History

For more than 50 years ERDRICH Forming Technology has been offered on the market. Founded as a small company in Oberkirch in Baden, during the last years the company developed consistently and healthfully to a global player in the field of forming technology.
Backgrounds, events, developments in fast motion – 1962 to date.

2017
Georg Erdrich passes the succession of the company to the next generation. Nicolas Erdrich, Joachim Schulz, and Dr. Jürgen Simon assume the management.
2015
Erdrich establishes a new plant in Changzhou, China. Since then, suspension arms and a broad range of formed parts for the auto industry are produced there.
2013
Erdrich keeps expanding into international markets. A new plant is established in the USA in Dublin, Georgia.
2011
The SANDER-Firmengruppe positions itself anew. The production facilities Erdrich and SANDER are merged under the brand name ERDRICH Umformtechnik.
2010
The SANDER group of companies starts in on the Chinese market and establishes a branch in Taicang.
2006
The SANDER group of companies positions itself internationally and builds a plant in Krnov, Czech Republic. Undoubtedly the most modern brake piston plant is developed there, among others.
2003
Due to the great success of the steel brake pistons a second plant is established at the site Sömmerda. The capacity is doubled. Sander Automation GmbH becomes an independent part of the Sander group of companies.
2002
Erdrich Umformtechnik GmbH & Co. KG becomes independent. The shareholders are Nicolas and Georg Erdrich. The company does from then on belong to the SANDER group of companies, just like SANDER Umformtechnik.
1995
A further development of the SANDER transfer devices for the first time allows the use of these devices in the warm and hot working of metals.
1993
Adolf Hättig retires. Georg Erdrich assumes sole management.
1992
In the Thuringian Sömmerda another subsidiary is established with the designation Erdrich Umformtechnik GmbH & Co.
1987
The first large press is installed.
1979
The subsidiary SANDER Automation GmbH, which produces transfer units, is established in Renchen-Ulm. The parent company starts with the development of smaller devices with intermediary speeds for forming sheet metal.
1977
Georg Erdrich and Adolf Hättig assume the management.
1975
Due to the company growth the headquarters are relocated from Oberkirch to Renchen-Ulm. The company establishes its reputation in the auto industry as an efficient supplier.
1962
Rolf Sander and Adolf Hättig lay the foundation of SANDER Umformtechnik GmbH & Co. KG in Oberkirch. At first, the company produces mainly cutting and punching tools for chipless sheet forming and after that also punching and bending parts in a series.