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IWA OutdoorClassics 2023 - TTE in Nuremberg

TTE-Europe GmbH participated successfully at the IWA OutdoorClassics from 2 to 5 March 2023 in Nuremberg. We presented the 34,000 trade visitors from 119 countries, our electronic gun trade book as well as the electronic gun management solution utilizing 2D barcode or RFID. 

Thereby we had the opportunity to see many familiar faces again and had many interesting conversations at our booth.

We are already looking forward to the 50th anniversary of the IWA OutdoorClassics next year.

ISEE 2023 - TTE in San Antonio


TTE-Europe GmbH participated once more on the annual conference on explosives and blasting technique on 4th till 8th of February 2023 in San Antonio, Texas. This year we were at the ISEE together with our American Partner General Data.
Again, nearly 1700 blasters, manufacturers and industry leaders visited the world’s largest conference on explosives engineering and experienced four exciting days full of innovative lectures, impressive presentations and great talks. We got in touch with many familiar faces and could speak with lots of new customers too.

We would like to say thanks to all visitors and for the very interesting conversations at our booth!


IWA OutdoorClassics 2023 - We will be there

The countdown is on:

The countdown is on: from March 2 to 5, 2023 IWA OutdoorClassics will open its doors again. We will also be there again as an exhibitor at the world's leading trade fair for hunting and shooting sports, outdoor equipment and civil security. We will be exhibiting in Hall 1 at Booth 410 and will be presenting our software solution Waffenkartei. We are looking forward to your visit and good conversations!



TTE-Europe GmbH Partners with General Data

New partnership expands TTE track & trace solutions for explosives in US and Canadian markets


Dresden –January 5, 2023 – General Data Company, Inc., ( a leading manufacturer and provider of labeling, packaging, barcode identification, tracking, data management and equipment service products and solutions, has announced a new strategic partnership with TTE-Europe GmbH ( of Dresden, Germany, a developer of track & trace and data storage solutions for the explosives industry. TTE has awarded General Data “Premium Partner” status for the US and Canadian markets, authorizing General Data to provide full sales and technical support for both hardware and software components of TTE’s explosives track & trace solutions.

TTE’s track & trace solution for explosives is one of the market leaders worldwide for comprehensive end-to-end identification, tracking and chain-of-custody for explosives manufacturers, assemblers, distributors, shippers and end users. Using barcode identification and tracking technologies including barcode labels, printers, scanners, and mobile computers, the TTE track & trace software can identify, track and trace explosives and components through the entire supply chain.

General Data's many years of experience providing comprehensive industrial track & trace solutions will provide valuable insight and expertise for the US and Canadian explosives industry. General Data’s capabilities cover all phases of track & trace solutions, including:

  • Equipment specification and installation, including barcode scanners, mobile computers and tablets, barcode label printers, wireless network infrastructure, and RFID.
  • Labeling and identification solutions.
  • Software installation, customization, integration and support.
  • Factory-certified equipment service and support.

"We were looking for a new partner to serve the U.S. and Canadian markets, providing high-quality support to our existing customers and invigorating new customer business. Therefore, we are very pleased to have gained a new highly competent strategic partner in General Data,” said Frank Ille, Managing Director of TTE Europe GmbH. “This partnership with General Data represents a milestone for continuing our business in the USA and Canada.”

“We are truly excited for the opportunity to bring TTE’s track & trace solutions to more companies in the US and Canadian explosives industry,” stated Peter Wenzel, President and CEO General Data. “It is a very powerful solution, and combined with General Data’s vast experience and capabilities with industrial track & trace solutions, we will be able to provide US and Canadian customers the top-level products and support they need to ensure visibility and accountability throughout the explosives supply chain.”

About General Data Company, Inc.

Headquartered in Cincinnati OH, General Data’s labeling, coating, packaging, identification, printing, tracking, data management and printer service solutions enable companies in diverse industries to streamline operations, improve process visibility, strengthen customer relationships and elevate their brand. General Data has manufacturing, sales and service locations throughout the US.

About TTE-Europe GmbH

Headquartered in Dresden, Germany, TTE-Europe GmbH develops solutions for tracking and tracing of civil explosives. TTE’s solutions are complete packages of software, matching techniques and continuous services. TTE is represented through an international partner network, providing the best service in the national language to the customer and also enabling to respond individually to different requirements of a country and the special areas of the client.


Company changes

Press release

TTE Europe GmbH is now a subsidiary of TSS Europe B.V

TTE Europe GmbH has been a 100% subsidiary of TSS Europe B.V. of Nieuwegein since August 1, 2022. In addition, the company now belongs to the Constellation Software Inc. (CSI) Group, a company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in the S&P TSX60.

Frank Ille and Michael Stiller, TTE Europe GmbH: "We were looking for a new investor to continue our international growth. With TSS and their 'Software for Life' approach, we have found a partner who values the company and brand we have built over the years. Being part of a large organization will provide us with new insights and perspectives for the focus of our future. And it will allow us to dedicate our energy to our specific market and clients fully. We look forward to entering the next phase of our future as part of TSS."

Jasper Bollen, General Manager at TSS: “I am glad that TTE Europe has joined the TSS. TTE is a mission-critical solution that works with all types of companies, including public entities, to help them comply with the EU Explosives Labeling Directive. I look forward to working with Frank Ille, Michael Stiller and their teams and supporting them in the next phase of their companies' journey."

There will be no changes for the existing business partners of TTE Europe GmbH: Management, employees, location, all contracts and all deliveries and services will remain the same. The location in Dresden will be continuously expanded in the future under the existing company name under the umbrella of CSI.

This creates new perspectives and additional potential for both the business partners of TTE Europe GmbH and the company itself, which must now be exploited in the best possible way. 

TTE Europe GmbH

TTE-Europe GmbH develops special software solutions for the tracking and tracing of civil explosives and weapons in accordance with EU directives. The company follows a market and customer-oriented approach and is a member of numerous industry associations. TTE cooperates with an international partner network and offers its solutions to an international clientele.

Total Specific Solutions (TSS)

Total Specific Solutions is an international provider of IT business solutions and consists of independent business units that deliver products and services for their specific vertical market segments. This market expertise is based on decades of experience. TSS operates in healthcare, local and central government, financial and legal services, accounting, agriculture, automotive, construction, education, geosciences, hospitality, libraries and archives, manufacturing, shipping, mobility, publishing, real estate and retail.

Jarltech Foodtruck visits TTE-Europe

The food truck from Jarltech and Zebra provided all employees of TTE-Europe GmbH

delicious burgers and bowls during their lunch break on Friday, 24.06.2022.


We would like to thank Jarltech and Manuel Weitzel once again for their visit!


11th EFEE World Conference in Maastricht

From 15 to 17 May 2022, the EFEE World Conference finally took place again in Maastricht after a break due to the pandemic. TTE-Europe GmbH was participating again. We shared the booth with our partners and informed about the latest developments in the field of Track & Trace for explosives. In addition, Mr. Frank Hirthammer gave a presentation on the topic: "Implementation of Track and Trace Solutions into existing production environments"  .

We would like to thank the visitors of our booth for the many interesting discussions and suggestions. The next EFEE will take place in Dublin in autumn 2023.

IWA OutdoorClassics 2022 - TTE in Nuremberg

This year, TTE-Europe GmbH participated again at the IWA from 3 to 6 March 2022 in Nuremberg. We presented the latest software for the electronic management of firearms with the help of intelligent technologies. Our software makes it possible to identify the location of firearms and light weapons by e.g. small RFID tags.

We had the opportunity to see many familiar faces again and had many interesting conversations at our booth.

48th Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique

After one year of interruption due to the pandemic TTE-Europe GmbH participated as exhibitor at the 48th Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique in Las Vegas from the end of January until the beginning of February 2022.
In the period from 28.01.2022 to 02.02.2022 we presented the latest developments in the field of Track & Trace for explosives at our booth.
In a presentation by Mr. Frank Hirthammer with the title "Implementation of Track & Trace solutions in existing production environments", we informed about special features of the implementation of Track & Trace solutions in already existing production environments at one of the world's largest manufacturers.
We were pleased to see familiar faces again and to make new contacts and are looking forward to meet you in San Antonio next year. 

Partnership with VISIOTT


TTE-Europe is proud to announce a strategic partnership between VISIOTT and TTE-Europe.

VISIOTT provides complete end-to-end traceability solutions for tracking and tracing products throughout the supply chain from manufacturer to consumer. With over 10 years of experience, VISIOTT is the principal provider of innovative serialization, aggregation, vision inspection, and check-weighing products that lead you to the most reliable solution for commercial explosives, pharmaceuticals and other products.

By combining the extensive expertise of both companies in the software and hardware business of Track & Trace solutions, we can offer innovative enhancements for the benefit of our customers, which will include compatibility with all national standards.



TTE Partnership with VISIOTT

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