FOUNDATION OF BLANCO
The company’s history began when Heinrich Blanc founded Blanc & Co. Metallwarenfabrik in Oberderdingen, Germany. The first products to be produced were water troughs for coal-fired ovens, followed later by sinks. Today, mixer taps and accessories complete the range
FOUNDATION OF E.G.O.
Karl Fischer founded the Schwarzwälder Zangenkontakt-Werkstätte Oberweiler, also in 1925, which later changed its name to E.G.O. Elektro-Gerätebau GmbH.
RELOCATION OF E.G.O. TO OBERDERDINGEN
After being joined by Heinrich Blanc, Karl Fischer decided to relocate production to Oberderdingen. Karl Fischer developed and produced the first electric hotplate suitable for series production. Today, E.G.O. is regarded as one of the world’s largest suppliers to the household appliance industry.
E.G.O. and BLANCO become increasingly successful in the market. Technical developments are progressing. This success goes hand in hand with expansion. New locations are opened.
EMERGENCE OF THE BLANC FISCHER-GROUP
Bundling of common interests by forming the superordinate E.G.O. BLANC FISCHER-Group, today’s BLANC FISCHER Family Holding.
FOUNDATION OF BLANCO PROFESSIONAL
BLANCO Professional is formed as a spin-off of BLANCO and specializes in the Catering and Industrial business units.
ACQUISITION OF ARPA
BLANC FISCHER Family Holding acquires ARPA, a leading European original equipment manufacturer, which produces stoves and built-in hotplates with various heating systems.
ACQUISITION OF DEFENDI
Positioning in a globally important segment: DEFENDI, manufacturer of gas components, becomes part of the Family Holding.
FOUNDATION OF BLANC UND FISCHER IT SERVICES GMBH
BLANCO and E.G.O. merge their IT departments into a single service company.
PRESENTATION OF THE FAMILY CHARTER OF SHAREHOLDERS
The contents of the Charter of the Blanc Fischer Family Association form the basis for maintaining harmony between our people and the company.
CHANGE OF FAMILY HOLDING TO A MANAGEMENT HOLDING
Acting as strategic leaders, assuming tasks which are not part of the core business of the individual companies.
BUNDLING OF SHARED FUNCTIONS
Internal service functions used across the Group find their organizational home in a separate service company.
DEFENDI JOINS THE E.G.O.-GROUP
E.G.O. had already taken over sales a year earlier.
BLANC FISCHER CORPORATE SERVICES
The internal service providers for IT and superordinate functions are combined in a single subgroup.
Dr. Johannes Haupt has been at the helm of the group since 2009. Initially as
both chairman of the management board of the E.G.O.-Group and the superordinate
Holding Company, and since 2019 as CEO of BLANC FISCHER Family Holding, which has become Management Holding Company.