The roots of EPN can be found in a VEB-operation of the GDR, where in 1988, 12 employees started to manufacture printed circuit boards.

On 1 July 1990, coinciding with the monetary union, we established EPN Electroprint GmbH (EPN) from the VEB-operation.
This was followed by some bitter years, because in the collapsed regional market with modest technical and financial resources, the chances of the survival of the company was limited to a minimum.

Help came from Reutlingen, where we found a very fair and patient partner Erich Kern GmbH.
The family unit then rescued us from the sphere of Treuhand and took over the company despite great risk on 30 June 1992.
After several difficult months in late 1993 came the first success, sales increased, the West increased its investment partners increasingly so that on 1st July 1995 we had 29 employees.
The following years were marked by a rapid growth, which was primarily based on our strong sales force and our Germany-wide well known reliability.
Thus it happened that in 1999, the shareholders summarized the decision to plan and implement a new plant. Additional incentive for the major investment was above all, the potential of very well qualified staff and good transport links to the motorway 9 and 4 in the heart of Germany.

Almost simultaneously with the move to the new building our sister in Reutlingen had to file for bankruptcy.
This was a heavy blow especially mentally, because we now had a close cooperation with the staff in Reutlingen.

In the meantime, we took EPN further uphill, despite the difficult overall situation in Germany. We invested increasingly from 2003 in equipment for the multilayer production and today, after only 3 years, have reached a share of 20%.
The year 2006 was probably the most successful of EPN.
The planning for 2006/2007 saw an investment of € 1.5 million, in particular to achieve the stated goal of EPN to produce HDI circuit boards in 2007 as standard.

   

This project is part-financed by the European Union and the Free State of Thuringia.

   

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