About Us


Tansa was established in 1962 with the purpose of designing and manufacturing precision gears as well as automated mechanical wall pendulum and table clocks. When Tansa became Europe’s second largest mechanical wall clock manufacturer, one of its prime export territories was Switzerland. With the advent of quartz technology in the 1980s, however, the worldwide mechanical wall clock industry collapsed. Tansa stopped manufacturing wall clocks, instead manufacturing products for the security industry, such as watchman clocks and turnstiles.

The security industry placed demands on Tansa for reliable turnstile able to operate many years with no compromise on performance. After closely observing the requirements of the industry, Tansa designed and manufactured a functional, easy to install and service turnstile mechanism that would meet the industry’s needs. Tansa took a unique approach in developing this turnstile mechanism, completing its design prior to investigating other manufacturer’s models in order to avoid repeating others’ issues. Tansa preferred this approach, relying on its strong foundation in fine mechanics, knowing that a turnstile mechanism does not need the extreme fine precision required to construct a mechanical clock.

Coming from a tradition operating on a fifty-thousandth of a millimeter, Tansa is easily able to match any quality standards with classical and CNC machines equipped with modern technology. We often quip with or master craftsmen, telling them they can’t be master craftsmen unless they apply their ultra-fine precision to everything in life including cutting cheese while having breakfast at home.

Today, our turnstiles operate like clockwork and are installed worldwide. Their operational mechanics do not resemble any other manufacturers, and deliver precision functionality coupled with simple service and integration.


Tansa Fabrika
Tansa Fabrika
Tansa Fabrika

The world is changing, and industry demands are rapidly increasing


Mass Transit Infrastructure

The need for smart mass transit infrastructure is pressing in the face of urban population growth. Increasing global connectivity and business relations between countries, coupled with emerging economic powers, have created a setting in which security measures safeguarding commercial, public and critical infrastructure are a crucial element to society’s well-being.

We offer entrance and flow control solutions which are ergonomically designed, effective, and reliable for high-level security in a range of environments, including: commercial and government buildings, mass transit, airports, financial institutions, stadiums, theme parks, and tourist attractions.


We are conscious that climate change and environmental protection are some of the most urgent challenges we face today. At Tansa, we are tackling these challenges wherever we can – we produce more durable and energy-efficient products using recyclable materials in our environmentally friendly manufacturing facility.

As part of our sustainable business strategy, we strive to:

  • Focus on our customers’ experience
  • Grow in our core business
  • Harness the significant potential of digitization and prioritize the implementation of networked and IoT solutions in all product ranges
  • Promote new and customizable designs
  • Encourage and uphold a culture of cooperation with both customers and employees that ensures future business success
Market Drivers & Trends

We closely follow market drivers and trends to develop competitive, adaptable, state-of-the-art solutions that fit seamlessly into a range of environments. The major trends that drive our production include:

  • Urban population growth – driving the demand for the development of smart mass transit systems
  • Critical infrastructure expansion – driving the need to protect critical infrastructure such as power plants, airports, military sites, industrial facilities, and commercial and public buildings
  • Income level increase – driving private and public investment in museums, public and tourist attractions, stadiums and recreational facilities
  • Global trade and travel volume increase – driving demands for new and innovative applications and solutions for airports and seaports