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TORNOS Holding AG - Used machinery at Surplex


  1. TORNOS Holding AG
  2. The History of TORNOS
  3. Products
  4. The Company in Numbers
  • Name: TORNOS
  • Employees:Over 900
  • Location: Lombard, Illinois
  • Turnover: 100 Million USD
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TORNOS is a brand that is widely associated with the production of industrial machines. Established in 1959 by Tornos SA, the company has continued to service and sell its machines not only in the United States, but also to customers all over the world. In fact TORNOS saw the production of the first machines that was used in turning small parts for the Swiss watch industry. Currently, TORNOS lathe machines are widely used in different industrial, manufacturing, and processing applications. These include processes that involve machining operations which require a work piece to be rotated on its axis to allow various operations to be performed.

The History of TORNOS

TORNOS origin dates back to the late 19th century in the year 1880, which saw the production of the first machines that were used in turning small parts for the horological industry. In the 60s and 70s, TORNOS reputation in the world market rose after it merged with two other companies; BECHLER and PENTERMANN. Since the 90s, TORNOS has been looking towards the future and currently it is one of the leading brands in the small parts turning industry.


TORNOS specifically focuses on small parts turning industry. With its DECO 2000 concept, TORNOS provides the manufacturing industry with a radically new solution. The company has a wide range of products, especially in its line of lathes. These include the sliding headstock lathes with a variety of features including single spindle automatics with sliding headstock and numerical control; multi-spindle automatics with parallel numerical control; and cam driven lathes with multi-spindle automatics and programmable automation.

TORNOS solutions cater for different industrial needs, including the automotive industry, the medical industry, and the electronic as well as micro- electronics industry. In 2007, TORNOS introduced the TORNOS Sigma 20 Pursuit, which offers features that make it ideal for the flexibility requirements of the workshop environment. This lathe machine was specifically designed to meet the demands of the North American general engineering industry.

The Company in Numbers

In 1985, TORNOS expanded its product line to cover all industrial machining applications. This saw the introduction of the ENC 75, ENC 163, 167, and the ENC 284 with diameters ranging from 1 to 26 mm. These machines are currently still in production and enjoy a continuous supply of over 100,000 machines all over the world. However, only 40,000 of these machines are still in production today.

Used TORNOS Sliding Headstock Automatic Lathe
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