Tente wheels and Tente castors are true cosmopolitans – they are at home in over 100 countries – from Canada to Hungary and as far away as Australia. In Europe, Tente is regarded as the biggest wheel and castor manufacturer of all. But how did a company from the tranquil town of Wermelskirchen in the Bergisches Land area establish itself all over the world?
For example, by remaining down-to-earth, and by demonstrating endurance. One aspect of the company philosophy of remaining down-to-earth is that its founder, Adolf Schulte, simply named it after his origins in the Tente district of Wermelskirchen. And endurance, because that was over 90 years ago – in 1923 to be precise. What started as a retailer for ball castors and other rollers quickly became a shining example of German economic history in the years that followed. Tente started by manufacturing wheels and castors itself in the wholly unspectacular surroundings of a garage. This is clearly an indicator for its later success, as Google and Apple also both started in garages. Later, thanks to the German economic boom and a lot of hard work, the company expanded rapidly, and by the middle of the 1960s, it was ready to take the first steps to becoming an international company. In 1968, it produced over 10 million castors for the first time. In 1970, Tente developed one of the first computer-controlled high shelving units in Europe and numerous acquisitions and take-overs in the years that followed allowed Tente to evolve into the company it is today: A genuine global player that still retains the traditional values of a family company – performance, reliability, precision and customer service. It remains true to its tradition of supplying innovation.
We are certain that you will enjoy browsing though our Tente castor shop and that you will find exactly what you are looking for. Regardless of whether you need heat resistant, noise reducing castors or castors with a central brake, castors for furniture, pallet trucks or industrial equipment – if there's one company that can meet your requirements here, then it's Tente.