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Eisenhuth is a company that has been in existence since 1945 and currently employs 70 people.
The company focuses on component manufacturing for fuel cells and electrolysers. It is also an established supplier to the automotive, healthcare and mechanical engineering industries with core competencies in mould making and small and medium series of moulded parts made of plastic, rubber and silicone.
Eisenhuth has been actively working on the development of bipolar plates for fuel cells based on plastic/graphite composites since 2006. Eisenhuth technologies are already being used successfully in fuel cells and electrolysers. We have been awarded numerous prizes in recent years for our high level of innovation and successful developments. Innovation drives us as a team. Convince yourself.
as Wilhelm Eisenhuth & Sohn Herbert.
Meat grinder production
The founders Wilhelm and Herbert Eisenhuth buy up aircraft wrecks and melt them down into aluminium. This is used to produce cast parts, including the much-produced “WELOH” die-cast meat grinder.
Construction of household appliances, such as bean-shredding machines and meat grinders.
Mould making begins
Start of the production of rubber and silicone tools.
Construction of a first press for vulcanising rubber parts.
Managing director takes over
The co-founder Herbert Eisenhuth dies, shortly afterwards also Wilhelm Eisenhuth. Afterwards, Elisabeth Eisenhuth (later Hickmann) – one of the few women in business life at the time – takes over the company’s fortunes and successfully manages it for many years.
Son Dr. Thorsten Hickmann joins the company.
New Managing Director
Dr. Thorsten Hickmann takes over all shares in the company.
A first injection moulding press for sampling rubber parts is purchased. Initially only for sampling tools, later also for the company’s own production.
Injection moulding machine
The first of many injection moulding machines is purchased. Initially only for sampling tools, later also for the company’s own production.
Entry into the hydrogen sector. Production line for the manufacture of bipolar plates goes into operation.
An in-house twin-screw extruder is purchased to produce compounds for bipolar plates.
Volksbank Innovationspreis 2012
A process was created with which the seal for an MEA can be applied directly to the bipolar plate.
The first string of an own PV system is put into operation to generate green electricity itself.
Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis – Forschung
For the development of a bio fuel cell with which electricity can be generated from waste water.
New Managing Director
Toni Adamek becomes managing director.
Innovationspreis Halle (Saale)
For our titanium composite plates with the help of which the material costs for electrolysers can be reduced by up to 50%.
We focus on solutions for fuel cells, electrolysers and redox flow batteries.
Eisenhuth in Numbers
Active tools in series production
Hydrogen projects per year
Our motivation: Progress – Quality – Safety – Flexibility
We are driven by research and innovation and regularly benchmark ourselves against other companies.
The success is impressive: We have won a total of twelve innovation awards so far.
We are especially proud of the German Sustainability Award in the research category 2018, which we received together with the TU Clausthal, the TU Braunschweig and the KIT.
Quality & Safety
Quality has a high priority for us. We have been ISO 9001 certified since 1997.
All products are tested in our quality laboratory to ensure our proven standards.
We continuously adapt our quality system to meet the latest requirements.
Data security also enjoys a high priority, we have been TISAX certified since 2015.
We are able to adapt quickly to new requirements, due to our flat hierarchies.
Our teams are interested in gaining new experiences and mastering new challenges.
We are constantly improving and optimising our own processes.