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World Market Leader and System Supplier - ever since

era-contact is world market leader for electrical railway couplers and sets the pattern for UIC connectors, cable assemblies and vehicle wiring.

Since 2000 era-contact was grounded after the German expert for electrical railway couplers, FABEG (grounded 1928 in Berlin as a part of AEG) was taken over – and became a company of aichele GROUP, the holding Company of era-contact.

Our Holding Company: aichele GROUP

An internationally operating family business

Three innovative companies as partners of the automotive, construction machinery, commercial vehicles, medical and railway industry are united under the umbrella of the aichele GROUP: era-contact, BREMI - Premium Car Systems, streicherplast.

More information about our holding can be found here:

Structure: aichele GROUP based in Bretten/Baden-Wuerttemberg - Germany:
  • era-contact
  • BREMI Fahrzeug-Elektrik
  • streicherplast
Establishment: 1969 by Erich Aichele 
Annual business volume:  EURO 84 million 
Number of employees:  850

8 locations worldwide: Germany (4), France, Tunisia, USA, and China

Type of company:  Owner-operated family business 

Railway, automotive, medical technology, microscopy, measurement engineering, commercial vehicles, construction machinery, agricultural Engineering


all current certifications for the corresponding sectors: IRIS, TS IG 949, ISO 9001, DIN 15085