Motion, speed, precision—this is the world of EWS. We call it “Precision meets Motion,” because we are aware of the importance of precision for the future of our customers and target markets.
High quality requirements and great commitment for the optimum design of our products in both form and function are the main focus of our attention. For this purpose, we systematically invest in state-of-the-art production lines and develop methods for quality assurance in cooperation with external institutions. Our top performance in development and production is backed up by the high level of training of our staff members.
Competence and reliability in our advisory services, our daily communication and project management—these are the core elements which convince our customers of our performance and services over and over again.
1960 Establishment of the business at Köngen by Ernst, Gerhard and
Karl Weigele: manufacturer of Laboratory appliances and supplier
of hydraulic components.
1965 Extension of the premises.
1971 Purchase of the first NC lathe.
1978 International distribution.
1980 Erection of a new manufacturing shop with an office section at Köngen.
1986 Extension of the existing factory building.
1991 Gerhard Weigele becomes sole owner and managing director.
1995 Owner's sons, Frank and Matthias Weigele, become partners and
1996 New building and relocation. 30 employees move from Köngen to
Siemensstraße 18 at Uhingen.
1999 Establishment of EWS Korea.
2000 Relocation with 75 staff members to Maybachstrae at Uhingen.
2000 Establishment of EWS France.
2003 Relocation of EWS Korea to new premises.
2005 Gerhard Weigele goes into retirement.
2005 Building extension at Uhingen.
2006 Award for Innovation from the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg.
2008 Command Tooling Systems, Minnesota, becomes a new member of
the EWS Group.
2009 Opening of the EWS Arena.
2010 50 years of EWS. Establishment of EWS Russia.
2011 Establishment of EWS China.
2012 Our new technology and innovation center, with a production area of
5,000 m² and an area of 250 m² for research and development is initiated.
2013 Relocation of EWS Korea to new premises. For development, production
and administration are provided more than 12,000 m².
2016 Establishment of Tool-Arena.
2017 Award for Innovation from the county of Göppingen.
2020 60 years of EWS.
2021 Matthias Weigele becomes sole managing director. Frank Weigele takes
over the management of WSW and the services. The next Weigele
generation joins the company.
Command Tooling Systems
Command Tooling Systems has been a member of the EWS Group since 2008. With approximately 70 employees, Command Tooling Systems is a leading manufacturer of tools for CNC machining centers and complements the EWS series on the growing market for turning and milling machines.
In addition to Germany and South Korea, EWS now has manufacturing capabilities and service availability in North America to better serve its customers worldwide.
Here at Command Tooling Systems, we are the technology leader in tool fixture manufacturing for high precision machining operations. Command manufactures standard, precision, and special application tooling systems to service the needs of the manufacturing community.
Our tool fixtures are designed for accuracy, with AT3 or better shank taper and a rigid tool fixture-to-spindle mount. Our tool fixtures are concentric to <0.0002 (0.005mm or 5 microns) which puts the tool precisely on the spindle center line. These benefits promote minimal tool wear, fewer tool replacements, and less scrap. With fully sound flanges and V-grooves, Command tool fixtures are easy on tool changers to help prevent constant spindle and changer maintenance.
EWS Company Philosophy
Motion, speed, precision – this is the world of EWS. We call it "Precision meets Motion." Our focus is on the satisfaction of our customers and the sustainable improvement of our products, on various services, as well as the implementation of the digital transformation. We open up to the outside world and integrate our research and developments into higher-level overall systems. We make internal processes smart and transparent. The key to success is our dedicated staff and their high level of training, as well as the integration of external expertise. We are aware of our social responsibility and are committed to our environment, the future of subsequent generations and social projects at home and abroad.
Our customers and partners – at the center of our work!
All of our activities are focused on our customers. We are just as competent a partner to small companies as we are to groups and conglomerates. International markets are served through reliable and knowledgeable distribution partners or the EWS Group. Personal commitment, reliability, creativity, experience and, last but not least, quality are our hallmarks. Jointly executed projects should be of significant benefit to the customer and a success for both parties.
Our service – our hallmark!
We place our expertise and experience at the disposal of our customers through skilled, personal consulting. With commitment, flexibility and creativity, we set standards in customer-focused service. We attach great importance to prompt quotation/order processing and reliable delivery capability. Our service management system represents an important milestone in what we offer: we repair all tools systems – irrespective of the manufacturer – professionally and within just a few days. Our aim is to handle any complaints and troubleshoot problems quickly, reliably and without red tape.
Our products and services – the expression of our expertise!
Our core expertise lies in developing and producing static and driven tool systems for almost all CNC lathes and turning/milling centers. Our product range extends from products compliant with defined standards to innovative customized solutions. We also offer special parts and custom-made products on an individual basis in small quantities. The spectrum of our delivery program, combined with the data provided, sets standards worldwide. We offer our customers in the vicinity of our location in Uhingen various services in the field of metal processing as contract work. These include: induction hardening, burnishing, as well as die-sinking EDM and wire EDM. The immutable characteristics of our products and services are customer orientation, technical progress and quality. We promote technological exchange with universities and research institutions.
Our relationship with the environment – we assume social responsibility!
A successful company not only has the goal of maximizing profits and increasing market shares, it also endeavors to take responsibility for the world in which we all live. We associate this with social tasks and functions in society which we actively pursue. For people in different parts of the world, for the region and in the immediate vicinity. We firmly support production in Germany, as an expression of our responsibility for the future of our children and the generations to come in our country. We see ourselves as an important member of the region in which we will continue to offer jobs and apprenticeships. The idea of environmental protection spurs us on to exceed existing regulations.
Our employees – the most important resource!
The commitment displayed by all of our workforce is the key to and an essential building block for our success. The motivation for entrepreneurial activity comes through the permanent and intensive promotion of qualifications, personal responsibility and creativity, as well as by assigning interesting tasks to each employee. We offer freedom and thus the opportunity for self-actualisation and self-development within the framework of continuous process optimization. We offer performance-related pay, a broad-based health management system and other additional benefits for all employees. Direct discussion and debate between the executive board, management and employees is desired and encouraged both for quick solutions and a good working atmosphere. We want employees who enjoy working for and with us. In order to achieve the company's goals, the successful and timely implementation of the tasks assigned to the employees is absolutely essential. Each employee is responsible for the quality and timeliness of his or her own work, ensures optimized processes and is committed to sustainable overall improvement and corrective measures. They are obliged to comply with the legal regulations and requirements applicable to their field of work and to think and act in a cost-conscious, resource-conserving and responsible manner. Their objective is to work effectively with energy and consumables and to keep environmental compatibility in mind when procuring materials and substances.
Our growth and financial policy – solidity first and foremost!
We intend to strengthen and build on our market position. To do this, we are aiming for high-quality, long-term growth. Our financial policy is characterized by solidly built financing. This pursues the goal of maintaining the company's independence and strengthening its equity capital through an appropriate appropriation of profits.