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TGW
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Leading intralogistics specialist

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The roots of TGW reach back to 1969, when Ludwig Szinicz (1939-2017) took over a small metalworking shop in Wels, Austria. Along with his friend Heinz König (*1939), he spent the following years building the company into one of the world's leading intralogistics specialists.

In the core industries of Fashion & Apparel, Grocery and Industrial & Consumer Goods, TGW plans and implements highly automated, future-proof fulfilment centres around the world – and also takes care of service and maintenance during ongoing operation. TGW develops and produces all components itself, including everything from the software to the control system and robotics to the mechatronic modules.

Ludwig Szinicz and Heinz König found TGW in Wels, Austria. By now, the company has developed into a world-leading systems integrator for intralogistics solutions.

Worldwide, more than 4,400 specialists from 69 nations work for TGW – providing their experience, expertise and dedication.

More than 20,000 of our Stingray shuttles are in use around the world and ensure the fully automatic storage and retrieval of goods.

In the 2022/23 fiscal year, the company generated a revenue of 955 million euros. The majority of profits remain in the company and are reinvested.

Putting their heads together: more than 750 experts develop customised software and digitalisation solutions for intralogistics.

Ten percent of EBIT is distributed to our employees. As part of the Dual Employee Participation, they can choose between the options of time and money.

TGW is represented by 24 units in Europe, the US and China – from Wels to Paris, from Atlanta to Shanghai.

Innovations play an important role at TGW. We have applied for a total of over 650 patents for our products and solutions.

The average age of our more than 4,000 employees is around 36. Whether trainee or seasoned pro: We succeed as a team.

In our international projects, we install around 160,000 metres of high-performance and energy-efficient conveying systems per year.

Currently, 125 highly qualified experts work in the development and production of our highly automated robotics solutions.

The highest-output fulfilment centre planned and implemented by TGW can send up to 500,000 packages a day.

Management

Henry Puhl

Chief Executive Officer

Christoph Wolkerstorfer

Chief Sales Officer

Jörg Scheithauer

Chief Financial Officer

Now

  • The TGW Logistics Group employs more than 4,000 people and generated sales revenues of more than 813 million euros in the business year 2020/21.

2020: 

  • TGW heightens its focus on digitalisation and introduces a digital twin of its Rovolution® order-picking robot

2019:

  • Innovative OmniPick® pocket sorter celebrates world premiere
  • TGW presents an innovative store and logistics concept for the grocery retail market: OmniStore®

2018:

  • TGW introduces its intelligent, self-learning order picking robot, Rovolution®
  • New corporate headquarters, TGW Evolution Park, is opened in Marchtrenk (Austria)
  • New unit in Atlanta (USA)
  • TGW USA purchases a new building in Norton Shores

2017:

  • Dr. Harald Schröpf is appointed CEO of TGW Logistics Group in November 2017
  • TGW launches units in Kaunas (Lithuania) and Créteil (France)

2016:

  • TGW acquires CHM Automatisierungstechnik GmbH in the Bavarian town of Stephanskirchen and gives it the name TGW Robotics
  • In FlashPick®, TGW presents an innovative system for fully automatic split case picking
  • TGW Benelux moves into a new office in Roosendaal (Netherlands)

2015:

  • Opening of a production site in Changzhou (China)

2014:

  • TGW acquires software specialist Klug integrierte Systeme in Teunz (Bavaria) and incorporates the company as TGW Software Services

2013:

  • The KingDrive® conveyor system is introduced making use of gearless motorised rollers

2012:

  • TGW opens units in Shanghai (China) and Rotkreuz (Switzerland)

2011:

  • Opening of a unit in Istanbul (Turkey)
  • New Stingray Shuttle® system is introduced

2010:

  • Opening of units in Gothenburg (Sweden) and Courcouronnes (France)

2008:

  • TGW opens a unit in Posen (Polen)

2007:

  • Opening of a unit in Leicestershire (United Kingdom)
  • Incorporation of Ecolog Logistiksysteme as TGW Systems Integration
  • Future Wings is founded. The charitable projects are all about supporting the personal development of young people, so that they can live independently, autonomously and responsibly.

2006:

  • Opening of a unit in Spilamberto (Italy)

2005:

  • TGW acquires conveyor system specialist Ermanco in the USA

2004:

  • Ludwig Szinicz founds TGW Future Private Foundation. He bequeaths all shares of TGW to the foundation in order to secure the company's future for the long term.

2003:

  • Opening of a unit in Barcelona (Spain)

2001:

  • Founding of a unit in the USA

2000:

  • TGW founder Ludwig Szinicz steps down from operational management.

1998:

  • Commissioner: new compact small parts storage and retrieval system

1996:

  • New generation of SRMs in lightweight construction

1995:

  • TGW expands production in Wels

1994:

  • Launch of a TGW software solution

1989:

  • Mustang: first storage and retrieval machine with stationary drive

1987:

  • Founding of a unit in Germany

1985:

  • Alupfeil: First storage and retrieval machine with aluminium mast

1976:

  • The growing company moves to a new location in Wels, Austria

1970:

  • TGW develops the first conveyor belts of the company's history

1969:

  • Ludwig Szinicz takes over a small metalworking shop in Wels. Along with his friend Heinz König, he thus lays the foundation for intralogistics specialist TGW (Transportgeräte Wels)
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