Since 1 October 2002, 2E has been an autonomous member of the Narr Group /Kirchheim unter Teck to which Ortlieb Präzisionssysteme GmbH & Co. KG belongs. It exists under the umbrella of the Wilhelm Narr Foundation as an affiliated company.
Today, 2E mechatronic has 49 employees and in 2017 had an annual turnover of 8 million euro. Since 1 January 2018, Dr. Andreas Pojtinger is the general Manager of 2E mechatronic.
Through innovative products, manufacturing technology and continually development, the company has made a name for itself both nationally and internationally and is today one of the major suppliers to the automobile industry.
For a number of years, 2E has been successfully involved in several research projects in the area of Microsystem technology. The first fully automated production line for hot embossed MID components resulted from a Ministry of Research and Technology (BMBF) aided AHMID project and which in 2004 manufactured the first worldwide series of MID parts for the automobile industry (Mechatronic Integrated Devices).
A further MID process has been developed by LPKF, a direct laser structuring of substrate plastics, which has enabled miniaturized 3D components with mechatronic functions to be manufactured. Today, these processes are used by 2E in the manufacturing of samples as well as in series manufacture.
Furthermore, 2E, through its Know-How and continual research and development work is well prepared for future market developments. Resulting from our current research projects in the areas of Sensor and Micro System technology, 2E has developed innovative products for medical technology, robotics and mobility. Companies such as Bosch, Hella, Leica Systems, Webasto and KaVo, to name but a few, are among our clientele.
Our Ecological Guidelines
We see the protection of the environment as a basic requirement of an environmentally responsible company. A healthy, intact environment is, in our opinion, the basis on which life depends for us and for future generations. Active support to maintain a healthy environment we see as our fundamental obligation.
Environmental protection is an important part of our company philosophy. Economics and Ecology are not diametrically opposed. Consideration for the environment in our day to day activities is organized throughout every department in 2E. Processes, work-regulations and other activities support each other to reduce the impact on the environment.
The use of new technology to conserve energy and material is part of our philosophy as well as the avoidance of waste and the alternative use of scrap material.
For us, laws represent only the minimum standard in setting environmental goals in 2E. Moreover, our objective is to continuously improve our environmental protection goals..
Good environmental protection is guaranteed, in particular when it is supported by economic logic. Therefore, we undertake to support regional products and technology from local sources whenever we can. We are also asking our suppliers to focus their goals on environmental protection as well; therefore we promote sustained environmental protection with both our partners and suppliers. We prefer suppliers that have standards of environmental protection as high as we do ourselves..
Successful environmental protection programs can only be realized when all employees participate. The active support in environmental protection programs is positively reinforced inside and outside of the company.
Development of 2E
Founding of 2E mechatronic GmbH & Co. KG (Membership in the Narr-Group Kirchheim unter Teck)
2E mechatronic was certified with DIN ISO/TS 16949 for the first time
Start of the IMDAKT project
Start of the first worldwide licensed MID-components serial production for the automotive industry (Seat adjuster for Mercedes Benz and Maybach)
Started serial production of ESP®- Sensor Housing and housing for side air-bag sensors
Eco Profit Award from Esslingen county
Enlargement of the manufacturing capacity and the storage area
2E receives the Innovation Award from Esslingen county (Capacitive 360° inclination sensor)
Serial production of MID diodes in LDS-technology for the medical technology
Moved to new company premises in Kirchheim/Teck
Started serial production of capacitive 360° inclination sensor
2E receives the Innovation Award from the state of Baden Württemberg (capacitive 360° inclination sensor)
2E becomes the preferred supplier of Robert Bosch GmbH
Certified for the first time in accordance with the Environmental norm DIN ISO 14001
VR Innovation Award Mittelstand: MID based LED diodes
Start manufacture of MID prototype
Innovation Award from the Research Association of Spatial Electronic Components 3D MID e.V. (MID Fluid Flow Sensors)
DeviceMed Award in the category of micro- and nanotechnology: MID flow sensor
Industry Award in the category of micro system technology: MID based LED diodes
Awarded with the MID Industry Price 2013 - the MID-OLED of the companies 2E mechatronic and OSRAM Opto Semiconductors
Expansion of our distributor network in China
2E takes part at the MD&M West, the greatest fair of the West Coast for Medical Technology, for the first time
Serial production of two large projects in the range of sensor housing
Expansion of our distributor network in Japan
2E mechatronic presents its products at the BIOMEDevice in Boston and the Medical Creation in Fukushima for the first time
The modular microliter pump of the companies 2E mechatronic and DNE is one of the best at the Industry Award 2015 of Huber Verlag für Neue Medien
Successful capacity expansion of the hosuing production plant for ESP®-sensor housings
Started serial production for the first MID part for a safety-relevant application for the automotive industry at 2E
Awarded with the MID Industry Price 2017 from the Research Association 3-D MID – the Continence trainer `MAPLe probe`
Change of leadership at 2E. After 23 years Uwe Remer is leaving the company – Dr. Andreas Pojtinger moves to the top of the management board.
Successful capacity expansion for NOx sensor housings.
Successful certification through TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH
2E has successfully passed, for the fifth time, an ISO/TS 16969 audit of quality management systems for the production of electrical connectors, sensor housings, MIDs, mechatronic assemblies and systems. 2E also successfully passed in 2003, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2013. An additional certification, ISO 14001:2004, was awarded for the first time in 2010.
The certification was also confirmed again in 2013. The certification was awarded as a result of several years involvement in environmental protection projects and in particular the Eco Profit project with Esslingen County. At the same time the final steps for an integrated management system were being taken, where, for example, areas such as job safety were covered.
We would like to thank our quality manager, Fabian Herpel, who is responsible for the management systems at 2E.
Details about the certification ISO/TS 16949: www.tuev-sued.de