ebu Burkhardt Gmbh was set up by taking over the business field Forming Technology from the former Burkhardt Group in January 2012. In May 2014 the company's name has been changed to ebu Umformtechnik GmbH.
The most important steps of the development of the business field Forming Technology and the brand ebu are listed below:
Foundation of a mechanical workshop in Bayreuth by August Hensel (Eisenwerk Hensel)
Sale of the company by August Hensel, son of the company founder August Hensel, to Dipl.-Ing. Otto Wilhelm Burkhardt
Construction of the first eccentric press under the brand ebu
Development of the first pneumatically operated coupling system for the utilization with ebu presses
Construction of the first ebu high-speed press
Development of a double-brake equipped hydraulic coupling to improve the safety of eccentric presses
Development of new C-frame high performance presses
Construction of the HK press series along with a large number of related automation systems
Construction of the first automatic ebu punching machine
First step in the large-scale press engineering involving towards the construction of automatic 500 ton punching machines
Development of a complete ebu strip feeding progamme
Formation of the company Hensel India Pvt, Ltd. Bangalore, India (joint partner)
Development of a new generation of automatic punching machines
A milestone in the feeding technology sphere: 1,000 strokes/min
Change of the company's legal status and name to Burkhardt GmbH
Award of the prize for innovations for the new development of modular produced punching machines in the metal forming technology field at EMO - the world's greatest machine tools machine fair.
Launch of a world novelty: the ebu automatic punching machine with modified drive
Launch of the innovative drive concept for ebu presses - the patented ebu servo drive
Supply of the first large-scale press of the serie ebu STA-G (split type with body in cast design) of 800 t nominal force
Presentation of a completely new coil centre - the absolutely novelty ebu HCC - at EuroBLECH show in Hannover
Development of a large-scale press with 1,000 ton press force
Re-start of business activities under the brand ebu Umformtechnik by ebu Burkhardt GmbH formed in January
Commissioning of the first ebu transfer press of press force of 1000 tons equipped with servo-electric drive soluton "ebu Doppelservo" (complete combination of torque motors and gear unit; torque 1,000,000 Nm on the eccentric shaft)
Change of company's name to ebu Umformtechnik GmbH.
Jiangsu Xuzhou Metalforming Machine Group Co., Ltd. becomes majority-shareholder.
Since June 21 ebu Umformtechnik GmbH is successfully certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 and awarded the LGA InterCert Certificate.