Our history

There have already been several noteworthy milestones in our history – both in terms of our company’s development and in technical terms.

Discover a piece of history and learn more about the development of EW HOF and how we have evolved into a sought-after partner for individual electric drive solutions. And we still have a great deal planned – so stay tuned to EW HOF’s progress.

EW HOF. Our drive. Your solution
  • 1959

    Foundation of Elektromotorenwerk Hof
  • 1968

    Acquisition by Th. Starke KG, Elektrotechnische Werkstätten Hof
    DC motors, axle heights from 71 – 180
  • 1973

    Explosion-proof motors
  • 1986

    Sale to the Schaltbau Group, Schaltbau GmbH & Co. EW Hof KG
  • 1987

    DC motors, axle heights from 200 – 250
  • 1989

    Battery-operated motors
  • 1990

    Synchronous motors, axle heights from 112 – 160
  • 1991

    Berliner Elektro Holding AG (later AdCapital AG) acquires the Schaltbau Group
  • 1992

    Acquisition of Schaltbau M+B Elektromotoren GmbH, Marktredwitz
    Expansion of the DC motor range
  • 1993

    Acquisition of K+S Schrittmotoren GmbH, Schwabach
    Merger and transformation into EW Hof Antriebe & Systeme GmbH

    Multiphase motors in the sizes 56 – 110, controllers
  • 1994

    Foundation of ESPO s.r.o., Roznov p.R. Czech Republic
  • 1995

    Acquisition of the product line of Piller GmbH, Osterrode
    Explosion-proof, battery-powered motors, speed controllers
  • 1996

    Acquisition of a licence to produce magnetic motors from MM Starnberg GmbH
    Magnet motors
  • 1997

    Certification of the quality management system (ISO 9001)
    Certification of the environmental management system (ISO 14000 / EC eco-audit regulation)
  • 1999

    Strategic alliance with Sicmemotorie S.p.A., Turin – Italy
    Asynchronous motors, axle heights from 100 – 250
  • 2001

    Explosion-proof synchronous motor series
  • 2002

    Pitch drives for wind turbines
  • 2004

    Asynchronous main spindle motor Torque motors, axle height of 400
  • 2006

    Introduction and switch to SAP
  • 2008

    Water-cooled test stand motors
  • 2009

    Generators for CHP plants
  • 2014

    Synchronous generator for small wind turbines
  • 2017

    Explosion-proof torque motor
  • 2020

    Acquisition of EW HOF Antriebe & Systeme GmbH by JKW GmbH
 
 
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