WE’RE 20 THIS YEAR!
5th Sep 2019
For those of you who haven’t yet heard, this year is our 20th birthday! Although our metrology history stretches back to 1913, we are celebrating 20 years of Torus Group this year!
Here’s a summary of our journey so far:
1913 – Walter Tatlow Ltd. Founded by Sir Harry Harley
1916 – Walter Tatlow Ltd. became Coventry Gauge and quickly becomes one of the best known UK businesses for the design and manufacture of inspection and testing equipment
1982 – The special systems division was acquired by US company Brown & Sharpe Inc and operated as Tesa Metrology Systems in the UK
1988 – First automated systems developed the for the UK metal container industry
1996 – First automated in-line inspection machinery developed for high speed, operator free integration in metal container production
1999 – Tesa Metrology Systems acquired through MBO and rebranded as TMS Technology Limited
2002 – Trac Group was formed to include machining/tooling and measurement business divisions. Measurement business was renamed as Trac Measurement Systems and achieved ISO 9001 accreditation the same year. A UKAS accredited, complementary contract inspection and calibration business was added.
2007 – Trac Americas was set up in Denver Colorado to service customers in the Americas
2008 – UK business relocated to its current home, Nedge Hill Science Park in Telford
2013 – Measurement division demerged from Trac Group and business rebranded as Torus Measurement Systems Limited & Torus Americas Inc.
2014 – Torus Automation incorporated to provide automated handling/conveying equipment and a range of environmental machine structures and enclosures
2015 – Regional service offices opened in Asia (Hong Kong) and South America (Brazil) to service local customers
2016 – New 10,000 sq ft facility added alongside Torus HQ in Telford
2019 - Torus Technology Group comprises: 110 staff, 30000 sq ft UK, 10,000 sq ft USA, 500+ Global Equipment Installations