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The family business – under the name of “Elektro-Apparate-Bau GmbH” – was founded in Lippstadt in December 1923.
The company was founded in order to exploit a patent for the invention of a brazing apparatus for the joining of band saw blades by resistance heating.
Only a few years later, the electrical band saw and wire soldering apparatuses of the “IDEAL” brand were widely disseminated. They were exported to the whole of Europe early on.
After World War II, a second operation was opened in neighbouring Geseke, where smaller series machines were manufactured.
At a customer’s suggestion, the first butt-welding machine was developed in 1948. The first flash butt-welding machine followed in the early 1950s.
In order to manage the growth in production, the present operation grounds at Bunsenstraße in Lippstadt were purchased in 1954, and the first production halls and offices were built.
About ten years later, the production of 100,000th machine was celebrated.
The Lippstadt capacities were expanded by the Hansastraße site in 2008.
We have numerous offices throughout the world.