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Quality creates trust

Today, modern companies can no longer afford to lose their systems due to cabling problems, so our high-tech customers require networking solutions that come with guaranteed quality. tde is able to ensure this with 100% quality assurance of all components, and end-to-end documentation of all processes.

For many years, tde products and services have enjoyed a first-class reputation in the market, and in the OEM segment in particular tde has acquired an increasing market share as an innovative manufacturer, systems provider and distributor of networking solutions, and has established its name as a guarantee for the highest levels of quality and reliability.

To ensure this reputation is retained, tde - trans data elektronik GmbH - is always compliant with the latest standards in quality management, an achievement that is confirmed by the company's ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001 certifications. Moreover, in 2002 tde was the first company in Germany to obtain certification to the TL 9000 standard, a special addition to ISO 9001:2008 certification for the telecommunications sector.

The strengths of tde

  • Complete coverage of all networking industries
  • High quality standardReliability
  • Immediate reaction on customer inquiries
  • Short delivery time
  • Solid experience in cabling and networking industries
  • Systematic development of new products and processes
  • Co-operation
  • Convenient cost-effectiveness
  • 24-hour service
  • innovative co-operation

Innovation, made in Germany

Progress is achieving the impossible, and tde - trans data eletronik GmbH - repeatedly exceeds the limits of what others think is possible, to obtain the best results for its customers.

In numerous projects, tde has proven its creativity and capacity to innovate, making a name for itself as a reliable partner in special applications and harsh-environment applications.

Company structure

tde - trans data elektronik GmbH - is split into the strategic business units Fibre Optics and Copper Cabling Technology, Distribution and Service and Systems.

Manufacture of fibre optic and copper cabling

As a manufacturer of fibre optic and copper cable systems, tde has the right solution for every job, from series production to tailored manufacturing according to vendor or customer-specific requirements. Both fibre optic and copper cable applications are based on the company’s own production facilities and are manufactured entirely in Germany.

Production processes at tde meet the latest standards, and the company has one of the most up-to-date fibre optic cable preparation systems in Europe. Fibre optic patch cables and trunk cables are manufactured in many different configurations using highly automated processes on two independent mass production lines. The range of products on offer encompasses the entire spectrum of connector types available on the market. Production capacity is around 100,000 fibre optic connectors per month, and this can be ramped up easily whenever required. To guarantee consistently top quality, only the best components from renowned vendors are used. All tde production staff have the necessary qualifications and education, and have been well trained in using specialist technical equipment such as laser cleavers and glue-dispensing robots.

Each cable application is subjected to a full test procedure comprising interferometer measurements, insertion loss and return loss measurements and a final visual inspection to ensure that only 100% error-free products are shipped to the customer.

The modern SAP system allows major customers to connect directly into the production system. With serial numbers and the integrated process monitoring, every application manufactured by tde has a complete production history, which is recorded and stored in the core SAP system. Customers can view the shipping status of the products they have ordered thanks to an online tracking function on the tde website.

tde is particularly concerned with flexibility and rapid fulfilment of orders. If you wish, the components in your order can be manufactured and delivered within 24 hours.

Distribution- and Assembly-House-Partnerships

The company distributes its own products by specialised distribution partners, such as systems houses, system integrators and distributors or wholesalers. These partners serve global companies in various industries, as well as network operators, universities, banks, public authorities and data centres.

tde is an official distributor for CTS Connection Technology Systems Inc., Prysmian Draka, Bel Stewart Connectors (Bel Fuse Inc.) and, Lantronix Inc. (former Transition Networks). In addition, the network expert sells products from manufacturers including Dätwyler Holding AG, HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD., Weinert Industries AG, KERPEN DATACOM GmbH, OCC Optical Cable Corporation, SENKO Advanced Components, Ltd., TE connectivity. This is complemented by "Assembly-House-Partnerships" with US CONEC, Ltd. and R&M Reichle & De Massari AG.

Service and systems provider

As a systems provider, tde Service and Systems is a one stop shop for planning and realisation of networks and network acceptance and certification, in addition to network security solutions.

With high quality standards, a committed workforce that has above-average levels of qualification and the use of latest machinery and IT systems, tde is renowned as a valuable, reliable provider of network components.

"Mature systems for quality and product management, optimisation of our processes and the best possible levels of customer service are a matter of course for our company, as a globally active manufacturer, system provider and distributor of network solutions," explains André Engel.

Milestones of the company history

  • 2022
    • Launch of the HEB® Pro connector series
    • Launch of the tML LWL-SN module, which enables 384 fibers in 1U
    • tde is a business partner sponsor of the Iserlohn Roosters first division ice hockey club
  • 2021
    • Company anniversary: ​​30 years tde - trans data elektronik GmbH
  • 2020
    • Launch of the tML fiber optic MDC module, which enables 384 fibers in 1U
    • tde goes online with a new B2B web shop
    • Launch of the tML® 32 system
  • 2019
    • tde expands sales in Switzerland via Arimax
    • Launch of the 16 and 32 fiber MPO connector
  • 2018
    • Upgraded and certified to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and TL9000
    • Auditing by the Deutsche Telekom
    • Auditing by the Deutsche Bahn
    • Market launch of the tML® LWL TAP modules
  • 2017
    • Market launch of the new tML® system platform
    • A second logistic and production facility is set up and commissioned in Bippen
    • Market introduction of the tDF tde Distribution Frame System (ODF)
  • 2016
    • Company anniversary: 25 years tde - trans data Elektronik GmbH
    • Purchase of a new business premises as a sales office in Dortmund
  • 2015
    • tde is the first network specialist to offer a Europe-wide B2B webshop
  • 2014
    • Market introduction of the tML® Xtended cabling System
    • Market introduction of the tML® 24 cabling System
    • Launch of the tPM patch cord management system
    • Introduction of web-based FO patch cords and splice box configurators
    • Establishment of own road show concept "(R)Evolution of the nets"
    • Participation in international committee IEC SC 86B
  • 2013
    • Expansion of the TDE service offering with system integration
    • Market introduction of the tBL®- cabling system
    • Zertifiziert for PRIZM® LightTurn® by USCONEC
  • 2012
    • Participation in international committee CENELEC TC 86BXA/WG 01
    • Market introduction of the tSML cabling system
  • 2011
    • Official Endorser of the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres
  • 2010
    • Auditing by the Deutsche Telekom
  • 2008
    • Participation in DKE/UK 412.7 (FO Connectivity)
    • Market introduction of the tML® cabling system
  • 2006
    • MPO/MTP® technology tooling
  • 2004
    • Company-wide introduction of the SAP system
  • 2003
    • Auditing by R&M for E2000 terminations
  • 2002
    • Additional certification to ISO-14001 and TL-9000
  • 2001
    • Certified to ISO-9001:2000
    • New logistics centre is set up and commissioned in Bippen (Ohrte)
  • 2000
    • Purchase of a new business premises as a sales office in Dortmund
  • 1999
    • Certified to ISO-9002
  • 1996
    • Workshops in Bippen (Ohrte) are purchased and fitted out
  • 1995
    • Fibre optic cable preparation facility is set up
  • 1993
    • Company reforms as tde - trans data elektronik GmbH
  • 1991
    • Engel tde - trans data elektronik is founded