Chronology

  • 1948: Formation of Ellenberger & Poensgen GmbH in Altdorf, near Nuremberg, by Jakob Ellenberger and Harald A. Poensgen
  • 1953: Launch of the E-T-A Circuit Breakers for Equipment (CBE) protection programme
  • Overseas expansion is also proceeding apace: 1955 and 1957: Establishment of subsidiaries in Chicago/USA and Montreal/Canada
  • 1961: Opening of the manufacturing plant in Hohenfels/Germany
  • 1969: Innovative breakthrough and formation of the electronics division
  • 1976: Formation of E-T-A Circuit Breakers Ltd. in the UK
  • 1977: Start of production of E-T-A CBEs in Tunisia
  • 1978: Formation of E-T-A Elektrotechnische Apparate GmbH
  • 80s and early 90s: Formation of subsidiaries in Austria, Spain, Belgium, Italy and France
  • 1991: E-T-A continues expansion - Opening of the new production building in Altdorf
  • 1993: Certification according to DIN ISO 9001
  • 1994: Expansion to the Far East - Formation of the subsidiary in Japan
  • 1997: Opening of the manufacturing plant in Pasuruan/Indonesia to serve the rapidly growing South East Asia market; Formation of E-T-A Asia Pacific in Singapore
  • 1998: Celebration of E-T-A’s 50th anniversary - and its continuing growth...
  • 2002: Certification according to the new DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 and DIN EN 9100
  • 2005: Formation of sales offices in Australia, China and Thailand
  • 2006: Certification of the E-T-A Quality Management System according to ISO/TS 16949:2002; Opening of the new logistics center in Altdorf
  • 2007: Formation of E-T-A Russia
  • 2008: Opening of the manufacturing plant in Surabaya/Indonesia
  • 2010: Start-up of a fully automatic assembly line for miniaturised automotive circuit breakers
  • 2011: Pilot - Start of LEAN production at E-T-A
  • 2012: Winner of the "Top 100" award for the most innovative medium-sized companies
  • 2012: Nominee for the BME Innovation Award 2012
  • 2012: Winner of Best Professional Supplier 2012 in the "Racks and Systems” category
  • 2015: First operation of the ultramodern SMD pick-and-place machine for PCB production for E-T-A products
  • 2017: The University of St. Gallen confirms E-T-A as the world market leader in the field of appliance circuit breakers and circuit protectors
  • 2017: E-T-A clearly exceeds the € 100 m revenue mark
  • 2019: Great Place To Work confirms E-T-A as one of Germany’s best employers
  • 2021: The F.A.Z. Institute awards E-T-A with the "Germany's digital innovation leader” certificate
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