1894 – 1961

Anton Ehrle was born in Voggenreute 1894. Due to Anton Ehrle the metal processing was introduced to the family history. He was trained as a smith and becomes a master in 1927. His education and skill was fundamental for the development in his family and special for his son Oskar Ehrle.

Oskar Rudolf EHRLE


Oskar Ehrle, the founder of the today‘s EHRLE-Group, was born 1922 in Bad Schussenried. After successful finishing of his education as a form builder he was forced to take part in the second world-war as a rescue airplane pilot. He became a prisoner of war in Werche-Tura / Siberia and came back home in the end of 1947. After his reconvalescence, Oskar Ehrle starts to study mechanical engineering at the university of Lake of Constance. He finished with the graduation of „Diploma in Mechanical Engineering“. He moved to Illertissen with his wife and started a new carrier as a mechanical engineer in the department factory planning in the company WIELAND. 1961 he founded the company EHRLE in Illertissen.

Reiner Maximilian EHRLE

Reiner Ehrle born in 1959 in Illertissen. He was attending the elementary school in Illertissen and afterwards the secondary school in Neu-Ulm. In 1978 he was sent by his father to the US for practical and language training. From 1979 till 1983 he was student of the University of Ulm and he successfully finished with the „Diploma in Mechanical Engineering“. His education was continued in 1984 in a business school in Pforzheim. Due to his knowledge in mechanical engineering and business school he starts to build up the small business company from his parents step by step to a medium-sized enterprise with own daughter companies and organizations in whole Europe.

  • 1959

    Research and development of the first SteamCleaner DR 600 in order of company Wap - Guido Oberdorfer

  • 1960

    Foundation of the company by Oskar Ehrle. Construction of a factory in Illertissen

  • 1966

    Research and development of a automatic cheese cutter in order of Werner + Pfleiderer Stuttgart

  • 1970

    Start of series production of EHRLE SteamCleaner Jet 750

  • 1971

    The series production of cold-water h.p. pressure washers was started

  • 1972

    Series production start of the first hot-water h.p. pressure washer HDW 750

  • 1973

  • 1974

  • 1975

    Several special accessories have been launched to the market

  • 1978

  • 1979

  • 1982

    Change in the company colour to the well known EHRLE-red

  • 1984

    The first consumer cold-water h.p. cleaner. Reiner Ehrle starts his first activities in the company

  • 1985

  • 1998

    EHRLE is now a full program manufacturer and supplier of complete CarWash equipment

  • 1999

    The machine covering was produced in reinforced plastic material as well as the chemical containers

  • 2000

  • 2001

    Introduction a modern triplex-plunger pumps and plastic reinforced machine coverings

  • 2002

  • 2003

    EHRLE starts to produce in addition to the CarWash Outdoor series also the Indoor series

  • 2004

    Development and production of consumer cold-water h.p. washers

  • 2005

  • 2006

  • 2007

    EHRLE was introduced the series JetWash and JetWash Plus

  • 2008

    Distribution start of sweepers for the commercial use

  • 2009

  • 2010

    Distribution start of the RollOver portal wash system EHRPORT

  • 2011

  • 2012

  • 2013

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