On October 01, 2021, the TCKT celebrated its 20th anniversary.
20 years ago, the Transfercenter für Kunststofftechnik was founded as a department of the UAR. The state of Upper Austria had made the decision to establish an application-oriented R&D institute for the predominantly small-structured Upper Austrian plastics industry.
The first rough draft was made on a simple paper napkin. Initially, the TCKT was located in Linz, but the company moved to Wels within a very short time. Here, the proximity to the University of Applied Sciences in Wels played a decisive role, since at that time the "Materials and Processing Technology" course was being set up and TCKT, with its processing technology equipment, was and still is an essential part of the course.
Step by step, the TCKT grew, both in terms of personnel and in terms of equipment and testing facilities. Whereas TCKT started with two employees at that time, the company now has 41 employees - 10 of whom are students who actively support the core team.
The Transfercenter für Kunststofftechnik GmbH has been an independent company since 2008. Testing and research is currently carried out on a total area of 1880 m².
TCKT is proud to be able to offer its business partners a wide range of tests and expert knowledge.
We look forward to many more years of testing and research.