Peter Hofsaess founds the company in Pforzheim and begins manufacturing fuses for the electronics industry.
Thermik changes the direction of its business activities and focuses on developing and manufacturing thermal protectors. The company registers its first patent in the 1970s.
Thermik launches the W1000 thermal protector on the market. The company thereby solves the problem of self-heating for the first time by implementing a double-disc design.
Thermik Corporation was founded in New Bern, US, as the first subsidiary abroad.
From the very beginning, the company particularly focused on developing customer-specific product solutions for the relevant market.
Thermik moves into its own building for the first time – its headquarters in Pforzheim.
Developing customised solutions for numerous market leaders increasingly accelerates the growth of the company.
Thermik Thüringen GmbH is founded in the former GDR before the German reunification in 1990. By opening this site, Thermik is able to expand its capacities at its production sites in Germany.
Thermik acquires Keramische Bauelemente in Hermsdorf in the state of Thuringia. This allows the company to have a presence in the new federal states of Germany and gain new strengths and expertise in semiconductors and sensors. This in turn adds even further to Thermik’s technological competitive advantage.
Thermik subsequently expands its market position by developing new, innovative hybrid products such as the X, V and Z series as well as the P1 model, the first self-holding winding circuit breaker designed on a PTC basis, in 1995. Many market players had deemed it impossible to develop such products just a few years prior.
Death of Peter Hofsaess and family succession. Thermik also opens a production plant in Malaysia.
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The list of the top 500 growth companies in Europe was published for the first time in 1997. Thermik was also included on this list in recognition of its excellent performance in creating sustainable growth and employment.
The M1 is introduced on the market, which is to this date still the only thermal protector that is manufactured fully automatically.
Marcel P. Hofsaess founds MAMI-TEC, a technology design company, ellipson electric, a retail company in Freudenstadt, as well as ellipson, a production plant in Sibiu, Romania, and later integrates these into the Thermik Group.
Additional production sites are located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and New Bern, US.
Marcel P. Hofsaess becomes majority shareholder and sole managing director of the company. Thanks to his patents, Thermik becomes a successful market and innovation leader in the field. Hofsaess Holding is founded.
Thermik is named one of the 100 most innovative German SMEs for the first time. A consortium of leading economic scientists and entrepreneurs nominates one hundred innovative SMEs for the TOP 100 Innovation Award each year.
The company’s headquarters is moved to Sondershausen. Thermik Thüringen GmbH is merged with Thermik Gerätebau GmbH. With the merger of the plants and the relocation of the corporate headquarters from Baden-Württemberg to Thuringia, the company is prepared for continued success in the future. --& Insert article “Found new home.”
Thermik receives the CrefoZert award for their excellent credit rating. This award is only given to companies whose credit ratings are continually among the top 1.7% of all German companies. Thermik’s competitors have never received this award.
Thermik is named one of the 100 most innovative German SMEs for the seventh year in a row. Besides Thermik, there are only three other companies that have received this award seven times in a row.