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.