60 years of Einhell

From a small craft business in Lower Bavaria to a global player.

Einhell Germany AG celebrates its 60th birthday in 2024. In its anniversary year, the company can look back on an impressive success story: from a small Lower Bavarian craft business to a leading global player in the market for battery-powered tools and garden equipment.
Since its founding in 1964, Einhell has evolved into an international group with over 2,700 employees worldwide. With nearly 50 subsidiaries, the group is already active in more than 100 countries.

The Einhell success story


Josef Thannhuber takes over the business of his uncle Hans Einhell, "Hans Einhell GmbH".


Start of internationalisation with further production sites in Europe and Asia. 


The medium-sized family business becomes the international joint stock company "Einhell AG".


Introduction of the successful Power X-Change platform. 2017 Einhell reaches the € 500 million sales mark.


The Einhell Welt is opened for the 55th anniversary


Einhell reaches a turnover of € 1 billion for the first time.


A big anniversary is coming up: Einhell celebrates 60 years of success!

We want to celebrate our 60th anniversary on 2 June 2024 and are planning great promotions and competitions on our social media channels.

Josef Thannhuber

Company founder

Starting with one employee, we turned over just DM 60,000 in the first year. When I think back on it today, it's simply unbelievable. There were times that were very challenging and yet we went ahead with courage. We were a global company without realising it, as this term was only coined much later. The dream, the passion and the unwavering belief in what we were doing made us what we are today. When I look at the company today, I am impressed by how everything has evolved and how we are now one of the leading suppliers of battery-powered devices.

Andreas Kroiss


„When I was on a business trip to Australia in 2009, the trend towards battery-powered devices was already clearly recognisable there. In Europe, with the exception of cordless screwdrivers, nobody was interested in cordless tools in the do-it-yourself sector because customers were not convinced by their performance and endurance. But I believed in the idea and developed it further with our team!“

Our philosophy Through reliable quality and first-class service at an unbeatable price-performance ratio, we enable freedom and enjoyment at work.

We are Einhell

The battery expertise

Einhell Germany AG is a medium-sized company with its headquarters in Landau an der Isar. For 60 years, the Einhell brand has stood for solutions for DIY enthusiasts and craftsmen, for home, garden and leisure. From A for Angle Grinder to Z for Zonal Robot Mowers, Einhell develops and sells innovative products in more than 100 countries and almost 50 subsidiaries.

Since Josef Thannhuber started out as a sole trader in 1964, the company has grown to become an employer of honour for more than 2,700 employees worldwide. But Einhell stands for much more: We are the ones who keep going when others have only just arrived. We are the ones who have simple solutions, quality and genuine service at the best price-performance ratio. We are the ones who inspire with functional products and innovations and create limitless possibilities for our customers' personal freedom.

The success story of a family business

When Hans Einhell asked his nephew Josef Thannhuber to take over the company in 1964, the young entrepreneur had no idea what a success story he would write. Today, 60 years later, Einhell Germany AG is one of the leading international suppliers in the do-it-yourself sector. Decades of hard work, tireless commitment and entrepreneurial foresight have paid off.


A big story told briefly

This is Einhell

Einhell was founded in 1964 and is one of the world’s leading suppliers of handheld power tools, stationary and garden tools. Based in Landau/Isar in Germany, Einhell is dedicated to product quality and to developing exclusive, innovative, modern designs that meet or exceed the expectation of the DIY enthusiast and trade professional. Its quality assurance and engineering teams ensure products are subjected to stringent quality tests and benchmark products against all leading brands. With solely-owned subsidiaries and affiliated partners in more than 99 countries worldwide, Einhell is committed to offering customers ‘brand quality at an affordable price’.

This website is operated by Einhell Germany AG. Einhell arrives in Venezuela in 2017 through retail sales with the EPA chain of stores. You can find Einhell's wide range of power, cordless and garden tools at competitive prices in all 16 EPA stores and online at ve.epaenlinea.com

Since 2019 Einhell has been a partner of FEBECA, a wholesale company focused on the Venezuelan hardware market.

We are offering great product value, high quality products and excellent customer service for construction, DIY and home improvement customers in the Venezuela market.

Facts about Einhell

  • 1964: Foundation of Einhell
  • Over 2000 employees worldwide
  • 49 Subsidiaries 
  • 2022: 1 billion turnover (in euros)