Milestones

TIGRA GmbH in Oberndorf, Germany

TIGRA´s milestones

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1983

Foundation by Dr. Harald Feld and Helge Motzer

1983

Start of the own grinding facility in Meitingen, Germany

1987

Beginning of the production of tungsten carbide for the cutting industry as well as for different wear applications.

1989

Presentation of the world´s first fully automatic profile grinding machine for the woodworking industry

1990

Manufacturing of control cabinets and programs for the domestic and international automobile industry

1990

Export quota reached 50% for the first time

1995

Construction phase 1 (3.800m²): New building in Oberndorf

1996

TIGRA becomes one of the world´s supreme manufacturers for the carbide industry for woodworking

1999

Extension of the product range with new materials like HSS and Stellite

2000

Founding of the daughter company TIGRA USA, Inc. in West Jefferson, NC, USA

2002

 

2004

TIGRA was honoured by a special German Economic Award as "the most innovative company in its economic region"

Construction phase 2 (2.300 m²): Doubling of the production area

2005

Opening of the sales office TIGRA do Brasil in Curitiba, Brazil

2006

Presentation of the last profile grinding machine "TIGRA Evolution"

2007

Merger of TIGRA Hartstoff GmbH and TIGRA industrie electronic GmbH to the consolidated company TIGRA GmbH

Foundation of TIGRA China in Guangzhou

2008

Moving of TIGRA USA, Inc. to Hickory

2009

TIGRA expands its product range by ultrahard products (PCD, PcBN) for metal and composite material working

2011

TIGRA USA, Inc. moved into new own building in Hickory

2011

2012

2014-2015

New foundation of TIGRA China in Beijing

Construction phase 3 (1.300 m²): New logistic building

Construction phase 4 (3.350 m²): Expansion of the production by the construction of an additional production hall

2016Start of the Production of Carbide Preforms in Oberndorf