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About us

Milestones

KNOW-HOW AND VITALITY HAVE DETERMINED THE DEVELOPMENT OF BLANC & FISCHER FAMILY HOLDING FOR MORE THAN 90 YEARS.

1925
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.

1931
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.

gepunktete Linie

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.

1975
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.

2011
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.

2013
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.

2014
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.

2017
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.

2019
BUNDLING OF SHARED FUNCTIONS

Internal service functions used across the Group find their organizational home in a separate service company.

2021
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.

Sustainability Report 2021
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Firmengebäude der BLANC & FISCHER Familienholding
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Sustainability vs. eco-friendliness

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.

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A special kind of encounter

“Once upon a time…”—no, it’s not a fairy tale. It’s the start of one of the most impressive success stories, that of today’s BLANC & FISCHER Family Holding. A postcard played a special role in the merger.

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