that Turck began making its products yellow to help them stand out and show confidence in its products.

1972: Turck Moves Into New Building in Halver, Germany

Werner Turck KG moves into a new building in Halver, Germany with 50 employees.

 

1970: Hans Turck KG and Werner Turck KG Founded

The two brothers register their companies separately; Hans Turck KG, and Werner Turck KG. Originally work was done in a shed, with lab and engineering on a pigeon loft.

1965: Manufacturing in a Shed

Werner Turck starts manufacturing switching amplifiers and proximity sensors in a shed. Hans Turck starts selling products to German customers.

1960: March 31st, Hans Turck Opens an Engineering Office

Hans Turck opens an engineering office named "Ingerierubuero Hans Turck" (Engineering Office of Hans Turck).

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