History

How a two-man company grew to become an international technology leader.

TQ company history Our history as a technology company and technological partner

The company history of TQ: Started as a two-man company in 1994, we are now an international company serving many different industries and sectors.

2017

2017

  • Stefan Schneider joins the board of management of TQ-Systems GmbH
  • Honored as a "MINT Minded Company 2017" for supporting STEM talents
  • Honored as a "Bayerns Best 50" company for outstanding economic and employment growth
  • Quadruple winner of "Best EMS 2017"
  • TQ receives A-DOA certificate from European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

 

Stefan Schneider joins the board of management of TQ Systems Gmb

2016

Acquisition of the radio equipment division of Dittel Avionik

2016

  • Acquisition of the radio equipment division of Dittel Avionik and implementation of Dittel's aircraft radio equipment and transponders in the TQ product portfolio
  • ATEX certification for equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive environments
  • Finalist for the Business Award of the district of Starnberg; winner of the PCB Design Award for outstanding performance in the field of circuit board layout
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2015

2015

  • Relocation of TQ-Embedded and TQ-Automation to Seefeld Technology Park, Germany
  • Winner of the "2015 Best EMS Award" in three categories: Obsolescence Management, Smart EMS and Leading Edge manufacturing technologies
  • Opening of an additional location for development services in Neu-Ulm, Germany

 

Relocation of TQ Embedded and TQ Automation to Seefeld Technology Park, Germany

2014

Honored as a "Bayerns Best 50" company for outstanding economic and employment growth

2014

  • Honored as a "Bayerns Best 50" company for outstanding economic and employment growth
  • 20th anniversary of TQ-Systems GmbH
  • SRI Radio Systems GmbH renamed as TQ-Systems Durach GmbH
  • Acquisition of Seefeld Technology Park

2013

2013

  • Acquisition of SRI, Durach im Allgäu, henceforth operated as an independent location of TQ-Group
  • Strategic majority of shares of Leipzig software and hardware company IEQualize
  • Winner of the "2013 E²MS Award" in the Sustainable Future category

 

Acquisition of SRI, Durach im Allgäu, henceforth operated as an independent location of TQ Group

2012

Market launch of the stylish iPad wall mount "sDock" by Smart Things

2012

  • Market launch of the stylish iPad wallmount "sDock" by Smart Things, a company of TQ-Group
  • Development of the new drive technology business division (Embedded Drive; lightweight torque servo-motors on the basis of RoboDrive technology)
  • Acquisition of the business operations of Clean Mobile AG and integration into TQ-Group. Expansion of the product range to include powerful e-bike components
  • Fifth anniversary of the TQ location in Peißenberg, Germany
  • Winner of the "2012 Best EMS Award" in two categories: Development Expertise (1st place) and Product Quality (2nd place)

2011

2011

  • TQ-Mechanics GmbH relocated to Peiting, Germany
  • Expansion of production capacity in Seefeld, Murnau and Wetter/Ruhr, Germany
  • 15th anniversary of the TQ factory in Murnau
  • Winner of the "2011 E²MS Award" (category: Supply Chain Management), Best EMS 2011 (1st place in the Development Expertise category)

 

TQ Mechanics GmbH relocated to Peiting, Germany

2010

Inauguration of the new children’s day care center TQ Kinderhaus Hirschkäfer

2010

  • Inauguration of the new children's day care center TQ-Kinderhaus Hirschkäfer
  • Strategic majority of shares of Leipzig software and hardware company IEQualize
  • Acquisition of all shares of Colour Control GmbH, Chemnitz. Integration into TQ-Group as a location of TQ-Systems GmbH

2009

2009

  • Relocation of TQ Electronic Equipment to a new plant in Shanghai, China
  • Acquisition of the Peiting site (TQ.Technology Park)
  • Opening of TQ children's day care center Hirschkäfer on 1 September 2009
  • Relocation of TQ-Components from Weßling to Gut Delling near Seefeld, the headquarters of TQ-Group
  • ISO/TS 16949:2009 (Automotive) and ISO 13485 (Medical technology) certifications
  • Honored as "Electronics Service Provider of the Year": Winner of the special award for outstanding performance; winner of Best EMS in the category Development Expertise; winner of the Sustained Excellence Award (Technology Fast 50 Award) for sustained economic success and outstanding innovative achievements

