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ept – Corporate History
ept was founded in Buching in 1973 by Bernhard Guglhör under the name ‘Bernhard Guglhör Präzisionsteile.’ To this day, there is still an ept GmbH plant in Buching, where experienced toolmakers and engineers focus on developing and producing our own processing machines and tools.
Since 1979, ept GmbH has been based in Peiting, which is where the electronics company’s success in the international arena first began. Today, the company has plants in the Czech Republic, the U.S., and China and maintains a worldwide distribution network. Already since 2005, the company has been certified for ISO 9001:2000, ISO/TS 16949:2002, and ISO 14001:2004.
In its more than 40 years of history, the company’s success has largely depended on in-house product development. Back in 1980, the company had already successfully introduced the DIN 41612 connector, which would later be followed by product groups such as PC/104 and PC/104-Plus, hm 2.0, Advanced TCA, and Micro TCA, as well as the SMT Colibri connector system for COM Express applications, which was introduced in 2012.
In addition, Tcom-press, a press-fit solution developed by ept, was approved for use in automotive applications as far back as 2001. And numerous product developments are planned for the coming years – plans that will enable the company to build on its reputation as a manufacturer of precision technology.
“If you stop getting better, you stop being good.” (Philip Rosenthal, entrepreneur, *1916)
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