Eckelmann Group has more than 40 years of experience in the automation of machines and plants. Through continued growth and corporate takeovers, the founder’s engineering office has long positioned itself as a leading medium-sized company.
40 years of competence in automation technology
Milestones of the company's development
1. February 1977 Dr.-Ing. Eckelmann GmbH founded
in Wiesbaden by Dr Gerd Eckelmann. Services offered consist of software creation for first-generation microprocessors used in the field of industrial process automation.
1979 Takeover of Elmetic Computer + Steuerungen GmbH
Dr Gerd Eckelmann also becomes managing director of Elmetic, a company founded in 1970. As a consequence of the takeover, the existing software competencies are combined with the added value coming from the proprietary manufacture of microprocessor controls. Entry into the market for printing machine controllers.
1986 Moving to Wiesbaden-Erbenheim
Growing staff numbers and the continual expansion of production make an expansion necessary. The spacious new premises, located in Wiesbaden-Erbenheim, will undergo further extensions in 2000 and in 2008.
2001 Conversion into Eckelmann AG
Eckelmann AG is formed through the merger of Dr.-Ing. Eckelmann GmbH and Elmetic Computer + Steuerungen GmbH. At the same time, five new business areas are created as a consequence of a structural reorganisation.
2006 Takeover of Ferrocontrol Steuerungssysteme GmbH & Co. KG
Eckelmann AG takes over the ownership of Ferrocontrol Steuerungssysteme GmbH & Co. KG, a Herford-based company specialised in the development and manufacture of drive technology as well as industrial PCs and terminals. The tight integration of products from Eckelmann and Ferrocontrol results in the creation of a complete range of solutions for all tasks in the electronic control of machines. Ferrocontrol was founded 1973 and has been active in the market for over 40 years.
2008 Takeover of Taunus Elektro Bau Ceská, s.r.o.
Eckelmann AG takes over the industrial electronics manufacturer Taunus Elektro Bau Ceská, s.r.o. in Tvrdonice (Czech Republic). The company’s focus is the manufacture of electrical accessories for refrigerated cabinets, which enables Eckelmann to expand its market position in refrigeration. The production site in the Czech Republic is renamed to Eckelmann s.r.o.
2012 Rex becomes subsidiary
Rex & Schley Automatisierungstechnik GmbH in Erfurt becomes a subsidiary of Eckelmann. On October 1, 2014, the change of the company's name to Rex Automation GmbH was completed. Since its foundation in 1990, the company has provided complete control and drive solutions for machinery and systems using, above all, control technology from Eckelmann.
2013 New Development and Technology Centre
Inauguration of a spacious extension in Wiesbaden-Erbenheim. Spatial constraints are thus eliminated and production areas that had earlier been transferred are reincorporated into the main site. The building has a floor space of 1,600 square meters. One half is for offices, the other for switch cabinet construction and assembly production.
2014 - 2017 aviation industry
Eckelmann AG acquires majority share of FTI Engineering Network GmbH, Wildau, an enterprise that develops and implements test and monitoring systems for the aviation industry. As of 31.12.2017: Sale of FTI Engineering Network GmbH.