The history of THIEME


The history of THIEME

Thieme - Past and Present.

THIEME Machine factory founded in Teningen, Freiburg by Werner Thieme

THIEME Plastics factory is founded

Implemented the first high quality designs of molded parts (PUR) made from Polyurethane
Implemented designs and started production of screen printing machines
First energy absorbing foam for automotive applications were made
THIEME S.A. France is founded
Opening of Thiemes technical department (Technikum) with merger of Thieme machines and plastic factory
Beginning of second generation of the Thieme family
THIEME Corporation USA is founded
Modern restructuring of individual business units towards process orientation is performed
Large polyurethane parts are designed and produced
Awarded Quality Management system certification of Polyurethane Division
Start of development of large-format digital printing systems with cooperation partners. Frank Thieme becomes the main shareholder and sole owner.
  • Expansion of the screen printing department within Thiemes newly formed printing division
  • Successful market launch of innovative digital printing systems
Extension of the PUR business segment by the construction of a company-owned paint finishing system at the Teningen site
  • Center for plastics technology and marketing
  • Production of Custom RIM of the most suitable material and manufacturing method
50 year anniversary
Reopening of the modernized and newly conceived Thiemes technical department (Technikum) and the introduction of the machine configurator
 THIEME – now also digital - Launch of the THIEME digital printing system, developed at Thieme
On 10 January, Werner Thieme, our company founder and long-standing managing partner, passed away at the age of 91.