1957Founded by Edmund SzczesnyDevelopment and production ofelectronic components as supplier to well-known welding machine manufac-turers1971Bernd Szczesny takes over executive managementProduction of complete rectifiers1980Michael Szczesny assists with execu-tive management1986Thyristor and diode manufacture 1988EWM launches the world's rstinverter for tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding machines in AC/DC technology onto the market1989Microprocessor technology in control systems for welding machine customers1991Plant II constructed at headquarters inMündersbach1993Presentation of rst EWM in-house range of welding machines at the"Welding and Cutting" trade fair1994EWM Czech Republic established asan additional manufacturing site1997Merger withMesser Griesheim2000Split from MesserEWM is active on the German market under its own name againDevelopment of a modular & digitalwelding system with data transmissionworldwide2001The EWM-Huaheng joint venture set up in Kunshan, China2003The world's rst TIG Synergic operat-ing concept2004Joining of extremely thin panels using EWM coldArc2005Susanne Szczesny-Oßing joins theboard of directorsEWM China becomes a full subsidiary2006Development of the new EWM forceArc and EWM activArc welding processes200750 years of EWM HIGHTEC WELDING2008EWM China founded and new plant opened in Kunshan2009New EWM sales subsidiaries opened in Dubai and the UK, and branch in Seesen, Germany.Company reorganisation:New corporate design and new logo,new look to machines, which are nowpainted light greyPresentation of two highlights: EWM's AlphaQ is a highly versatile all-rounder that combines six welding procedures in a single machine. EWM produces the rst arc welding machine to achieve the performance capability of a laser welding machine in forceTig.2010EWM Automation: Stakeacquired in BV SCHWEISSTECHNIK GmbH – automated welding machines and robotics under one roofEWM opens Neu-Ulm branch2011Siegen branch opened 2012Sales and logistics centre opened inRansbach-Baumbach2013EWM HIGHTEC WELDING GmbH Mündersbach transformed into a stock corporation2014Headquarters in Mündersbach expand-ed to include Plant III2015Koblenz branch opened with specialist store2017Branches opened in Bergkirchen, nearMunich, and Stettin in Poland