At TMT America, we develop lasting relationships with entrepreneurs and business owners with unique products and ideas. We work together to find opportunities for growth and lasting success. Our focus is usually with small to mid-size, closely-held or family-owned companies, but we do work with larger organizations on occasion. We form partnerships and strategic alliances to help businesses reach their full potential.
Thomas Trissl founded TMT America after leaving Centiva, the company he founded in 1996. Thomas started Centiva with an idea based on producing award winning flooring designs in a world class manner with an unshakeable commitment to do so in an environmentally responsible way. Perhaps the strongest plank in the strategy was to manufacture the product in the US. At a point when companies were moving their manufacturing overseas, Centiva made a commitment to make products domestically.
The company was able to develop a fan-based following that sought to use the products above others in a market that offers many somewhat homogenous products. The people of Centiva, including everyone who had a hand in the company, made it what it is and what it continues to be today. Centiva was sold to Tarkett, a Paris-based flooring conglomerate, in 2010. Thomas agreed to stay with the company for a couple of years, but having fulfilled his commitment, has moved on to found TMT America.
Much of our focus is with ventures which holistically support and enhance the flooring industry. In 2012, TMT America partnered with Schönox GmbH to bring its comprehensive line of subfloor products to North America. Schönox engineering and quality are now well recognized throughout the Americas with expanding brand awareness, adoption, and comprehensive support. The venture provides installers and flooring contractors with the subfloor solutions to make every project better addressing subfloor challenges from the everyday to the extreme.
Recently, TMT America expanded its interests in brands and products which positively influence all facets of the flooring industry, making an alliance with Küberit. The comprehensive line of Küberit products including trim, edge, transition, expansion, ramping, stair-nosing, and wall protection profiles will be marketed and supported by Küberit USA. TMT intends to follow a path similar to that of Schönox with resounding brand marketing and world-class customer service. Schönox prepares all manner of subfloors for floor coverings while Küberit adds sophistication, depth of design, and flooring protection to each project.
Starting a new business, launching a product, deciding how to transition an existing venture…we understand your challenges. We’re always looking for great opportunities, entrepreneurs, and friends. Together we can find the pathways to get great ideas and products into the hands of customers.
Nothing is more important in business than entrepreneurship, and that’s where you come in. Harnessing the spirit and energy from the development of new ideas and directing it toward your goals is where the rubber meets the road. TMT America works with businesses in all levels of development. We help put structure around ideas, link opportunities with resources, and mentor development. It’s an exciting and essential part of what we do.
There’s a lot to be excited about in the world of new products. Ideas can become reality faster than ever before, production put in place, and distribution networks opened. We’re excited about what we do and we look for people, ideas, and experiences that inspire us.
Textures, colors, and embossing find their way on walls, floors, and ceilings.
Color and pattern use will always have an impact in product design.
Repeats, shapes, and surface treatments can inform all manner of products and ideas.
We are not a consulting company. Instead, we have a wide network inside and outside of TMT America that can address specific needs. We aren’t a source for a big systems implementation project; more of a resource for solving problems and finding opportunities.
What does success look like today, this month, this year, and over five years? It can’t be just making payroll (although that is a great start.) Together we can establish goals that define success today and tomorrow.
Are you a secret? That’s usually not a good thing. Establishing the platform from which your brand story will develop is so important. Consistency in communication and a thoughtful approach that will be used over time make the difference.
How do you make it? Regardless of what it is, you have to know how you will produce it. And all that surrounds the production process is important, as your margin is at stake. Together we can investigate your these areas.
Can we just buy our competitors? You see this strategy with varying degrees of success, but how unique is your idea if you have a group of competitors doing just what you do. The organic growth of the idea and business platform is where many of the more unique business ventures find themselves. We can work together to ensure that organic is not a synonym for slow.