Thielenhaus Technologies GmbH

About Us

For more than 100 years Thielenhaus has been developing new and innovative solutions in machining. Our broad portfolio of machine-tools for high-precision surface finishing is designed to meet your needs regardless of surface type, component material or lot size. With production facilities on three continents and deliveries to 15 industries in more than 35 countries, we pride ourselves on being a global provider with an intimate understanding of our customer’s needs.

The division Thielenhaus Microfinish of Thielenhaus Technologies GmbH was founded in 1909 as the Maschinenfabrik Ernst Thielenhaus. Over the years it has become one of the most important global players within the field of fine machining. The demands on technical components regarding high impact resistance and increasing life can be met by applying the Microfinish process. By a consistent development of machining and process control technologies we were able to solve so called "no go" problems (i.e. where the usual answer would have been "no way"). We see ourselves as your partner in the field of fine machining offering you both custom made and standard solutions.

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More than once Thielenhaus Microfinish has received awards for excellence. 

In 2010, it was recognized for its market-leading position by the German Manager Magazin and included in the list of Germany's 1000 global market leaders.

In 2013, the Thielenhaus received an entry in the book "Germany at its Best", issued by the German state of Northrhine-Westphalia to recognize the region's top 100 performers in various categories. Thielenhaus was recognized for its performance in the category "Technology / Innovation". 


1st May 1909

Founding of the Maschinenfabrik Ernst Thielenhaus for plaiting machines (textile industry)


Production of the first hard-metal grinding machine


Production of the first MICROFINISH machine


Thielenhaus takes over the company Köllmann and expands its business by compressors and gears


Köllmann subsidiary in the US (KGC – Koellmann Gear Corporation)


Thielenhaus subsidiary in the US (TMC - Thielenhaus Microfinish Corporation)


Expansion of the product range by double-disc-grinding machines


Change of name to Thielenhaus Technologies GmbH


Thielenhaus subsidiary in China (TMS – Thielenhaus Machinery Shanghai)


Take over of the flat finishing line of our competitor Supfina


Expansion of the product range by double-disc lapping machines

1st May 2009



New production facility Superfinish Innovation, specialized in Tapefinishing machines and devices, opens in Matzingen, Switzerland (


New Sales & Service office Thielenhaus Microfinish Corp. India, opens in Chennai, India.