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Company History

2012

Egston obtained ISO 9001/2008 certification in India.

2011

Our fourth production plant was opened in India in Trichy.
Our own moulding production was opened in Czech Republic in Znojmo.

2007

Since summer 2007 Mr. Frank Wolfinger took over the management of Egston System Electronics Eggenburg GmbH. Egston obtained TS 16949/2002 in China, after having set up the business unit Automotive. Implementation of SAP-system in China.

2006

With a German company from the plastics industry Egston started a cooperation. Therefore from now on Egston are able to offer also plastic parts and overmoulding.
Egston obtained ISO 9001/2000 certification in China.

2004

Egston acquired ISO/TS 16949 certification.
The third production location was opened in China.

2002

By transferring the areas of procuring and stocking materials to Znojmo, the Czech production branch could finally become independent.

2000

In the area of inductive component parts, Egston gained access to the ancillary automobile industry. During the “electronica“ exhibition in Munich, Egston introduced the innovative flush-type PSU, which earned the company further awards.

The remaining production department of the Eggenburg plant was entirely transferred to the Czech plant in Znojmo and Jemnice.

1999

In collaboration with a leading Austrian bicycle manufacturer, an electrical bicycle was launched on the market with an electric motor unit developed and manufactured by Egston.

1995

Egston developed power supply units and chargers based on the company’s core competencies, namely the installation and manufacture of inductive component parts. The company’s own products were launched on the market for the first time. The plug-in power supply units were the smallest “lightweights” in the world at that time, and Egston even secured a prize for it, awarded for innovative design by the Republic of Austria.

1994

A second production location was launched in Znojmo, in Czech.Republic

1992

The entire company was certified in accordance with the ISO 9001 and EN 29001 by the ÖQS (Austrian Quality Assurance). In order to secure the location in Austria, we needed to transfer some production contingent to the Czech Republic. A subsidiary was founded and the production of inductive component parts was started in the Czech city of Jemnice.

1991

During the management buy-out, the former plant manager, Walter Wunderer, bought the company and established the Egston GmbH (Ltd.). At that time, Egston was already one of the most successful suppliers of inductive component parts and high-tech cable systems in Austria.

1987

ITT was turned into Alcatel. New strategic adjustments were made. The decision to concentrate on core business would have meant to sell or shut down the Eggenburg plant.

1980

In the mid-80s, the Eggenburg plant appeared on the free market as a manufacturer of inductive components during the "electronica” exhibition in Munich for the first time. The company founded its own technical department, in charge of inductive component parts and cable systems and their distribution.

1970

Originally designed as a workshop extension to our company headquarters in Vienna, the Eggenburg plant became an independent production plant with all the important functions required for a viable subsidiary such as quality assurance and production planning. The production range was extended to PABX (private automatic exchange box) units for telecommunication systems and to assemblies and support frames for public switching systems and railway signalling systems.

1963

Construction of our current company building on the outskirts of the city.

1960

For economic reasons, "STT - Standard Telephon und Telegraphen AG" (then called “ITT Austria GmbH”) decided to build a production plant in Eggenburg, in the northern region of Lower Austria. We produced cable trees, relays and products for the telecommunication industry. Even though the areas of application have changed drastically since then, Egston still manufactures cable systems and inductive component parts. We can now rely on a wealth of information and know-how gathered over decades.