 

Relocation of TQ Electronic Equipment to a new plant in Shanghai, China

2008

Inauguration of the new production plant with 7500 square meters of floor space at the headquarters in Gut Delling

2008

  • Inauguration of the new production facility with 7500 square meters of floor space at the headquarters in Delling/Seefeld on 4 July 2008
  • EN 9100:2003/AS9100 B certification as a supplier for the aerospace industry
  • Founding of the support association for the future TQ children's day care center "TQ-Kinderhaus Hirschkäfer e. V."
  • Honored as a "Bayerns Best 50" company for outstanding economic and employment growth

2007

2007

  • Inauguration of the production facility in Peißenberg with 1500 square meters of floor space
  • A new production facility with 7500 square meters of floor space for the employment of 300 additional staff members gets underway at the headquarters in Delling/Seefeld: Construction starts on January 15, topping-out ceremony on August 3
  • Founding of TQ-Electronic Equipment (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
  • Honored as "Electronics Service Provider of the Year 2007" in the Sustainable Development category
  • Winner of the first business award of the Starnberg administrative district
  • Honored as a "Europe's 500" company for outstanding growth and a significant contribution to job creation
Honored as "Electronics Service Provider of the Year 2007" in the category Sustainable Development

2006

Honored as a "Bayerns Best 50" company for business growth

2006

  • Honored as a "Bayerns Best 50" company for business growth
  • Honored as a "Europe's 500" company for outstanding growth and a significant contribution to job creation
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2005

2005

  • Acquisition of a production plant in Murnau (5200 square meters)
  • Expansion of office space for TQ-Components to 600 square meters
  • Participation in the Oberpfaffenhofen Application Center (Anwendungszentrum Oberpfaffenhofen, AZO)
  • Honored as a "Europe's 500" company

 

Acquisition of a production plan in Murnau

2004

Inauguration of the TQ Systems location in Wetter/Ruhr (assembly)

2004

  • Inauguration of the TQ-Systems location in Wetter/Ruhr (assembly)
  • 10th anniversary of the company
  • Expansion of the production space to 2500 square meters at TQ-Systems in Delling
  • Implementation of a supply chain management tool at TQ-Systems
  • Honored as "Electronics Service Provider of the Year" in the Business Process category; as a "Bayerns Best 50" company for outstanding economic growth; as a "Technology Fast 50" company; as a "Europe's 500" company; and winner of European Electronics Industry Award as "Manufacturer of the Year" and "Company of the Year"

 

2003

2003

  • Acquisition of new production and testing equipment: Systems for automatic optical inspection, additional board assembly and soldering systems
  • Honored as one of "Germany's Top 100", winner in the category "Innovative Processes and Organization," and as a "Europe's 500" company
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Acquisition of new production and testing equipment: Systems for automatic optical inspection, additional board assembly and soldering systems

2002

Founding of TQ Systems International, Fontaines, Switzerland

2002

  • Founding of TQ-Systems International, Fontaines, Switzerland
  • ISO 14001 certification
  • Honored as "Manufacturer to Order of the Year" in the mid-sized companies category; as a "Bayerns Best 50" company for outstanding growth, and as a "Germany's Top 100" company for excellent innovative performance
  • Opening of the staff cafeteria

2000

2000

  • ISO 9001:2000 certification
  • Founding of the TQ pension scheme
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TQ Zertifikate

1997

ISO 9001:2000 certification

1997

  • Founding of TQ-Mechanics
  • Implementation of a matrix organization at TQ-Systems

 

1996

1996

  • Murnau plant opened
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Murnau plant opened

1995

TQ Components founded

1995

  • TQ-Components founded

1994

1994

  • Company founded by Detlef Schneider and Rüdiger Stahl
  • First ISO 9001 certification
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First ISO 9001 certification

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