The company Helmut Eissmann – Technische Entwicklung und Vertrieb was founded by Helmut Eissmann and his sons Jürgen and Volkhard in Seeburg near Bad Urach in the German State of Baden-Württemberg.
The company Jürgen und Volkhard Eissmann GbR, Entwicklung und Vertrieb von Autozubehör was founded by Jürgen and Volkhard Eissmann.
The companies were expanded by taking on employees and extending the premises.
Start of collaboration with Audi: first series order for leather gear knobs.
Eissmann GmbH was formed by merging the two previously existing firms Helmut Eissmann – Technische Entwicklung und Vertrieb and Jürgen und Volkhard Eissmann GbR.
First order for covering a number of components for one vehicle production series
(Audi Urquattro) in leather.
Move to Bad Urach (the present Group headquarters).
Production plant founded in Hungary.
Production plant founded in the Czech Republic.
Production plant founded in South Africa.
Production plant founded in Münsingen, Germany.
Production plant founded in Slovakia.
Production plant founded in Mexico.
Production plant founded in the USA.
Eissmann Individual founded in Bad Urach, Germany.
Joint Ventures Dagro Eissmann GmbH founded in Gera, Germany and Gearchief Eissmann Changchun, China.
Joint Ventures Gearchief Eissmann founded in Shanghai, China
Founding of the production plant in Port Huron, Michigan, USA.
Joint Ventures Gearchief Eissmann in Peking, China
Founding of the production plant in Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA.