About us

About Us

Our work has always focused on the quality and reliability of your Tool-Temp equipment. Therefore we manufacture the key components ourselves or at least participate in their development. Only in this way can we have a decisive influence on the quality of the components.

With this philosophy in mind, we produce maintenance-free and service-friendly devices that enable you to achieve high-precision temperature control. Our commitment to quality also includes logical operation and ease of repair. This enables us to keep your purchase and operating costs low.

Over the past two generations, we have built up a dense distribution and service network throughout the world, with many of our branches being opened in the last 14 years. This evolution goes hand in hand with permanent investment in our operating resources. Today, we can assist you with highly qualified professionals who have sound expertise in your Tool-Temp products.

With our quick repair, and spare parts service, and well-stocked warehouses, we’re on hand to help at any time – no matter what you manufacture, where your production plants are located, what language you speak and when you need us. Technical advice and troubleshooting assistance is also one of our top priorities.

"A lot has changed since our foundation in 1973. Only one thing has not changed: You and your wishes are still the centre of our everyday life, day after day. That is why we set the bar ambitiously high - on your satisfaction."

Jasmine Koller, Executive Management

Dear reader

Jasmine Koller
Executive Management

Serge Koller
Executive Management

For us as siblings and the second generation of the business, Tool-Temp has always been part of the family. We’ve grown up in and with the business. Working here during the holidays, tagging along on business trips, getting souvenirs and hearing stories from distant lands was simply part of this.

That’s why it was completely natural for us to focus our academic studies based on Tool-Tempʼs core business. It soon became clear that we would get involved in the family business, which we did after completing our degrees. This meant we well prepared – to a certain extent – when we took the reins.

An occasion like this is filled with emotion and expectation. It was important for both sides to be patient and have faith, which allowed us to successfully take this leap. We owe it to our dedicated employees, loyal customers like you and longstanding partner companies more than any­thing for the fact that the gradual transition passed off without a hitch. We took over full executive management of the company in 2015.

Our philosophy is all about upholding values, building trust among you and our employees, developing the strengths of the company and getting new ideas off the ground. We want to manufacture products that meet the highest quality standards and stand out thanks to their unparalleled quality. Itʼs not without reason that we’ve made substantial investments in our fleet of machinery and expanded our distribution network.

We’ve set ourselves ambitious goals for the future. We’re going to set new standards in temperature control technology and captivate you with our smart solutions. We want to exceed the current demands and requirements of both the market and you as our customers. That’s why we see it as our mission, as a company, to solve problems in a creative yet cost-efficient way. To this end, we want to make sure we’re close at hand wherever you are in the world, and support you on the ground with our services and advice.

Smart solutions for facilities across the globe, made in Switzerland – we give you this promise as our customers, our employees and our partners. And to ourselves as a family.

The history of Tool-Temp AG

1973: Foundation of the company

Company founded as Koller & Co. Mechanische Werkstätte, production in Speicher AR.

1974: Development of the first temperature control unit

The first temperature control unit on the market equipped with a simple electronic temperature monitoring system.

1975: Relocation of the company to Roggwil – Thurgau

In the following years the first water cooling unit is developed.

1984: Conversion of the company into a stock company

Including renaming of the company with the new company name: Tool-Temp AG.

1986: New location in Romanshorn

Purchase of a property in Romanshorn and move from Roggwil to the new location.

1988: Expansion location Romanshorn

Purchase of a further plot of land and construction of additional production halls.

1994: Building plant no. 2 in Romanshorn

Purchase of the adjoining property, construction of production plant no. 2.

1995: Extension by two halls

Purchase of an adjoining property, expansion of the plant in Romanshorn by two additional halls.

1997: Additional production halls

Purchase of an adjacent plot of land of approx. 10’000 m² with two further halls in Romanshorn.

1998: Expansion of the production capacity

Purchase of a further property with an existing hall, approx. 700 m², Romanshorn.

1999: Planning new headquarters with a production plant

Purchase of a large plot of land, 34’000 m² in Sulgen, planning of new headquarters, with a complete production plant.

