Specialist in technical products
THN specializes in technical products that we have divided into five product groups: piston rings, Fey laminar rings, plain bearings, sintered filters and linear components. We’re able to deliver these millions of products in no time through smart stocking, extensive IT automation and efficient logistics. And our objective is to always score 100% customer satisfaction. We are improving all the time, as we are working on this day after day. Because besides specializing in technical products, we can also build on the more than 75 years of experience THN has accumulated, and on our three pillars: commitment, innovation and delivery.
Discover more than 75 years of THN Group history
THN is established as a technical wholesaler
The brothers H.J. Scheele and G.J.H. Scheele found the ‘Technische Handelsonderneming Nederland’ with a site in Enschede, The Netherlands. They start a technical wholesaler in engine components.
THN specializes in piston rings
THN starts specializing in piston rings. By buying up Nova’s factory stock, at one stroke it owns at least 1 million piston rings.
THN adds plain bearings to its range
Following the extension of the premises in the preceding years to accommodate the piston rings, it turns out there‘s also space for plain bearings. Plain bearings are added to the range as a new product group. At least 1 million plain bearings are now stocked.
THN adds Fey laminar rings to its range
After 30 years of continuous development THN becomes representative of Fey Lamellenringen GmbH.
THN adds hardened ground shafts to its range
The purchase of a new premises means there is space for extending the range with a new product group. THN adds hardened ground shafts to its range. These shafts are cut lengthwise and processed according to exact customer specifications.
THN adds linear components to its range
THN extends the product group of hardened ground shafts with linear ball bearings, bearing housings and shaft support rails. From that moment, the product group is rechristened linear components.
THN France, a French subsidiary, is created.
A sales office is opened in Metz (57) to meet the demand of French and Francophone customers in neighboring countries. It has an inescapable connection with the parent company and thus can offer the same quality service to all customers.
THN Group celebrates its 75th anniversary
THN proudly celebrates its 75th anniversary Alex and Wytse Scheele have since taken over the company from their father, and have now been at the helm of this fine family business for a number of years. And with this amazing anniversary a new era commences, since they aim to change and update THN in order to be able to serve customers even better.
THN France official distributor of Fey Lamellenringen GmbH
THN France, already official representative of Fey Lamellenringen GmbH for France, also becomes a distributor of these products for Belgium and Luxembourg.
THN invests in the future
THN wants to be at the forefront with the latest developments, so we’re investing heavily in making THN future-proof. An entirely new IT infrastructure has been set up, the storage capacity and linear processing center have been extended, and the machinery expanded. Hand in hand with this increased professionalization, THN is also presenting an entirely new, yet highly recognizable, look.
Would you like to get to know THN better?
We’d be happy to welcome you in our head office in Enschede, to get to know each other and to see what we can do for you.