A story with a future
A few years before company owner Stefan Eggenweiler decided to venture into full independence, he was a partner in a large company. After drastic restructuring of the company, however, the customers who generated sales broke away for him. Stefan was aware that something had to change. But at first he didn't know what would happen next.
In the weeks that followed, Stefan Eggenweiler and his wife Regina often sat all night long at the dining room table and talked about their professional future. One evening the two came up with an idea. During his previous work as a sales representative, Stefan noticed that the sale of Italian gearboxes and electric motors for industry from stock on the German market held great potential. Research revealed that there were hardly any competing companies in Germany with a comparable business idea. That evening in autumn 2003 was the birth of our family business - GEMOTEG GmbH & Co. KG.
A decision with consequences
Nevertheless, the decision to become self-employed and not to have a secure employment relationship was difficult at first. Stefan and Regina Eggenweiler knew that the decision entailed many risks for their future and the future of their daughter Mara. Would old customers follow you into self-employment? Would the former employees choose to stay with your new company?
On January 5th, 2004, the two of them were sitting with their three most loyal employees from the former company in their company in Hechingen, Swabia. No one knew if the phone would even ring on this snowy morning. But it rang. And it kept ringing for the next few weeks. Many loyal customers followed the Eggenweiler family into their new company.
Even today, the phone at GEMOTEG never stands still. The family business now employs around 30 people. GEMOTEG has a large warehouse (approx. 1300m²) and an extensive product portfolio, which includes worm gears, spur gears, flat gears and much more, as well as geared motors, electric motors and frequency converters as well as complete control systems. All products are converted and adapted in our own assembly department at the customer's request.
Two further milestones in the company's history were the large new building in 2014 and a relaunch of the entire external appearance. The company around founder Stefan Eggenweiler now supports many clubs, foundations and schools in the region. He has recognized that as an entrepreneur he has social responsibility and must always look to the future in order to lead his company and his employees successfully in the long term.
The future of GEMOTEG
But the company's history does not end here. The Eggenweiler family has already thought about the successor in the family business. Daughter Mara and her husband Florian Kalkbrenner have been with the company since 2015 and have also been on the management board since the end of November 2019.
In order to ensure not only the management of the company but also its core task - the sale of geared motors, electric motors, frequency converters and controls - the experienced sales manager Jörg Alber will take over all sales activities of GEMOTEG GmbH & Co. KG in the future.