Pultrusion is our thing – for more than 20 years!

In the end of the 1990s, Thomas Technik & Innovation (TTI) transformed from a wood working company into a composites manufacturer, especially for beds and furniture. At the beginning the glass fiber profiles for these products were purchased. Due to quality issues with the suppliers of the high-precision glass fiber profiles, the decision was made to produce the profiles in house. This was the birth of the pultrusion process at TTI. In addition to profiles for internal use, customer-specific profiles are also produced. TTI revolutionized the fiber composite sector in 2008 with the invention of Radius-Pultrusion. This patented process based on the so called “moving mold process” enabled TTI to produce curved profiles in a cost-efficient pultrusion process.

Today, TTI is a manufacturer and developer of pultrusion profiles and pultrusion lines, with production partners worldwide, such as Shape corp. from Michigan, USA, who are producing the world’s first carbon fiber bumper beam. Seeing that the moving mold technology used at Shape Corp. for the Corvette’s bumper has a much lower footprint than all other pultrusion technologies on the market today, TTI started to develop the world’s first pultrusion unit, being capable of producing straight and curved profiles within the same system with a, fully equipped, length of 3.5 meters called pullCUBE!

Meet the Awesome Team

JENS BÖLKE - Head of Composites & New Technologies

Jens is Mr. pullCUBE and head of our pultrusion sector. He has worked in the composites and pultrusion industry for over a decade and is now putting all that experience towards the next big step in pultrusion technology.


SEBASTIAN MEHRTENS - Head of Sales - Development - Production - Pultrusion lines

Sebastian is our head of sales with a huge experience in pultrusion of more than 15 years. He is your contact for any pullCUBE, profile or mold requests, setting up a trustable partnership between you and us.


MALTE APENBURG - Head of Electrical & Controls Engineering

Malte is our head of electrical & controls engineering, creating the brain of pullCUBE. With his efforts, he brings digital manufacturing into our systems, a new level in pultrusion.


THOBE WISCHMEYER - Electrical and Control Engineering, Composites and New Technology

Thobe or not to be… He is our electrical geek with an electrifying motivation every day, making pullCUBE a sustainable production solution.


DIETMAR WEIDLER - Head of Design and Engineering

Coming with a huge experience in mechanical design, Dietmar is the head of our design and engineering team, who gave pullCUBE its modern face and unique design. Dietmar is the best evidence that there are no limits between age and enthusiasm.


THOMAS TIETJEN - Design Engineer

As a design engineer Thomas is our stealth fighter, always appearing on the radar with great ideas and solutions for pullCUBE as well as mold designs, injection boxes & profile specific components.


RAMONA ENGELKE - Design Engineer

Ramona is our good soul from the neighborhood, creating pullCUBE’s mechanical drawings. With her calm character she takes care of all important details within our design.


BJÖRN MICHAELIS - Engineer

Björn is in charge of our assembly, making pullCUBE become reality. The whole team loves his pragmatic thoughts and solution ideas, always focusing on further improvements.


THOMAS MEIER - Engineer

Thomas is our Mr. Nice Guy, who makes everybody smile when entering the room. Electrical wiring of pullCUBE is his specialty, always with a big smile.


WOLFGANG PRASMO - Documentation

Wolfgang is our master of documentation with more than 40 years of experience within TTI. He is always supportive & asking the right questions to make pullCUBE the safest pultrusion system ever seen.


KAI IVEN BURMESTER - Manager for Process Development

Kai Iven, aka “Taifun”, is one of our two project managers for process development. He has the drive to bring customer projects to a success story, making the impossible possible.


MANUEL RADTKE - Plant Construction

With his calm and northern German character Manuel is the pultrusion process expert within our team. Give him a challenge and he will accept it, being the project manager for process developments with pullCUBE technology.


NICO ALPERS - Process Development

Nico is the evidence that composites and metal may have a perfect match. He supports our process development team within their projects and loves being on the road for international service and support as a process expert for pullCUBE.

See Our History

The Founder: Karl Thomas

Founded in 1935 by Karl Thomas, the company was founded as a cabinetmaker's workshop.
1935

The breakthrough invention

The company achieved its breakthrough with the invention of the wooden slatted frame in 1957, and the slatted frames marketed under the Lattoflex brand have always stood for back-friendly positioning and thus help to avoid back pain.
1957

Wing suspension and glass fiber profiles

In the end of the 1990s, Thomas Technik & Innovation (TTI) transformed from a wood working company into a composites manufacturer, especially for beds an furniture. The glass fiber profiles for these products were purchased at the beginning. Due to quality issues at the suppliers of the high-precision glass fiber profiles, it was decided to produce the profiles in house. This was the birth of the pultrusion process at TTI. In addition to profiles for internal use, customer-specific profiles are also produced.
End of 1990's

The invention of Radius-Pultrusion

TTI revolutionized the fiber composite sector in 2008 with the invention of Radius-Pultrusion. This patented process based on so called moving mold process enabled TTI to produce curved profiles in a cost-efficient pultrusion process.
2008

The present days

Today TTI is manufacturer and developer of pultrusion profiles and pultrusion lines having production partners worldwide, such as Shape corp. from Michigan, USA, who are producing world’s first carbon fiber bumper beam. Recognizing in that the moving mold technology used at Shape Corp. for Corvette’s bumper requires a way lower footprint than all other pultrusion technologies on the market today, TTI started to develop the world’s first pultrusion unit, being capable of producing straight and curved profiles within the same system with an, fully equipped, length of 3.5 meters called pullCUBE!
Today