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About Thal Technologies Netherlands

Allround Electronics solution provider

Elevating Excellence in Every Aspect of Your Project

At Thal Technologies, we go beyond traditional boundaries, providing comprehensive solutions that encompass the entire spectrum of your project needs. From inception to realization, we’re your trusted partner, seamlessly blending engineering, product development, production, and distribution into a harmonious journey towards success.

In our pursuit of the optimal solution, we take immense pride in our role as a versatile and dependable partner in the world of technology solutions. Our extensive portfolio spans a wide range of services, including LED Lighting, Thermal Management, and specialized electronic solutions tailored to your specific needs.

With two decades of experience, Thal Technologies has consistently delivered tailored excellence, whether it’s illuminating your path, efficiently managing heat, or customizing electronics to your unique requirements. We invite you to experience the Thal difference — a commitment to delivering holistic solutions that empower your vision and drive success. Let’s embark on this journey together, where your project’s success is our ultimate goal.

The history of Thal

September 19th
Start of Universal Science BV
How it all started at Thal - Working from a home office.

Establishment of Universal Science BV, a Division of Universal Science Ltd in the UK.

Director and major shareholder, entrepreneur Ad Musters, initiates operations from his home office (refer to photo). Universal Science BV is the official distributor for two prominent American manufacturers in the thermal management industry. These include Thermagon Inc, known for their thermal conductive interface materials, and Advanced Thermal Solutions Inc, which specializes in heatsinks and measurement equipment for thermal and flow analyses.

Our initial clientele comprises esteemed organizations such as Thales Netherlands BV, Barco NV, Lucent Technologies GmbH, Technolution BV, Orga BV, and Deltour BV.

April 4th
First Exhibition: Light & Building Frankfurt 

First Participation at Light & Building Frankfurt  with the slogan “Cooling Electronics by Design.”

This marked the beginning of many subsequent participations at the Light & Building trade fair, held biennially. Each event has continued to showcase our innovative solutions in electronic cooling.


First LED Conference Brussels
Brussels Picture

LED Conference Brussels: Beginning of Partnership with Lumileds and Future Lighting Solutions as a Certified Solution Partner

We also started serving as a supplier of Metal Core PCBs, specifically designed for power LED cooling. This period marked the initiation of our first LED assembly projects using Luxeon I and Luxeon III.

Opening first office Thal Technologies
Older Keybord office picture

First Office: Huizermaatweg in Huizen

Our first official workspace was located at Huizermaatweg in Huizen, a milestone that marked a significant leap forward for our organization. This office not only served as our operational headquarters but also symbolized our transition from a home-based business to a professional corporate setting.

New and bigger office Thal Technologies
Metalcore PCB at Thal Technologies

Relocation to a New, Larger Facility: Rokerijweg in Huizen

To accommodate our growing production needs, we relocated to a larger premises at Rokerijweg in Huizen. This move was strategically planned to enhance our manufacturing capabilities, particularly in the converting of Thermal Interface Materials and the semi-automatic production of LED modules using metal core Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs). The new facility is specifically designed to streamline our operations and increase our production efficiency. With more space and better-equipped production lines, we are set to meet the increasing demands of our clients and maintain our commitment to quality and innovation in all our products. This relocation not only signifies our growth but also strengthens our capacity to lead and innovate in the industry.

Osram Opto Semiconductors LedLight4you
Osram Logo

2006 Milestone: Achieving Certification in the Osram Opto Semiconductors LedLight4you Program

In 2006, we reached a significant milestone by becoming a certified member of the Osram Opto Semiconductors LedLight4you program. This prestigious certification marked a pivotal moment in our journey, underscoring our dedication to upholding the highest standards in LED technology. Aligning with Osram Opto Semiconductors, a leader in the industry, this achievement enhanced our capabilities and reputation, providing us with advanced resources and collaborative opportunities to innovate and excel in delivering top-tier LED solutions. This event stands out as a testament to our commitment to quality and our proactive approach to embracing leading-edge technologies.

Fully Automatic SMD Production Line
New SMD machine coming in

May 2008: Launch of Our First Fully Automatic SMD Production Line

In May 2008, we achieved a major technological advancement by launching our first fully automatic Surface-Mount Device (SMD) production line, complete with a reflow oven specifically designed for LED production. This state-of-the-art production line was outfitted to handle high-performance LEDs, including the Luxeon K2 and Osram Dragon LEDs.


Cree LED Partner Program

Thal Technologies Secures Place in Cree LED's Solution Partner Program

Thal Technologies received official certification from Cree LED, marking a significant milestone as it joined the esteemed ranks of their Solution Partner Program. This recognition underscored Thal Technologies' commitment to excellence and innovation in the LED solutions field, paving the way for future collaborations and advancements in lighting technology.

