About Us

What started as a holding company (tenere: to hold) in 1993 has grown into a full-scale metal and plastic contract manufacturing company with facilities across North America.

Our story began before Tenere, when Hansman Industries was founded in 1946 and Progressive Tool & Design was established in 1977. Tenere was formed in Wisconsin through the acquisition of both companies in 1993. The company continued to grow with the acquisition of Denver Die and Molding (est. 1970), a Colorado-based plastic injection molding company. We then opened a sales office in Wisconsin in 2008, catching the attention of The Watermill Group who acquired Tenere in 2012.

Tenere has experienced rapid growth in just a few years. Tenere acquired Colorado companies Protogenic in 2013 and Mountain Molding - a plastic injection molder - in 2015. We then transformed our plastics operation by consolidating our 3 plastic manufacturing facilities into one brand new, larger facility in 2016. We also opened a new soft tool sheet metal fabrication facility in Monterrey, Mexico in 2016, marking our first venture into international markets.

Today, Tenere continues to excel in beginning to end manufacturing solutions for original equipment manufacturers in various industries.

Recent News

Check out the Tenere blog and stay current with the latest news, announcements, and more.


ISO Certificates

We take quality seriously. Browse our ISO certificates for our Wisconsin, Colorado, and Mexico facilities.

Read Now


Interested in working with Tenere? Connect with us today to see if we are the right fit for your needs.

Read Now

Tenere Inc.

Tenere is a leading North American contract manufacturer of custom mechanical solutions for companies that connect our world through technology in the Cloud Infrastructure, Network Architecture, Fiber Optics, Self-Serve Kiosk, Autonomous Transportation, and Alternative Energy markets by leveraging our expertise in prototyping, design for manufacturability, tooling, production, assembly, and supply chain.

(HQ) 700 Kelly Ave, Dresser, WI 54009     715.294.1577

Ⓒ Tenere Inc. 2018

Ⓒ Tenere Inc. 2018