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Company Chronology - 1948 to the Present

  • 1948: formation of ELPO GmbH in Altdorf, near Nuremberg, by Jakob Ellenberger  and Harald A. Poensgen
  • 1953: launch of the E-T-A Circuit Breakers for Equipment (CBEs) protection programme
  • 1955 and 1957: Overseas expansion – establishment of subsidiary companies in Chicago/USA and Montreal/Canada
  • 1961: opening of manufacturing plant in Hohenfels/Germany
  • 1969: formation of the electronic division leads to innovations in protection and control technology
  • 1976: formation of E-T-A Circuit Breakers Ltd. in the UK
  • 1977: commencement of production of E-T-A CBEs in Tunisia
  • 1978: forrmation of E-T-A Elektrotechnische Apparate GmbH
  • 1980s and early 1990s: formation of subsidiaries in Austria, Spain, Belgium, Italy and France
  • 1991: expansion of manufacturing capability with inauguration of new plant in Altdorf.
  • 1993: ISO 9001 Certification.
  • 1994: formation of subsidiary in Japan.
  • 1997: manufacturing plant opened in Pasuruan/Indonesia to serve the rapidly growing South East Asia market formation of E-T-A Asia Pacific in Singapore
  • 1998: E-T-A celebrates its 50th anniversary - and its continuing growth...
  • 2002: E-T-A certified to the new DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 and DIN EN 9100
  • 2005: formation of E-T-A Australia, China and Thailand
  • 2006: E-T-A Quality Management System certified to ISO/TS 16949:2002 opening of the new logistics center in Altdorf
  • 2007: formation of E-T-A Russia
  • 2008: manufacturing plant opened in Surabaya/Indonesia
  • 2010: Start of a fully automatic assembly line for miniaturised automotive circuit breakers
  • 2011: Pilot - Start of LEAN production at E-T-A
  • 2012: E-T-A receives "Top 100" award of the most innovative medium-sized companies
  • 2012: Nominee of BME Innovation Award 2012
  • 2012: Winner of Best Professional Supplier 2012 in the category "Racks and Systems"
  • 2015: Starting up an ultramodern SMD pick-and-place machine for production of printed circuit boards required for E-T-A products