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era-contact has many reasons to celebrate

era-contact opens new location in the USA and honors its employees celebrating their jubilees during the summer party

On 28 June 2017, era-contact USA, LLC, a company of the era-contact brand, opened its new location in the Pickens County Commerce Park in Liberty, South Carolina. The company of the aichele GROUP GmbH + Co. KG, with its administrative headquarters in Bretten, Germany, is not only the world market leader in the area of electrical coupling systems, but also a manufacturing expert in the field of cable production for the railway, commercial vehicle, construction machinery and medical technology sectors. In the USA, in future the entire product range from small series to series production will be manufactured and offered on a surface area of approx. 38,000ft², according to customer wishes. In order to be able to fully comply with optimum customer-specific requirements, proximity to the international customers is indispensable. era-contact, as a company with 850 employees in the aichele GROUP, can use a total of eight production locations in Germany, Tunisia, China, Turkey and the USA, and is thus always in close proximity to the customer.

Thanks to the outstanding support from the local American authorities, the construction companies on location and the park management by the Executive Director of Pickens County Commerce Park, Ray Farley, only eleven months passed between the initial drafts to occupation and the necessary move from New York to South Carolina. era-contact already enjoyed special acknowledgment when it was granted permission to occupy 263,000000ft² in the industrial park, as only world market leaders such as St. Jude Medical, Reliable and TaylorMade had received authorization to build from the Commission.

The organization at the individual locations of the aichele GROUP subsidiaries allows tight international networking, so that fast production processes and rapid deliveries of excellent, certified quality can be achieved. This is possible only with flexible and committed employees worldwide, who visit the German locations for familiarization. Therefore not only the opening of the new location in South Carolina was celebrated at the annual summer party, but also the loyal colleagues from era-contact in Bretten celebrating anniversaries were honored.

10, 15, 25 and even 35 years in the era-contact team: The employees who have been with the company throughout these many years and have thus made their contribution to the company achieving its great international standing as the world market leader, and maintaining the course of success, were thanked for their many years of activity. The two Managing Directors of era-contact, Mr. Jochen Kurz and Mr. Bernd Geiger, also expressed the sincere thanks of the Aichele family to the loyal employees, who each received a gift. A special feature of this year's anniversary celebration – Mr. Bernd Geiger was himself among those being honored for 25 years of service. Mr. Geiger can look back both on above-average growth and on the constantly increasing internationalization of the aichele GROUP.

The family-run subsidiary offers all employees the opportunity to get to know a diverse, international working environment with great individual responsibility and team spirit at a constantly growing world market leader.


Photo © aichele GROUP

l. t. r.: Bernd Geiger (Chief Executive Officer of era-contact), Chistl Aichele-Schnabel + Erich Aichele (Owner of aichele GROUP), Jochen Kurz (Chief Executive Officer of era-contact)