30 years of ttv success


ttv Illertissen Image 1990 Foundation of ttv in Senden, near Ulm.

1991-1994 Seals sold to first global players such as SEW and Kärcher.

1995 Intensification and expansion of production, and inclusion of additional product groups.

1996-2000 ttv acquires additional leading international brands as customers thanks to its first-class price/performance ratio.

2002 Relocation to the new site in Illertissen with generous logistics areas and office spaces.

2003 The founder's son, Harald Nitzschke, takes over the company management, and takes steps towards further growth.

2005 – 2013 Introduction of the second competence area of sliding bearing technology, and consistent strengthening of customer relationships in both areas.

2015 The company celebrates not only its 25-year anniversary but also the 75th birthday of Senior Director Jochen Nitzschke.

2017 Considerable expansion of the office and warehouse areas at the Illertissen site.

2018 Investment in a new, state-of-the-art laboratory. Market launch of new materials and designs.

2020 ttv celebrates its 30-year anniversary. Kick-off of the ttv 2030 strategy with a re-structuring of the business areas and intensification of activities.


how it all began

When successful companies celebrate an anniversary, people are always particularly interested in how everything began. Senior Director Jochen Nitzschke, who celebrates his 80th birthday this year, smiles as he looks back on the first days and months.
"In 1990, I decided to go self-employed. I was full of drive, and I rented a small office in the room next to an insurance broker. From there, I started to make telephone calls to
reach potential customers. My products started out as wear parts such as seals and sealing plugs for special machinery, transmission components and special systems. And one thing was clear even then: Whatever a customer needed, I would try to provide. That's how I achieved customer loyalty and gained their trust – which remains an important factor in our success today".