Hans Turck, co-founder of the automation specialist Turck, has died at the age of 91

Hans Turck Dies

13/15 – The co-founder of the Turck Group has died at the age of 91

Mülheim, July 13, 2015

Hans Turck passed away on July 10, 2015 at the age 91. Barely three months after the death of his younger brother Werner, the Turck Group loses the second company founder and an outstanding personality.

With his sociability and openness, the pronounced focus on sales, and the ability to inspire customers and explore international markets, Hans Turck helped pave the way to a globally successful company. After completing his engineering studies in 1950, Hans Turck collected ten years of sales experience before becoming independent with an engineering firm in Mülheim, from which the Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG eventually emerged. In 1965, he sold the first product – an amplifier module that his brother Werner produced in Halver.

After the withdrawal from active management in 1998, Hans Turck enjoyed his retirement with his wife Monika, as they split time between Mülheim an der Ruhr and his adopted home of South Africa's Cape Town. He has always followed the further development of the group with interest. In this time, he also devoted himself with commitment to his great hobby, genealogy. In the field of genealogy he gained great credit, among others things, with card-indexing of Westphalian church records.

Hans Turck passed away on July 10, 2015 at the age 91. Barely three months after the death of his younger brother Werner, the Turck Group loses the second company founder and an outstanding personality.

With his sociability and openness, the pronounced focus on sales, and the ability to inspire customers and explore international markets, Hans Turck helped pave the way to a globally successful company. After completing his engineering studies in 1950, Hans Turck collected ten years of sales experience before becoming independent with an engineering firm in Mülheim, from which the Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG eventually emerged. In 1965, he sold the first product – an amplifier module that his brother Werner produced in Halver.

After the withdrawal from active management in 1998, Hans Turck enjoyed his retirement with his wife Monika, as they split time between Mülheim an der Ruhr and his adopted home of South Africa's Cape Town. He has always followed the further development of the group with interest. In this time, he also devoted himself with commitment to his great hobby, genealogy. In the field of genealogy he gained great credit, among others things, with card-indexing of Westphalian church records.

Hans Turck passed away on July 10, 2015 at the age 91. Barely three months after the death of his younger brother Werner, the Turck Group loses the second company founder and an outstanding personality.

With his sociability and openness, the pronounced focus on sales, and the ability to inspire customers and explore international markets, Hans Turck helped pave the way to a globally successful company. After completing his engineering studies in 1950, Hans Turck collected ten years of sales experience before becoming independent with an engineering firm in Mülheim, from which the Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG eventually emerged. In 1965, he sold the first product – an amplifier module that his brother Werner produced in Halver.

After the withdrawal from active management in 1998, Hans Turck enjoyed his retirement with his wife Monika, as they split time between Mülheim an der Ruhr and his adopted home of South Africa's Cape Town. He has always followed the further development of the group with interest. In this time, he also devoted himself with commitment to his great hobby, genealogy. In the field of genealogy he gained great credit, among others things, with card-indexing of Westphalian church records.

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