In the year of 1974 the company changed into a corporation and the company Ernst Hörtnagl und Söhne GmbH was founded.
A new factory was build in 1976 in the industrial zone of Fulpmes. 20 workers were employed at that time. The leadership of the company was handed over to Vinzenz (son of Ernst) in the year of 1982. The current leader of the Ernst Hörtnagl und Söhne GmbH is Harald Hörtnagl, he was announced by Vinzenz in 2007 and runs the family business in the third generation.
All started in 1980 with the production of flue pipes and exhaust pipes of 2mm and additionaly flue linings were produced. The number of employees increased to 50 persons.
The company HÖPE Kft. (Hungary) was founded in 1996, in order to cope with the increasing demand and a new factory was built. Currently there are 90 persons employed. The production focuses on flue linings and they are sold to all over Europe.
The product portfolio of Ernst Hörtnagl und Söhne GmbH increased in 2008, thanks to the aquisition of Muldenthaler Emaillierwerk GmbH (Penig- Germany). The site has 95 employees and the production focues on thin pipes of 0.6 to 1.5 mm. They are produced in different variants like: FAL, blued, painted and enamelded.
Through the aquisition of Muldenthaler it is possible for our customers to enjoy one-stop shopping and order the whole range of exhaust- and stove pipes from our company.
All three companies remain independent and have their own administration. All sites together offer jobs for 235 employees and over 6000 t of steel sheets are processed in all possible dimensions each year.
The name EHS has developed to a well-known brand all over Europe and stands for high-quality and on-time delivery, all guaranteed through the use of state of the art production machines and large stock of finished goods.
Our strategy to only serve wholesalers will be continued also in the future, despite the current trends. Partners and wholesalers can trust on EHS!