History

Rolf Meyer founded E+A Elektromaschinen und Antriebe in 1981 as an individual enterprise. In 1992, the company was transformed into the stock company it is today. e+a has been represented in Asia since 2007 and in the USA since 2008.

Milestones in the company's history

YearEvent
1996

Developing and manufacturing the world's first asynchronous motor elements with a performance of 40 kW at 40,000 rpm for machine tool spindles.

1997

Founding the E+A Forschungsinstitut Elektromaschinen GmbH

1998

Founding E+A Elektromaschinen-Holding as part of a management buy-out.

2000

Registering the patent for the ALKA™ winding protection for e+a stators

2000

Constructing a new building for expanding the company's manufacturing facilities

2001

Constructing the company's own test facilities

2004

Developing the ENCA™ winding protection for e+a stators and starting the delivery of processed motor elements

2007

Setting up an office in Taiwan

2008

Merging e+a Elektromaschinen und Antriebe AG and e+a Forschungsinstitut Elektromaschinen GmbH into e+a Elektromaschinen und Antriebe AG

2008

Setting up an office in the USA

2008

Setting up an office in South Korea

2009

Starting the delivery of company-produced CFRP sleeves for permanent magnet rotors

2009

Launching the ENCA™-V winding protection (complete potting) for e+a stators

2010

Launching the PMSM rotor variant SYM-light (magnet installed directly on the shaft)

2011

Setting up an office in Japan

2011

Starting up a 850 kW motor element

2011

Developing new high-pole asynchronous motor elements with copper profile rotors as the high-torque ASMpro series

2012

Launching the first series of fast-running torque motors

2012

ISO 9001 certification

2014

Successful Test of e+a motor elements in subsea application

2015

Introduction of small motors with ring magnets

2016

New robust synchronous rotor variant for demanding environments

2016

Introduction of ECON asynchronous rotors

2017

New synchronous rotor variant with interior permanent magnets