Here is our story: It all started in 1971… In Germany!
Thomas’ journey in this trade began in 1971 in Southern Germany, where he did a four year apprenticeship. In 1980, he graduated from the Mastercraftman School in Frankfurt and obtained the highest degree in the tool & die trade, the Meisterbrief. After obtaining his degree, Thomas worked in Switzerland for two years, where he was in charge of the tool room and the apprenticeship training. At the end of 1982, he and his wife Renate decided to move to Canada.
With his extensive experience and passion, Thomas’ vision was to become a turn-key solution for his customers. His passion was so contagious that his son, Alexander (Alex), decided to join the family business in 2000. After graduating, Alex attended the Tool & Die program at BCIT and became Thomas’ right hand in the business.
He gained experience and took on more responsibilities. Furthermore, he worked part-time as an application engineer for Siemens CAD and Cam systems. Alex’s business interests include mould and product design, injection moulding and mould making processes. Being a creative and a problem-solver individual, he is always trying to find a way to improve the processes currently in place.
In 2013, Alex took the lead and became the President of Turnkey while his parents decided to retire and enjoy life.