Dates and Facts

  • Managing Directors: 2
  • Employees: about 220
  • Production space: 12,300 m²
  • Number of different articles:
    Driven tools: 15,000
    Static tools and accessories: over 25,000
  • Subsidiaries: 4 (USA, Korea, China and Russia)
 
1960

Establishment of the business at Köngen by Ernst, Gerhard and Karl Weigele:
manufacturer of laboratory appliances and supplier of hydraulic components.

1965 Extension of the premises. 
1971 Purchase of the first NC lathe.
1978 International distribution.
1980 Erection of a new manufacturing shop with an office section at Köngen.
1986 Extension of the existing factory building.
1991 Gerhard Weigele becomes sole owner and managing director.  
1995 Owner's sons, Frank and Matthias Weigele, become partners and managing directors.  
1996 New building and relocation. 30 employees move from Köngen to Siemensstraße 18 at Uhingen. 
1999 Establishment of EWS Korea. 
2000 Relocation with 75 staff members to Maybachstraße at Uhingen.
2000 Establishment of EWS France. 
2003 Relocation of EWS Korea to new premises. 
2005 Gerhard Weigele goes into retirement. 
2005 Building extension at Uhingen.
2006 Award for Innovation from the German state of Baden-Württemberg.
2008 Command Tooling Systems, Minnesota, becomes a new member of the EWS Group. 
2009 Opening of the EWS Arena.
2010

50 years of EWS

Establishment of EWS Russia

2011

Establishment of EWS China

2012

Our new technology and innovation centre, with a production area of 5,000 m² and an area of 250 m² for research and development, is initiated.

2013 Relocation of EWS Korea to new premises. For development, production and administration are provided more than 12,000 m2.
2015 Establishment of a sales and service center in Taicang/China.