As a visionary in industrial electronics, Werner Turck was instrumental in the success of the Turck Group

Werner Turck Dies

11/15 – The co-founder of the Turck Group has died unexpectedly at the age of 82

Mülheim, April 30, 2015

Werner Turck, co-founder of the Turck Group, died unexpectedly on April 25, 2015, at the age of 82. The company has lost a unique personality who has left a lasting influence on the development of industrial electronics. Over the past 50 years, this farsighted entrepreneur, with a distinctive flair for market oriented innovation, led the Turck Group to becoming a successful company worldwide with over 3,500 employees. Only last December, Werner Turck was awarded with the Order of Merit First Class of the Federal Republic for his entrepreneurship and his many decades of voluntary work in the local community.

Werner Turck was born in 1932 in Tarnowo, Poland, and in 1945 he moved to Halver – the former home town of his grandparents. Only two years after completing his studies in electrical engineering, he took over the management of Lumberg KG in Schalksmühle. In 1965, during his time at Lumberg KG, Werner founded Turck with his brother Hans and together they produced the first sensors in the living room of his own home. 

Employees and fellow human beings were always the central focus of his activities. His open and caring nature left its mark on the corporate culture of the Turck Group, as well as the production and development sites at Halver and Beierfeld where Werner offered tremendous support in social and community projects. He was awarded an honorary citizenship for his work in both towns.

Werner Turck, co-founder of the Turck Group, died unexpectedly on April 25, 2015, at the age of 82. The company has lost a unique personality who has left a lasting influence on the development of industrial electronics. Over the past 50 years, this farsighted entrepreneur, with a distinctive flair for market oriented innovation, led the Turck Group to becoming a successful company worldwide with over 3,500 employees. Only last December, Werner Turck was awarded with the Order of Merit First Class of the Federal Republic for his entrepreneurship and his many decades of voluntary work in the local community.

Werner Turck was born in 1932 in Tarnowo, Poland, and in 1945 he moved to Halver – the former home town of his grandparents. Only two years after completing his studies in electrical engineering, he took over the management of Lumberg KG in Schalksmühle. In 1965, during his time at Lumberg KG, Werner founded Turck with his brother Hans and together they produced the first sensors in the living room of his own home. 

Employees and fellow human beings were always the central focus of his activities. His open and caring nature left its mark on the corporate culture of the Turck Group, as well as the production and development sites at Halver and Beierfeld where Werner offered tremendous support in social and community projects. He was awarded an honorary citizenship for his work in both towns.

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