The accuracy of an NC axis with the power of a hydraulic system – EH-D GmbH wins the Environmental Award 2018 of the Bavarian Landesstiftung (Land Foundation)
December 13, 2018
The High-Tech Gründerfonds portfolio company EH-D GmbH, a young mechanical engineering company from Burghaslach in Middle Franconia, has won the Environmental Award 2018 of the Bayerische Landesstiftung. With this award, the Bayerische Landesstiftung honors the “development of the EH-D drive to maximize energy efficiency by revolutionizing hydraulics in mechanical engineering. The Bavarian Minister of Finance and Local History, Albert Füracker, presented the prize, endowed with EUR 10,000, to the company founder and technical director Kai Böhner today in Munich. Read more in the official press release.
In addition to an investment in August 2010, High-Tech Gründerfonds was also able to support the company with real manpower from its own alumni network. Since the middle of this year, a former investment manager of the HTGF, Dr. Torsten Löffler, has been supporting the company as Commercial Director.
EH-D GmbH develops and distributes innovative electro-hydrostatic direct drives for various applications in mechanical and plant engineering, traffic engineering and regenerative energy technology. The company was founded in 2009 as Böhner-EH GmbH by Kai Böhner. It emerged from the engineering office for special machines of Kai Böhner’s father Christian Böhner. Today, twelve specialists develop, design and assemble EH-D drives in a 200 square metre assembly hall, which are sold to mechanical engineering customers worldwide.
EH-D GmbH develops and sells innovative electro-hydrostatic direct drives for various applications in machine and plant construction, traffic engineering and regenerative energy technology. The company was founded in 2009 as Böhner-EH GmbH by Kai Böhner. It emerged from the engineering office for special machines of Kai Böhner’s father Christian Böhner. Today, twelve specialists develop, design and assemble EH-D drives in a 200 square metre assembly hall, which are sold to mechanical engineering customers worldwide. In the early phase of EH-D, High-Tech-Gründerfonds, Bayernkapital and a private investor are already involved in financing the expansion of the company.
Dr. Torsten Löffler
Fürstenforster Street 9-11
T.: +49 9552 9234-81
About High-Tech Gründerfonds
High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) is a seed investor that finances high-potential, tech-driven start- ups. With EUR 892,5 million in total investment volume across three funds and an international network of partners, HTGF has already helped forge 500 start-ups since 2005. Driven by their expertise, entrepreneurial spirit and passion, its team of experienced investment managers and start-up experts help guide the development of young companies. HTGF’s focus is on high-tech start-ups in a range of sectors, including software, hardware, life sciences and chemicals.
Investors in this public-private partnership include the Federal Ministry For Economic Affairs and Energy, the KfW Banking Group, and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e.V., as well as the companies ALTANA, BASF, BAYER, B.Braun, Boehringer Ingelheim, Robert Bosch, BÜFA, CEWE, Deutsche Post DHL, Dräger, Drillisch AG, EVONIK, EWE AG, Haniel, Hettich, Knauf, Körber, LANXESS, media + more venture Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG, PHOENIX CONTACT, Postbank, QIAGEN, RWE Generation SE, SAP, Schufa, Schwarz Gruppe, STIHL, Thüga, Vector Informatik, WACKER and Wilh. Werhahn KG.
High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH
Dr. Andreas Olmes
53113 Bonn, Germany
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