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The mechanically fixed TKM shredder head

The mechanical spine preparation is often operated with a so-called shredder head. This head is equipped with individual tungsten carbide (TC) inserts. The TC inserts are either brazed or mechanically fixed (screwed) to the body. Depending on the design of the head, either disposable or regrindable TC inserts are used.
The regrindable TC inserts are either ground inside the binding machine, or by an external service company. Depending on the type and design of the TC inserts (disposable or regrindable), a different body must be used.
The mechanical fixed version has the advantage that the operator can change the worn out TC inserts by himself. more

Contact: Dipl.-Bw. Udo Middendorf, Business Unit Manager Paper Processing & Post Press
Phone: (02191) 969-327,

December 16, 2014

TKM Singapore receiving award for the most creative  and attractive booth at the PAPEREX INDONESIA 2014


The PAPEREX INDONESIA is the important trade fair for the south east asia paper industry.  Its opening ceremony was held yesterday in Jarcarta.  At this occasion, the fair`s contest, the “most creative booth award” honored TKM Singapore for the most fancy and attractive booth at the this year’s exhibition.

Dezember 3, 2014

We are cutting a new era:
TKM – The Knife Manufacturers

Over 100 years of experience in the production of industrial knives and saws. More than 1,000 employees on three continents in a good dozen companies, which continue to grow together under our joint TKM Group holding umbrella. The culture of an owner-managed group, combined with the dynamism of a global market leader in cutting technology; all these jigsaw puzzle pieces characterise our work.

Now we want to put the pieces together in a way visible for all. So from 1 October 2014 onwards, the individual companies of our group will consistently operate under the brand “TKM – The Knife Manufacturers” with a uniform image. In this way not only do we give ourselves a highly recognisable face fitting our international orientation, we highlight the fact that the united know-how of our experts around the world makes TKM more than the sum of its parts. In future we will conclude this with just two words: “Expertise United”.

Important to us is that although this new direction changes the appearance of “The Knife Manufacturers”, it does not change our tried and tested company philosophy. We are and will be your flexible systems and solutions supplier on whose expert staff you can always count. Just as you can on the combined skills under one strong group umbrella, on which TKM is everywhere now clearly and unambiguously displayed.


Anne Lütkes Presented Certificate of Recognition for Double Foundation

Today, Anne Lütkes – Chief Administrative Officer of the administrative district Düsseldorf – presented the Certificate of Recognition to Thomas Meyer for the foundations named after the founder: Thomas Meyer-Stiftung and Thomas Meyer Familienstiftung [family foundation].
A double foundation has thereby been established which comprises of two legally independent foundations which, however, have a direct interconnection. By establishing the charitable foundations Thomas Meyer-Stiftung and Thomas Meyer Familienstiftung, the founder Thomas Meyer, president of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Wuppertal-Solingen-Remscheid, shows considerable social commitment because one part of his property is intended for social activities.

The charitable foundation Thomas Meyer-Stiftung devotes itself to:
•    Promotion of vocational education
•    Promotion of church and charitable purposes

On the other hand, the family foundation Thomas Meyer Familienstiftung serves to form capital for administration, maintenance, and support of the Thomas Meyer Beteiligungs-GmbH and to secure the founder and his family. Moreover, it performs organizational tasks for the charitable foundation.

Picture: The founder, Mr. Herr Thomas Meyer with his daughter Laura Meyer and his wife Gabriele Meyer, Chief Administrative Officer Anne Lütkes

August 29, 2014

Expoprint 2014

16 - 22 July 2014
São Paulo, Brazil
Visit us during the Exoprint Latin America 2014 in São Paulo. You will find us in Hall C / Booth no. 68-C
(VDMA /German Pavilion).

The Brazilian market becomes more and more important, so the interest in this international fair is very high- referring to official statements the fair is fully booked.

We are looking forward to your visit.

June 23, 2014

The oldest knife factories

The production sites and sales offices in Asia (Malaysia and China) offer products specifically for the Asian market

TKM group with headquarters in Germany launched the production of industrial knives in 1908 as one of the pioneers in the industry. Today IKS Klingelnberg is one of the oldest knife factories in the region of Bergisches Land which is marked by tool making and became the leading manufacturer and supplier in the world for almost all industries.

Since 1993, the company has been managed by managing partner & CEO Thomas Meyer.


Source: print+ magazine / February-March 2014

May 2014

Tire Technology Expo 2014 best yet!

Post Show Report

With record numbers of visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates (3,400 attendees in total), Tire Technology Expo 2014 has been the most successful yet.
The hall floor was home to over 210 exhibitors showcasing the latest innovations, technologies and product highlights to an international audience.

The TKM group presented next to their eye-catcher - a 4.70 m long Shear Blade - in particular Slitter, deburring blades, textile shear blades and circular knives for Calemard machinery.

Volker Kölsch, responsible for the Group’s Business Unit “Rubber & Recycling” is highly satisfied with the days during the trade fair and he is happy with the many new contacts that could be established in particular to visitors from eastern parts of Asia, Eastern Europe and South America. "The exhibition was well-attended in general and in particular by the industry’s decision makers. The interest in the TKM group’s highly innovative product portfolio was great and I am sure that this 2014 Cologne event was a success for the company due to the many new customer contacts generated”, so Volker Kölsch.

Contact: Volker Kölsch

March 04, 2014

Tire Technology Expo 2014

Tire Technology Expo has grown in strength and stature every year since it was started in Europe 14 years ago. Visitors and exhibitors to the conference and exhibition staged in February 2013 universally praised it as the ‘world's leading tire design and tire manufacturing event', noting in particular the outstanding quality of the conference papers and speakers, and the comprehensive extent of machinery manufacturers and suppliers who exhibited at the event. Read more

You are welcome to visit our booth 3119 in Halle 1.1 to get more information about our services.

January 30, 2014


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December 19, 2013

News Division Paper / Printing and Packaging

Modified SurePerf® is well received by customers

Continuous progress is one of the most important components for competitiveness, growth and development of a company.  So Rolf Meyer has succeeded in optimizing and improving the exclusive and patented SurePerf® according to our individual customer wishes.
After the initial test run, one customer was very enthusiastic and impressed: ” The modifications have a significant visible effect and there are far less deformations. The aim of avoiding crease marks seems to be achievable.”, said Mr. Ortner of the Appl Group.
Our unique research and development department, combined with qualified print technologists in our sales department, allows us to offer professional advice and support as well as optimized products based on the customer’s individual requests and needs.

Contact: Ms. Kathrin Duscha

December 19, 2013



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