As the Biedenkopf iron and metal foundry EMB was founded in 1955 by Karl Runkel Sr. »The motivation at the time was a current shortage of hearth and stove castings,« says Michael Runkel, who is now the third generation to run the company. All that remains of it is the acronym that gives it its name, because casting has not been done at EMB since 1973. »In the early 1970s, there was a big foundry death here in the Lahn Valley,« says Runkel. »At that time, my father decided that we would close the foundry and focus only on machining.«
Mechanical machining became established shortly after the company was founded due to the bankruptcy of a newly acquired customer, as its products were henceforth carried on by EMB. Thus, at this critical time, a new branch of business was created without further ado in the form of mold casting machining, which today represents EMB's core competence and has been successively expanded so that a high level of added value can be achieved today.
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