Maschinenraum expands further: TROESTER becomes part of the innovation-ecosystem


The family-owned company TROESTER, internationally known for machinery and plant engineering for rubber and plastics processing, becomes part of the Machine Room. The alliance of more than 40 SMEs as well as university partners and other innovators is working together on the digital transformation of German SMEs. TROESTER, a family-owned company, wants to use the exchange with other members of the Machine Room to gain new impetus in dealing with challenges in corporate culture, sustainability and product innovation, among other things.

The company was founded in 1892 by Paul Troester – today, around 650 employees work globally at locations in Germany, China, the USA and Russia, among others. TROESTER has been successfully developing and producing machines and systems for international customers in the rubber and plastics industry for 130 years.

Innovation does not always have to take place behind closed doors

“The energy turnaround, for example, is having a positive impact on our business, whereas in the rubber sector, however, we are constantly faced with new challenges, due to increasing e-mobility and the associated new requirements for tires. What both scenarios have in common, however: They drive product innovation. That’s exactly what our ‘pilot plant’ is for, a test hall where we work with our customers to break new ground. Together. And to break new ground, we have also joined the engine room as a conscious investment in our future,” says Stephan Bartelt, CFO at TROESTER.

“From practice for practice, at eye level – we are definitely fulfilling this wish with our innovation ecosystem. I am sure that the other members will learn a lot from TROESTER. And vice versa, TROESTER will also get valuable, new impulses to courageously face the challenges of our time,” says Tobias Rappers, Managing Director of Maschinenraum.

About Maschinenraum:

The Engine Room, a shared innovation ecosystem from SMEs for SMEs, unites German SMEs and family businesses to boldly shape the future. Already, more than 40 family-owned companies – including Viessmann, Fiege Logistik, Dussmann Service and Paracelsus Kliniken – have joined the Engine Room to jointly drive the digital and sustainable transformation of medium-sized businesses.

About TROESTER – Excellence in Extrusion:

TROESTER GmbH & Co. KG, headquartered in Hanover, Germany, is the world’s leading manufacturer of equipment for the rubber, cable, and compounding industries. For 130 years TROESTER has been providing system solutions for our customers with its long experience and focused know-how. TROESTER stands for cutting-edge technology in mechanical engineering – progress by tradition. Today, the family-owned company employs around 650 people at global locations in Germany, China, USA, Russia and Switzerland.