About us

TOSHULIN is a global leader in the manufacture of Vertical Turning Lathes (VTLs). The installed base of TOSHULIN VTLs is now more than 13,500 machines, in more than 72 countries worldwide. Our VTLs have a well-established reputation for exceptional durability, accuracy, and the ability to hold tolerances for decades.

History

TOSHULIN, previously known as TOS Hulín, was founded in 1949 when construction of the plant got underway in the town of Hulín in what is now the Czech Republic. Initially, TOS Hulín was engaged in manufacturing a variety of machinery, but since 1951 the company has produced machine tools, eventually focussing production exclusively on Vertical Turning Lathes.

The TOSHULIN story is one of continuous innovation and improvement to our family of machines. In 1959, we manufactured our first vertical lathe with continuous working feed, numerically-controlled axes movements and tracing. This machine was built based on TOS Hulín’s proprietary design and was the first numerically controlled machine tool produced in Czechoslovakia, and also one of the first numerically controlled lathes in the world. In 1974, we introduced an innovative 15-position tool magazine for automatic tool exchange in the renowned SKIQ, which is still in demand and manufactured to this day.

In the ensuing years, TOSHULIN has been a constant technology leader in vertical lathes.

In 2019, TOSHULIN celebrated 70 years in operation. TOSHULIN has earned a reputation for excellence. We have installed more than 13 500 machine tools in more than 72 countries worldwide. Our target is to continue our cooperation with foreign partners and customers also in the future and to develop it even more.

1949

1949

The foundation stone was laid for the new machinery factory.

1952

1952

The first SK vertical lathe was built.

1959

1959

The first numerically-controlled machine manufactured in the former Czechoslovakia, and one of the first machines of this type in the whole world.

1974

1974

Production of vertical lathes with automatic tool exchange was started.

1986

1986

First machines equipped with a pallet exchange system and with the C-axis.

1996

1996

TOS Hulín, s.p. was privatized and TOSHULIN, s.r.o. company originated.

1998

1998

Based on the decision of the general meeting of shareholders, TOSHULIN, s.r.o. company was transformed to the joint-stock company.

2002

2002

Construction of our first machine with a table diameter over 4 meters.

2008

2008

Awarded the Gold medal for the POWERTURN 1600 machine at MSV Machine Tool Exposition in Brno.

2015

2015

Delivery of 12 pcs Vertical turning lathe with hydrostatic system on linear axes.

2016

2016

New generation of machines for manufacturing of rail wheels.

2017

2017

TOSHULIN was named Exporter of the Year by the Czech Trade agency.

2018

2018

Application of software for Industry 4.0.