70+ years of custom mechanical solutions
Tenere's 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) in 1995, a Colorado-based plastic injection molding company. After being purchased by The Watermill Group in 2012, Tenere began experiencing rapid growth. In 2015, Tenere acquired Mountain Molding, a plastic injection molder in Colorado.
In 2016, we opened a new sheet metal fabrication facility in Monterrey, Mexico, and consolidated our Colorado plastics operations into one brand new larger facility.
Tenere's incredible growth has allowed us to invest in new buildings, equipment, automation, and the dedicated people at Tenere who work extremely hard. Tenere continues to accelerate forward and, in 2022 was acquired by Cadrex Manufacturing Solutions, a CORE portfolio company. As part of this larger platform, Tenere gained expanded capacity, capabilities, and expertise to bring value to the companies and industries served.