The small valley of the river Düssel gained world fame as early as 1856, when Neanderthal skeletal remains were founded here. And in 1970 another important event in this region took place – the company ekd Gelenkrohr GmbH was founded in Erkrath. It was the beginning of the production of modern power supply systems - energy chains.
Since then, ekd has become one of the stable companies with a global reach. It is a family company, characterized by the quality of its products, attention to detail and original technical solutions. In particular, steel chains for demanding applications, where it is necessary to supply various media to a moving appliance, are technically very complex and sophisticated systems. It was very inspiring for SLT employees to look into the production and design of these interesting and indispensable components.