THUN inspires its customers through the quality and longevity of its products. All internal operations are run with statistical process control (SINIC®) and validated through powerful testing methods like 3D measurement. Important tools from the 6 Sigma model are constantly in use: FMEA, KAIZEN, etc. Industry 4.0 is demonstrated through interfaces between products, resources and processes. Thun’s sophisticated quality and process management which is continuously improved is ISO 9001:2015 certified and approved by TÜV Nord (voluntary production monitoring). Another strength is the excellent supply capacity which allows THUN to deal with OEM shortages in a matter of hours.

 

 

IMPORTANT HISTORIC MILESTONES

1919
Alfred Thun I establishes company in Ennepetal. He recognizes the lack of individual mobility after the war and begins to produce headsets and drive systems for bicycles.

1925
The cold forging technology is introduced.

1945
Alfred Thun II joins the business.

1950
Cranksets become part of the product range.

1963
Alfred Thun II introduces cold forging technology for crank arms.

1978
Alfred Thun III joins the business.

1988
The first square-tapered bb-set is produced.

1990
The THUN group employs a total of 2000 employees at numerous international subsidiaries.

1995
The technological global market leadership is achieved with regards to crank sets.

1998
International locations are given up and Ennepetal becomes the focused production site.

2005
Focus on square-tapered bb-sets.

2006
Stella-Béatrice Thun joins the business.

2014
Christian Alfred Thun und Alexander Thun join the business as fourth Generation.