Europe’s Leading Machine Manufacturers Utilize TRO’s Industrial Knives

For nearly a century, TRO – cutting tools, has been a strong representative of the production of industrial knives. Over the years, TRO has evolved into a global supplier of industrial knives, securing a prominent position among the largest producers in Europe.

With a modern approach and a workforce of 150 employees, TRO operates as a key player in the production of the industrial knives, wear, and other machine spare parts. Established in 1926 as a company specializing in the production of industrial knives for the wood processing industry, TRO has undergone a significant transformation over the years. Today, the company is a strategic supplier of industrial knives for the most demanding European machinery manufacturers across various industries, including recycling, plastics, wood, and metal.

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TRO knives can be found in 60 countries on all six continents, with a strong presence in Europe, particularly Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Scandinavia. The US is an important market for the company, as it is gradually entering the African market, and it is also active in South America and Australia.

Active Engagement in Product Development
60 percent of TRO’s revenues come from collaboration with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers, integrating TRO knives into their machinery. TRO’s research and technology department works actively with the customer in the development of their own products, and is fully capable of producing the complex products they have envisioned. The company enjoys using its experience and knowledge to help customers manufacture optimal, high-quality products that are also cost-effective. TRO is strongest in the recycling and plastics industries and becoming better and stronger in the metals industry as well.

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Tailored Solutions and Customer Focus
The company also works with customers who use machines; depending on the problem they are trying to address, they propose and find the right solution that enables the knife to work to its optimal capacity, or establish what the customer wishes to achieve with the knife in the final product or in the processes performed by the machine into which the knife has been built.

Investments in Technology and future expansion plans
Following the ISO 9001 standard, TRO executes its entire manufacturing process. Continuous upgrades to machinery and the automation of production processes reflect the company’s commitment to staying at the highest technology level. TRO values long-term relationships with customers, many lasting over two decades, showcasing reliability and product quality. Certified material suppliers ensure the high quality of their products. Newly acquired customers and good customer forecasts mean that TRO is planning further growth in business. The company’s number one aim in the next few years is to expand its capacity and increase competitiveness in the global market.

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 1/2024, Page 40, Photo: TRO)