2016-03-03 / News

Ensinger turns 50!

After starting up in a garage in Ehningen, a small town in the south west of Germany, Ensinger has developed over the course of half a century from a small business to an international group of companies. Nowadays, the company is represented with production sites and sales offices in important industrial regions. Last financial year the 2,300 employees generated a turnover of 391 million euros.
In 1966 Wilfried Ensinger started up his own company in Ehningen near Stuttgart.
A milestone in the company´s history was the integration of the Ravensburg-based Thermix® GmbH into the Ensinger Group in 1997. Back then, Thermix® was the first manufacturer of hybrid spacers made of plastic and stainless steel and thus one of the first alternatives to metallic spacers, ever. At that time, passive houses were still a niche area, but company founder Wilfried Ensinger already saw the future in warm edge spacers. Since then, Thermix® spacers have been continuously developed and adapted to the increasing requirements of energy-efficient windows.
Working in a garage, Ensinger developed new extrusion methods on equipment that he had made himself. From the beginning, the engineer worked closely together with the raw material manufacturers and users of plastics.
The milestones in the company history tell the story of a family-owned enterprise that has never rest on its laurels. The continuous further development of products and production processes as well as the encouragement of employee potential have been essential aspects of its corporate mission since the very early days.