Ernst & Engbring OHG is founded by engineer Heinrich Ernst, electrical engineer Herbert Engbring and businessman Manfred Engbring at Westerbachstraße 23, a residential area in Oer-Erkenschwick. At the time, the company was still producing silk enamelled wires and stranded wires for the telephone industry.
First plastic extruder, high frequency (HF) tape lines could be manufactured.
Construction of a manufacturing hall and offices on the first floor of the residential building. Additional plastic extruders, stranding and braiding machines. Production of multi-core cables with copper or steel braiding for the Federal Post Office, telephone construction and the television industry.
Further production halls and social buildings are erected. For this purpose, the acquired building at Westerbachstraße 7 is demolished.
Continuation as GmbH and Co. KG
2,000m² had to be rented as storage space. The machine park was expanded, partly built in the company's own workshops and equipped with modern electronics.
After the space in Westerbachstraße was completely exhausted, negotiations with the city of Oer-Erkenschwick followed. A 15,000m² plot in Industriestraße was finally obtained for a 5000² planned factory building, so that there was room for possible expansion. At that time, the plant was the most modern of its time and, among other things, equipped with a sprinkler system. H. Ernst retired from the management, now J. Ernst is the managing director.
After two extensions, the site now covers 26,500m². The building now covers 7,000m² with modern social rooms and a new quality assurance area.
Construction of two more halls so that the built-up area now amounts to 8,600m².
Replace complete text: The plot of land is now 37,000m². The administration building has been extended so that the built-up area is 9,500m², of which 8,000m² are factory buildings.
Takeover into the Dutch TKH Group N.V. Haaksbergen. However, nothing will change for the approximately 190 employees, as E&E is to remain autonomous. The takeover is merely intended to enable TKH to enter the specialty cable market.
Construction of a further 4,000m² production hall - so that the production area now amounts to 12,000m².
Expansion of systems engineering and focus on new technologies: In-house cleanroom-like, high-precision miniature production at 700m.
Miniature and Systems Engineering move into their own production facilities. Miniature production gets its own self-contained production hall on the factory premises The Systems Engineering department moves to Auguststrasse.
Opening of another cable plant, at that time the most modern in Europe, in the Brandenburg Forest over 5,000m².
Continuation as GmbH
New construction of the warehouse and expansion of the miniature production by 4,000m.
Appointed as Managing Director: Sebastian Scharfen (CEO)
Appointment as Commercial Director: Colin Fersen (CFO) and the opening of the EEU branch plant over 3,500m² in Ukraine.
Ernennung zum kaufmännischen Direktor: Colin Fersen (CFO) und die Eröffnung der EEU-Niederlassung auf 3.500 m² in der Ukraine.
Opening of EEP branch plant in Rawicz near Leszno, Poland over 10,000m².
> 600 employees
The development of the logos of E&E
Erst und Engbring had always been closely associated with the town of Oer-Erkenschwick, because as an up-and-coming company, you could often read about E&E in the local Stimberg newspaper. After all, E&E would eventually become Oer-Erkenschwick's largest industrial enterprise. Not surprisingly, the original logo contained three Es, which meant Ernst - Engbring - Erkenschwick.
At some point, the middle E then became a hybrid of an E-flat and an ampersand before finally being replaced by a full cable shape.
It was not clear from the names of the founders, Ernst and Engbring, that the company was a cable manufacturer. So they decided to add the name "Kabeltechnik".
After years of success and entry into the international cable market, they settled on an English name. Since then, E&E has been known as Cable Solutions.
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