Our History
Quality power tools made in Germany since 1919

EIBENSTOCK-Elektrowerkzeuge (Power tools) are produced in Sachsen in the Erzgebirge. Our company has a long tradition in the development and the manufacturing of power tools for the industrial and trade sector.

Well trained employees under the guidance of a dynamic management are guarantees for proven quality, durability and robustness of the professional products in the EIBENSTOCK brand.

1919 Company founder

The Company was foundet by Martin Hönnecke in Leipzig with specialization to the power-tools branch.
Martin HönneckeFirst power tools - drilling machine about 1930First power tools - drilling machine about 1930First logo from 1919 "EMHA Elektro-Werkzeuge"

1940 Horst Ditter

Since 1940 co-owner and later director of "Hönnecke & Ditter KG / Eibenstock".
Horst Ditter Production in wartime, motor manufacturing Production Old test bay logo Hönnecke & Ditter KG / Eibenstock

1944 Move

The company moved to Bergstadt Eibenstock.

Building from 1944 Production in wartime Motor manufacturing

1952 World debut - P10

Development of the Polisher P10 with the world novelty of a 60° gearbox .
Polisher P10

1960 1. Impact drill

Development of the SBI/23 – the first impact drill of the GDR. The first series with protective insulation has originated.
First impact drill of the GDR

1972 Nationalisation

Conversion to a nationally owned enterprise „VEB Elektrowerkzeugbau Eibenstock“.
Production in the GDR 
Quality assurance in the GDR Logo "Vereinigung volkseigener Betriebe Werkzeugmaschinen und Werkzeuge"

1977 Development

13er 2-speed-drilling machine

13er 2-speed-hammer drill machine


1980 until 1990 Exhibition in the GDR

Successful participation at an international fair in Leipzig and Moskau.
MM - Internationale Leipziger Messe Leipziger Messeposter from 1980 (photo: Leipziger Messe GmbH) Technical fairgrounds, H 20, machine tools (photo: Leipziger Messe GmbH)

1985 New director

Lothar Lässig is appointed to the new director.
Lothar Lässig

1984 until 1988 Gold medals

Gold medals for different product lines.
Ceremony honors and handoverMachine EHB 23
Gold medal for the electronics Series

1990 First EIBENSTOCK stirrer

Stirrer type EHB 23/2Rü
First stirrer. Stirrer type EHB 23/2RüCatalog 1990

1993 Privatisation

Privatisation as „Elektrowerkzeuge GmbH Eibenstock“.
Mechanics between 1980-1993 Production between 1980-1993 Production between 1980-1993

Since 1993 Growth

Continuous expansion of buildings and equipment to create the capacity for the continuous growth of the company.
Investment of over 20 million Euros to date.
Wave- & gear machining Lathes Latest CNC technology

1994 Business expansion

Opening of a new factory workshop.
Factory workshopConstruction of the factory workshop

2001 Business expansion

Opening of a new motor production hall and a hardening shop.
Motor production Motor production - Quality assurance Hardening shop

2002 Foundation of Vakuum Technik GmbH Eibenstock

The sister company „Vakuum Technik GmbH Eibenstock“ has its company headquarters in the commercial district of the mountain town of Eibenstock and has been producing drill stands, power tools and special purpose machines since 2002.
EIBENSTOCK Vakuum Technik GmbH Drill stands EIBENSTOCK Vakuum Technik GmbH

2004 Opening

Opening of the business unit Morgenröthe.
Production in Morgenröthe Production

2005 Business expansion

Commissioning the new administrative and warehouse buidling.
Administrative buidlingWarehouse buidlingReception

2007 Business expansion

Opening of a new assembly hall and also a shipping logistic center with high bay.

2014 New motor production hall

Opening of a new production hall in the commercial district of Eibenstock.

2019 company expansion

Opening of the new Training & Development Center and two new warehouses.

New products

Our new products at a glance.

Exhibition dates

Visit our exhibition stands.

Media center

Our machines in the application.

Quality power tools since 1919
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