Management buy out
Team picture Thal Technologies

Transformation and Progress: Thal Technologies' Origins and Renaming

In September 2015, a pivotal management buy-out led to the renaming of Universal Science to Thal Technologies. This strategic move marked a significant transformation in the company's history, positioning Thal Technologies for a new era of innovation and growth in the technology sector.

Expanding - New location
LED production - LED supplier

Expansion and Enhancement: Thal Technologies' Strategic Relocation

Thal Technologies relocated to a new combined office and factory space located on Grindzuigerstraat in Almere. This facility is equipped with five SMD production lines, enhancing our manufacturing capabilities and streamlining operations. This strategic move further solidifies our position as a leader in the technology sector.

New Production Line Long Circuit Boards
SMD Led production 1.5 meter Thal Netherlands

Thal Technologies Launches New Production Line for 1.5 Meter Long Circuit Boards

In April 2016, Thal Technologies significantly expanded its manufacturing capabilities by inaugurating a new production line specifically designed for circuit boards up to 1.5 meters in length. This enhancement allowed Thal to accommodate larger and more complex designs, meeting the increasing demands of various industries for extensive and intricate electronic components. This strategic upgrade not only increased Thal's production capacity but also enhanced its ability to innovate and deliver high-quality, tailored solutions to its customers.

Seventh SMD Production Line
LED SMD assembly and production at Thal Technologies

Thal Technologies Activates Seventh SMD Production Line

 Thal Technologies continued to advance its manufacturing capabilities by launching its seventh SMD production line. This expansion was aimed at boosting the company's capacity to meet growing demands for complex and high-precision electronic components. The new production line further solidified Thal Technologies' position as a leader in the electronics manufacturing industry, enhancing its ability to deliver high-quality, efficient, and reliable solutions.

New General Director
Ronald - Thal Technologies Almere

Ronald Kunneman Assumes Role as New General Director of Thal Technologies

In March 2021, Thal Technologies welcomed Ronald Kunneman as its new General Director. Ronald brings extensive experience from his previous roles, including his tenure as Director at Rodin Group, a provider of internet and FttH access solutions, and his time at Strict, an international interim/consultancy organization specializing in ICT and telecommunications. With his proven track record in the industry, Ronald's appointment signifies a strategic move to drive Thal Technologies forward in its mission of innovation and growth.

Happy Thermal Engineer Day
Happy Thermal Engineer Day

Celebrating Thermal Engineers: Thal Technologies Launches a Unique Initiative

In July 2022, Thal Technologies initiated a special campaign to honor Dutch thermal engineers for their indispensable contributions to the field. This initiative, designed to spotlight those who expertly manage thermal energy within various systems, allows industry peers to nominate and thank their colleagues by sending personalized cards. Each year, the engineer with the most nominations receives a grand prize—a visit for a personal interview and a thoughtful gift delivered by the Thal team.

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HLMO Private Equity Becomes New Owner
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HLMO Private Equity Becomes New Owner of Thal Technologies

In June 2023, Thal Technologies underwent a significant change in ownership as HLMO Private Equity acquired the company. This new partnership marked a pivotal moment for Thal Technologies, promising to infuse the company with fresh capital and strategic insights aimed at enhancing its market presence and accelerating its growth in the global technology landscape.

Solar Team Eindhoven Sponsoring
Stella terra Project thal Sponsoring

Thal Technologies Supports Innovation with Solar Racing Team Eindhoven Sponsorship

Thal Technologies proudly sponsors the Solar Racing Team Eindhoven, an innovative student team from the Eindhoven University of Technology. The team has made groundbreaking strides with Stella Terra, the world’s first off-road solar car, capable of operating independently of charging stations. Equipped with robust solar panels on its roof, Stella Terra is designed to navigate both paved roads and challenging terrains, making it a pioneer in sustainable automotive technology.

More about this project.


Thermal Management Expo in Stuttgart
Thermal expo 2024

Thal Technologies at the Forefront: Participating in the First Thermal Management Expo in Stuttgart

Thal Technologies marked its presence at the inaugural Thermal Management Expo in Stuttgart, showcasing their expertise and innovative solutions in thermal management technologies. This participation underscores Thal Technologies' commitment to staying at the cutting edge of industry developments and engaging with global trends in thermal management. The expo provided a platform for Thal to demonstrate its capabilities and explore new advancements, networking with industry leaders and potential clients from around the world.

