In 1962 TRACTO-TECHNIK was founded in Lennestadt-Saalhausen (Germany) by the engineer Paul Schmidt. The name says it all – as the company initially only produced machines for extracting drill rods and sheet piles. In the early 70s TRACTO-TECHNIK specialized on the divisions trenchless technologies (Nodig systems) and tube fabrication technology, which have consequently been extended since. In 2007 a further division for geothermal energy was instituted.

TRACTO-TECHNIK is the largest European manufacturer of steerable and non-steerable trenchless pipe / cable laying systems. The company has more than 500 employees all over the world and exports to more than 60 countries. Five production plants and seven service branch offices guarantee proximity to the customers in Germany. Furthermore, TRACTO-TECHNIK (TT Group) and its sister companies TT UK (United Kingdom), Tracto-Techniques (France), TT Technologies (USA), TT Asia Pacific (Australia), as well as Prime Drilling (large HDD rigs) and other affiliated companies form the TT Group of companies, offering the broadest range of equipment for trenchless laying and replacement of pipes and cables

TRACTO-TECHNIK has its own training department and participates in working groups to establish qualification and quality regulations for trenchless technologies. Three R&D and Technology Centres research provide an in-house capability for development and engineering covering all aspects of trenchless technologies, with the focus being on innovation. More than 10% of the company’s personnel of about 500 people are employed on R&D projects. Thus, more than 350 patents and several international innovation awards have been generated and are owned by TRACTO-TECHNIK.

More information can be found at: www.tracto-technik.de.