The development of TURBOMOLE started in the late 1980s in the group of Prof. Dr. Reinhart Ahlrichs at the University of Karlsruhe and at the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe. In 2007, the TURBOMOLE GmbH has been founded by R. Ahlrichs, F. Furche, C. Hättig, W. Klopper, M. Sierka and F. Weigend. The company took over the responsibility for the coordination of the scientific development of TURBOMOLE, to which it holds all copy and intellectual property rights.
All revenues of the company are spent exclusively on the further program development.
Today, the TURBOMOLE GmbH is owned by F. Furche, C. Hättig, M. Sierka, D. P. Tew and F. Weigend.