New Selective Wave Soldering Machine
Wave soldering Machine SMD LED production Netherlands

Thal Technologies Enhances Production with New Selective Wave Soldering Machine

In January 2024, Thal Technologies enhanced its production capabilities by investing in a state-of-the-art selective wave soldering machine. This new equipment significantly improves the efficiency and quality of our manufacturing processes, meeting the growing demand for precision in electronic assemblies. This strategic upgrade underscores our commitment to technological advancement and superior customer satisfaction.

Its about Teamwork

Passionately Committed to Tailored Solutions

With a team of experienced technicians and dedicated staff, Thal Technologies has been passionately dedicated to delivering tailored solutions for the past two decades. Our journey begins with the very first interaction, where we listen attentively and ask questions to ensure a clear understanding of our customer’s needs. Subsequently, we provide insightful recommendations.

Having all the expertise in-house, coupled with a state-of-the-art machine park, we have the capability to manufacture products for our customers, whether in high volume or small quantities. Whatever Thal Technologies does for our customers, it is always in close consultation with them. We are committed to finding the best solution, swiftly, flexibly, and precisely tailored to your needs.

A person with long hair in a ponytail, wearing a blue lab coat, is using a microscope to examine an electronic circuit board in the Netherlands-based TIM laboratory. The background shows technical equipment and another individual in a blue lab coat working on LED modules.

Working with Thal

Assessment and Collaboration:

We begin by understanding your unique needs and challenges. Through close collaboration, we establish clear agreements regarding your requirements and the scope of our partnership. This phase is all about setting the foundation for a successful collaboration.

Production and Development:

With a solid plan in place, we move on to the production and development phase. Here, we put our expertise and resources to work, crafting tailored solutions that address your specific thermal challenges. Prototypes are developed, tested, and refined to ensure the highest quality and performance.

Delivery and Beyond:

Once the solutions are perfected, we deliver the products or services to you. But our commitment doesn't end there. We continue to support you, ensuring that our thermal solutions perform optimally in your applications.

Thal Technologies, Founded by Ad Musters

Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence

Formerly Universal Science b.v., Part of Universal Science Ltd.

In 2015, a transformative moment marked the evolution of our journey as we transitioned from Universal Science b.v. to Thal Technologies b.v. through a management buyout. Today, Thal Technologies stands as a beacon of innovation and quality in the world of electronics and LED solutions. Our relentless pursuit of excellence has been our driving force, solidifying our reputation over two decades.

A Thriving Hub of Innovation in Almere, Netherlands

Situated in the heart of the Netherlands in Almere, Thal Technologies occupies a central position, enabling us to serve our global clientele efficiently. We continue to invest in our people, fostering their growth and nurturing their passion for technology. Our commitment to quality is unwavering, as evidenced by our ISO certifications, setting the benchmark for the highest industry standards.

Innovators by Passion: Pioneering LED and Thermal Solutions

At Thal Technologies, we are not merely industry participants; we are true innovators driven by an unwavering passion for LED technology, thermal solutions, and cutting-edge engineering. Our journey over the past two decades has been marked by continuous growth, fueled by our dedication to delivering the best and most innovative solutions to our valued customers.

As we celebrate 20 years of excellence, we remain committed to pushing the boundaries of technology, embracing new advancements, and investing in state-of-the-art machinery. Thal Technologies is not just a company; it is a testament to our unwavering pursuit of excellence, marked by a passion for innovation, a dedication to quality, and a relentless drive to lead the way in the world of technology solutions.

About Thal Technologies
Thal Technologies Office Netherlands

A Visionary Leader:
Ad Musters.

For two decades, Thal Technologies has specialized in heat-conductive materials for electronic applications and LED solutions, diligently selecting materials and components tailored to each unique end application. Quality has always been a cornerstone of Thal Technologies, and we continuously strive to embrace the latest technological advancements and innovations while optimizing our processes and nurturing the growth of our dedicated team members.

Ad Musters, our visionary Director and Owner, reflects on our journey, saying, “It’s been a true privilege to be surrounded by enthusiastic and experienced professionals who work in our state-of-the-art facility in Almere. Craftsmanship, quality, and flexibility are the driving forces behind Thal’s production. Am I proud of what my colleagues and I have accomplished over the past sixteen years? Absolutely, and then some! However, we remain sharp every day, committed to continuous innovation, today, tomorrow, and in the years to come.”

At Thal Technologies, our legacy is built on a foundation of dedication, quality, and relentless pursuit of excellence. As we celebrate 20 years, we look forward to the endless possibilities and innovations that await us in the ever-evolving world of technology.