Gebrüder Eberhard GmbH, the parent company of the tool technology specialist Eberhard Werkzeugtechnologie, increased its turnover to just under €90 million in 2010, a 28% rise. Thus, the company has managed to top the highest figure it had achieved before the period of economic crisis. Meanwhile, its staff increased by 10% last year, to 440 employees. Eberhard manufactures standard parts and accessories for tools in Nordheim and runs a specialized electrical retail outlet in Heilbronn, as well as operating an additional tool technology production site in Thuringia and another electrical retail outlet in Saxony.
The company was able to benefit from the fact that it did not reduce its workforce in 2009 despite a percentage decline in turnover in the two-figure range. On the contrary, it made extensive investments and doubled the production area in Nordheim. “After all, positive continuity is what sets down-to-earth family-owned companies apart,” comments CEO Roland Eberhard. Parallel to this, Eberhard GmbH expanded its vocational trainee programme and has already signed contracts with a second generation of students at the Cooperative University.