chevron-down chevron-right chevron-left chevron-down search lock sign-out sphere facebook-official facebook facebook-square linkedin linkedin-square linkedin2 google-plus-square twitter-square envelope envelope-o close quote-left download3
English
English

More than 50 years’ experience in Time Systems

History

TRAKLIN Systems from Israel began its way as Traklin Hizdamnuyot 1971. The business was founded by my late father, Noah Rosenblit. In the beginning, Traklin imported and distributed brand-name watches such as Rado and Seiko, and home appliances.

When the business grew, my father opened a store in 27 Ha’atzmaut Road in Haifa, on May 18, 1971. The location was carefully chosen by my father since, in those days, down-town Haifa was the hub of commercial business in Haifa and Northern Israel.

As a young boy, I used to accompany my father in his meetings and the business world fascinated and excited me. Luckily, and despite my young age, my father gave me an opportunity few  people my age had, to lead business and commercial enterprises.

After I graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, my father gave me the managerial reins and I turned to new channels which combine international commerce, sole Israeli franchises and agencies of over-seas companies. In 1995 the most meaningful of those has been WESTERSTAND – Sweden and the target clientele were leading companies and businesses in Israel, such as the Israel Railway: +80 Train Stations and offices, Red Line Metro Project: 32 stations include Sync. Alstom Signaling systems, FIDS, AFC, PA, Data Centers, Control Rooms, Depot. Airports Authority: 2 Airports, Israel Electrical Company 47 Sub Stations & More than 1,000 Fiber Optic Cables from AFL Telecommunications, IBA, Municipalities, Banks, Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and many more.

Today we have hundreds of projects in Israel from Nahariya in the north to Eilat in the south. Our business model has proven itself, we continue to lead large-scale projects and our business activities now span corresponding and complementing areas.

TRAKLIN Systems S.A. (Pty) Ltd. – South Africa.

Eli Rosenblit has brought Westerstrand to Israel and to South Africa and already thousands of travellers are enjoying his eight clocks installed in Cape Town’s international Airport. “These clocks have not worked for a while” says Rosenblit, “but travellers can now set their clocks to eight major cities around the world. He has also installed a Tower Clock in Simons Town’s Jubilee Square and is eyeing the more than 3000 church clocks around the country.

Some environments require an accurate and uniform time, not only for the clocks but also for different types of time related equipment. From a high precision time base, clocks, computers, instruments and information boards etc, should be synchronised to accurate time. Such requirements exist for example in airports, railways, large hospitals and process industry.” Their products can be found in a variety of guises around the world including.

 

   

Ake Kappers Perterson & Eli Rosenblit & Björn Johansson – 1995

 

Late Noah Rosenblit 26-12-1991

Westerstrand Urfabrik AB is one of Töreboda’s oldest, best known companies. It was founded in 1906 by Yngve Westerstrand when he opened a watchmaker’s workshop. 

The company began in a premises on Kungsgatan 4 where it produced replacement parts for clocks. After a while, it also began producing tower clocks and station clocks. 

Production continued to expand, allowing the company to purchase manufacturing equipment, and in 1936, production of wall clocks and pendulum clocks began. Westerstrand was the first

 company in the country to produce pendulum clocks.

Westerstrand’s Clock factory on Skövdevägen
(image from Mariestad-Töreboda bildarkiv)

A large factory building was erected in 1941 on Skövdevägen along the western main railroad. The company began producing clocks for indoor sports arenas, central clock installations and time switches etc. The manufacturing of components for sets of bells was also begun, for example, for Visby Cathedral and City Hall in Kiruna

The company began producing TV sets in 1958, and a factory was erected on Verkstadsgatan. A branch was opened in Götene in 1960, for the manufacturer of clock and TV cases. The manufacturer of TV sets ceased in 1971, and the branch in Götene closed shortly thereafter.

Westerstrand has also produced spinning reels for fishing poles, radios, gramophones and speakers.

In its previous incarnation, Westerstrand declared bankruptcy in 1983 and was split into two parts. The part with flooring and wall clocks along with other products aimed primarily at the private sector, was taken over by a number of employees and operated for a long while under the name Töreboda Ur. The other part, aimed at public spaces, was taken over by Björn Johansson from Örebro and, run by his family, is still in business.

Today, Westerstrand develops, markets and manufactures time systems and information boards for use in public communications, industry, commerce and sports.