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

  • 1940

    THN is established as a technical wholesaler

    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.

  • 1970

    THN specializes in piston rings

    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.

  • 1974

    THN adds plain bearings to its range

    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.

  • 2006

    THN adds Fey laminar rings to its range

    THN adds Fey laminar rings to its range.

    After 30 years of continuous development THN becomes representative of Fey Lamellenringen GmbH.

  • 2007

    THN adds hardened ground shafts to its range

    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.

  • 2013

    THN adds linear components to its range

    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.

  • 2014

    THN France, a French subsidiary, is created.

    THN France

    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.

  • 2015

    THN Group celebrates its 75th anniversary

    THN 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.

  • 2017

    THN France official distributor of Fey Lamellenringen GmbH

    Fey

    THN France, already official representative of Fey Lamellenringen GmbH for France, also becomes a distributor of these products for Belgium and Luxembourg.

  • 2018

    THN invests in the future

    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.

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