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50th Anniversary Electromach

This year Electromach celebrates its 50th anniversary. Time to look back how it all began:

On September 1, 1962 the founder of Electromach, Mr. H. Roerink, started Electromach on his attic. He probably will not have realized then that, what began with the trading of individual components, now has become a systems company with over 175 employees in the Netherlands and Belgium.

As a former employee of the Hazemeijer group Mr. Roerink knew his way in the world of electrical engineering. Soon he rented a building facility at the Beukweg in Hengelo for storage and carrying out small assembly work. In 1972 the company relocated to the building at the Hamerstraat where Electromach had space to grow. At this location explosion-protected components were assembled. Also in that time large control- and distribution panels were built to customer specifications of many well known oil companies like Shell, BP and Aramco.

During busy periods the familiar ‘green’ Aramco panels stood even in the hallway ready to be shipped. A sign that expansion of the building capacity was inevitable. The purchase of the adjacent land and buildings have made further growth of the company possible. Some time later, Mr. Wijnen took over the position as general manager from Mr Roerink. In 1998 Electromach was taken over by the company R.STAHL AG.

In a newspaper article from the archives of 25 years ago Electromach described as "a grain of the Hazemeijer tree which independently has reached maturity."

And to continue with botanical imagery: "The tree is healthy and well rooted and might lose some leaves in the storm of economic crisis, but there will certainly not break any branches".