1952 Up to now
1952 :: Foundation
Josef Beese (Chartered Engineer), establishes the EMZ Elektro-Maschinen-Zentrale GmbH in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany.
1972 :: New location
EMZ move from Mülheim an der Ruhr to Recklinghausen. The new premises cover more than 20,000 m2. Of this area alone 4,000 m2 are used for warehouses, a further 1,000 m2 for the workshops and 600 m2 serve as office space.
1988 :: Second Managing Director.
Engelbert Rataj (Chartered Engineer), is appointed EMZ?s second Managing Director.
1996 :: Second Generation
After the demise of the company's founder, Josef Beese, his son, Stefan Beese (Chartered Engineer) aged 24 takes control of the company.
1997 :: New markets.
The subsidiary, EMZ France, is founded in France.
2000 :: On the road to success
EMZ exceed the DM 10 million sales mark (equivalent to 5.4 million).
2001 :: New product range
Start of production of EMK low-voltage motors.
2006 :: Increased turnover
EMZ exceed the 10 million mark.
2007 :: More room for expansion
Our headquarters in Recklinghausen are extended to include additional office space. The erection of a two-story building provides more room for our sales staff. Meanwhile, EMZ France move to a new company building in Cernay.
2008 :: More room more capacity
EMZ expand the production and workshop area to 800 m2 and a large 700 m2 warehouse with three HGV loading ramps is erected, thus optimising and extending our logistics processes.
2010 :: Expansion of corporate management.
Benedikt Mathiaszyk (Chartered Engineer) is appointed third Managing Director of EMZ. Expansion of the large machines and projects sector.
2011 :: New record-breaking turnover
With a 30 per cent increase in sales compared to last year, EMZ achieved a new record of 17.5 million.
2012 :: New markets in Switzerland
EMZ takes over Unitec AG, a Swiss company with a long tradition and is now trading under the new
name EMZ Unitec AG
2014 :: Expansion of test capacity
Inauguration of the new large‐engine test facility in Recklinghausen. The facility has a capacity up to
6,000 kW and 13,200 V.
2015 :: ISO 9001: 2008 Certificate
EMZ receives the certification for the following areas: development and project planning, production,
sales, commissioning, service and repair of electric drives and systems.
2016 :: Environmentally conscious
EMZ now operates according to the principle of the “paperless office”.