2000: Ground-breaking ceremony for new headquarters – Sulgen

Ground-breaking ceremony for the planned new building in Sulgen.

2001: Relocation of the whole company to Sulgen

Move of the whole company and production to Sulgen.

2002: Foundation of first Tool-Temp foreign companies

In various European countries there is a need for local Tool-Temp subsidiaries.

  • Foundation of Tool-Temp England
  • Foundation of Tool-Temp Germany North
  • Foundation of Tool-Temp Italy

2002: Start of production at the new location

Installation of the production lines. Start of production in the new building in Sulgen.

2003: First Tool-Temp subsidiary in Asia

The expansion continues. Development of the Asian markets.

  • Foundation of Tool-Temp Asia in Singapore

2005: Foundation of further Tool-Temp locations

Foundation of further European subsidiaries in Hungary and Germany.

  • Foundation of Tool-Temp Germany South
  • Foundation of Tool-Temp Hungary

2006: Foundation Tool-Temp Poland

Foundation of a further European subsidiary in Poland.

  • Foundation of Tool-Temp Poland

2007: Foundation Tool-Temp Czech Republic

Expansion of our activities in Eastern Europe with the foundation of a national subsidiary in the Czech Republic.

  • Foundation of Tool-Temp Czech Republic

2008: Expansion Asia – foundation of Tool-Temp China

Expansion of the presence in the Asian markets with the foundation of a national company in China.

  • Foundation of Tool-Temp China

2008: Foundation Tool-Temp France

Expansion of our presence in the western neighboring country. Foundation of a national company in France.

  • Foundation of Tool-Temp France

2009: Annual production reaches 10’000 temperature control units

The annual production in Sulgen reaches 10,000 temperature control and cooling units for the first time.

2012: Foundation Tool-Temp Benelux

Foundation of a further Tool-Temp national company Benelux with headquarters in Holland.

  • Foundation Tool-Temp Benelux

2013: 40 years of Tool-Temp!

We celebrate 40 years Tool-Temp anniversary.

2014: Foundation Tool-Temp Spain

Expansion of the Tool-Temp presence in Spain.

  • Foundation Tool-Temp Spain

2015: Foundation Tool-Temp USA

We start on the American continent. Foundation of the national company in the USA.

  • Foundation Tool-Temp USA

2015: The 2nd generation of the Koller family takes over

Handing over the baton to the next generation. The 2nd generation of the Koller family takes over – Jasmine Koller and Serge Koller.

2016: Foundation Tool-Temp Turkey

We start at the Bosporus. Foundation of the national subsidiary in Turkey.

  • Foundation Tool-Temp Turkey

2019: Foundation Tool-Temp Taiwan

Continuous expansion of the Asian market. Foundation of the national subsidiary in Taiwan.

  • Foundation Tool-Temp Taiwan

2019: Relaunch of the Tool-Temp brand

Start of the revision of the brand and the new corporate identity.

2020: Foundation Tool-Temp Mexico

The gateway to Central America. We are starting in Mexico with another national company.

  • Foundation Tool-Temp Mexico
Jürg Koller Founder

The founder – Mr. Jürg Koller

The joy and curiosity to travel to new countries, to discover distant cultures but also the ambition to make a Swiss product known far away from home made the founder of Tool-Temp, Jürg Koller, dare to start his own business in 1973. The founder put a lot of time and energy into the development of the distribution network. Building and maintaining long-term relationships was very important to him. In doing so, he trusted in personal responsibility and also gave young business partners a chance. In this way, many long-standing relationships characterised by friendship developed.

Jürg Koller was always driven by new ideas and goals, which he pursued uncompromisingly and sometimes swam against the current. Jürg Koller consistently pursued this basic idea in the development of his devices, which are robust, trouble-free and easy to maintain worldwide. He consciously relied on a high standard of production expansion and was convinced of the success of a high vertical range of manufacture. The success proved the freedom-loving founder right and so he was able to hand over the management of this successful company to the second generation in 2015. Happy to have more time for his hobbies, Jürg Koller is always on the road to explore new places.