Trumeter was originally founded in 1937 in Manchester, UK, to support the textile industry with mechanical based length measuring equipment. This engineering expertise was soon applied to develop mechanical products used to measure other materials including cable, rope, timber, carpet, wallpaper and many others, including the famous measuring wheel now used by surveyors and architects the world over.
The Manchester factory grew quickly to over 200 employees and 40,000 sq ft, serving customers in more than 30 countries.
At this time, electrical and electronic advancements offered new opportunities to not only measure, but also to control. These advancements enabled Trumeter to develop one of the world’s first electronic measuring wheels and start developing electronic products to measure voltage, current as well as counters that could use an electronic pulse to monitor and control equipment in many different industrial applications.
Trumeter’s reputation for well engineered high quality electronic and mechanical products continued to grow, and was combined with a passion for customer service and product innovation. Trumeter designed the world’s first fully electronic water jug timer, predicting when the filter should be changed to optimise water quality, initially based upon time, but later with increasing sophistication incorporating water hardness and volume – all this in a tiny module that could run for 7 years on a standard watch battery.
The low power expertise led to the development of ASICS, Application Specific Integrated Circuits, that not only run on ultra low power, but also offer the chance to reduce the number of components, the cost, and the product size as well as protecting intellectual property through preventing reverse engineering.
In 2003, the company opened a factory in Penang Malaysia, and began the process of gradually shifting manufacturing to a lower cost base in order to remain competitive globally. At the same time, the company started development of products for automotive lighting, initially using bulb technology, but then moving on full speed with the LED revolution. Literally millions of our lights are being turned on all over the world in Jaguars, Audis, Fords, and Range Rovers, and we are nominated on the Evobus and Aston Martin to name two others coming up shortly.
In 2010, the company was further strengthened by new investment and new management. John Smith joined as Director, and the HQ and laboratory/workshop were moved to new premises in Bury. In July of same year, Peter Weidenbaum retired after 55 years, moving into an advisory role and representing the company at various business forums. At the same time, Trumeter started to source its products from a new, purpose designed high quality factory, with ISO9001:2008 and a commitment to TS16949.
Today, as in 1937, strength and depth in engineering remains our core skill – electronic, mechanical, automotive lighting and special applications, we have them all – plus an ability to manufacture high quality products that meet our customers demands, delivered by an organisation that is easy to deal with and that has an unwavering commitment to world class customer service.
1. 5000 Road Measurer
Control & Measurement
1. 7000 Totalising Counter
2. 7110DIN Totalising Counter
3. 7932 Predetermining Counter
4. 3602 Mechanical Totalising Counter
6. 3900B Fabric and Carpet Measurement
7. 2600 Cable, Wire & Rope Measurement Machine