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History

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1948

1948

Couple Christa and Hermann Laur found Elektroteile GmbH Oberuhldingen (ETO) in Oberuhldingen, Germany, with a focus on developing and manufacturing transformers, thus laying the foundations for the ETO GRUPPE of today.
1955

1955

ETO produces electromagnetic solenoids for hydraulic control technology for the first time.
1961

1961

ETO is continuously expanding and making deliveries all over the world. This growth can no longer stemmed at the Oberuhldingen site, at which time a branch with a focus on lathing is opened up 35 kilometres away in Eigeltingen.
1967

1967

ETO expands the product portfolio to include AC solenoids.
1968

1968

To safeguard the continued existence of the company, the couple – who don’t have any children – found the Christa und Hermann Laur-Stiftung. To this day, the foundation guarantees that the ETO GRUPPE continues to exist, and supports numerous projects in the region.
1980

1980

ETO solenoid valves and wheel sensors are now used in ABS braking systems in commercial vehicles.
1990

1990

ETO develops and produces electronic position sensors for valve solenoids and thus expands their expertise in the area of sensors.
1992

1992

ETO lays the foundations for further growth: The two German sites in Oberuhldingen and Eigeltingen are merged at a new location in Stockach. This results in optimised processes and more room for additional capacities.
1999

1999

The Elektroteile is rebranded as ETO MAGNETIC KG.

As well as this, ETO acquires a majority share of EKS Elektromagnetik in Vaihingen/Enz, Germany.
2000

2000

ETO expands and opens sites in Naperville, USA and Wrocław, Poland.
2002

2002

ETO acquires ETO SENSORIC KG in Nuremberg, Germany.
2005

2005

Expansion of the company group in Asia and America:

ETO now develops and produces in Asia and opens the ETO MAGNETIC TECHNOLOGIES site in Kunshan, China.

ETO acquires LDI, Inc. in Grand Rapids, MI/USA.
2007

2007

ETO combines its actuator and sensor components and launches an integrated module with pressure sensor and five solenoid valves on the market.
2010

2010

Change of company organisation: ETO structures itself on an international level in the following business units: passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industry.
2014

2014

Production growth in Germany:

The ETO site in Stockach grows and is supplemented by an additional production facility.
2015

2015

ETO now also has a presence in India and opens the ETO MAGNETIC India site in Bangalore.
2016

2016

ETO strengthens its presence in America and opens ETO MAGNETIC Mexico in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

The largest order in the company’s history pushes the existing plant in Grand Rapids, USA to its capacity limits in terms of space. Relocation to a new ETO plant in Grand Rapids takes place, just three kilometres away from the previous site. The company is now optimally prepared for new growth, as the newly acquired property offers possibilities for expansion.
2017

2017

At the end of the year, ETO expands its production facilities in Stockach.
2018

2018

Occupation of the new facilities in Stockach is planned for the middle of the year.