Translas work continuously on the development of new products in order to increasingly simplify day-to-day welding practice and improve application options. Translas has succeeded in optimising the cooling of its welding torches to such an extent that the swan necks quickly cool down at high amperages, for example. Translas is currently working on the development of a universal connector for TIG welding torches.
A new step for the company
A new step for the company is the investment in its own premises. On a 4000 square meter ground, a very beautiful building at a top location is acquired. In this building, Translas can grow and combine production and assembly together.
Jelmer Wolleswinkel and Jo Decock both join the company
Jelmer Wolleswinkel and Jo Decock both join the company as part of the Board of Directors. They are part of the sales representatives and their presence gives a nice push to the sales team. New products are added to the product range, specifically safety wear.
Lots of new machinery arrives in the production of Translas.
Lots of new machinery arrives in the production of Translas. High-speed milling machines and an injection molding machine make Translas ready for the future. Translas upgrades their product line with high quality level robotic and offshore torches. In 2007, 7XM MIG torch series and 5XT TIG torch series are launched.
Translas decides to focus on improving its processes
In this difficult economic year, Translas decides to focus on improving its processes. The company applies the principles of LEAN thinking and LEAN production. In this way, it succeeds to increase its flexibility and throughput in production. The same year, Translas appears at Schweissen und Schneiden – world’s biggest welding fair that takes place in Germany. The presentation of Translas at the fair is a success. This same year, the name has been changed from Translas TipWorks BV to Translas BV as it is still today.
Translas again has a presentation at Scheissen und Scheiden in Germany.
In 2013 the crisis seems to be over and Translas again has a presentation at Schweissen und Scheiden in Germany. This time the success is enormous. The launch of the brand new screw-less TIG line, called 7ST torch series, receives the highest public attention. As a modern company, Translas starts working towards growing their brand name via their communication, marketing and social media.
The board of Translas BV and the TTW (Translas TipWorks) Group changes
The board of Translas BV and the TTW (Translas TipWorks) Group changes and, as of today, it consists of Jeroen G. Boer, Edwin Boer and Jelmer Wolleswinkel. Eric J. Boer and Jo Decock operate the previous daughter company - VIP Safety. VIP Safety is now completely separated company and is not part of the TTW Group anymore.
The Company starts developing products focused on improving the health of the welder.
Translas keeps on being on top of the industry with its innovative developments. Seeing the need for it, the company starts developing products focused on improving the health of the welder. The 7XE Extractor is a welding torch with integrated fume extraction. It is developed together with TNO and is a patented product. The 7XE Extractor torch is accepted extremely positive by the public and, thus, creates more similar opportunities.
John Boer 23-9-1934 | 17-5-2017
At the age of 82, the founder of Translas, Mr. John Boer, has passed away. In 1960, he established Translas. Ever since Mr. John Boer has been the driving force and has led Translas with his soul until he retired in 1995. We miss his inspiration daily.
From 1st March 2018, Translas expands to the United Kingdom.
From 1st March 2018, Translas expands to the United Kingdom, where Translas UK Limited is established.
Translas UK Limited is based in Preston, North-Western England. It is a fully independent entity with own stock position. The company has to offer all Translas products as well as a complete range of fume extraction equipment for different production environments, such as mobile extraction units, purification systems and quality extraction arms under the name ClearO2.
The ClearO2 product line is later the same year extended
The ClearO2 product line is later the same year extended with specially designed mobile fume extraction machines for the 7XE Extractor torches of Translas.
The ClearO2 brand is now offered all over the world.
In January 2019, Translas opened yet another branch
In January 2019, Translas opened yet another branch – this time in Canada, Woodstock. Translas Canada Industries Ltd. (or TCI) was created to serve the whole Canadian market under the lead of Duncan Beaumont as Executive Director.
Translas 2000 – 2010
Translas 2010 – 2020