Chronology & history

  • 1944 – Willi Günther produces punchings, sheet metal parts and kitchen appliances in the cellar of his private home.
  • 1948 – First production facilities erected in Mademühlen.
  • 1950 – EOS starts to market oil-filled electric radiators.1968 – New production facilities erected in Driedorf.
  • 1973 – The crucial step: We start making heaters and control units for Finnish saunas. By the end of the 70ies, EOS has become the market-leading sauna technology provider – only to retain its position to this very day.
  • 1989 – The Günther Group acquires the Kern company (Dr. Kern) allowing us to also serve the professional market with excellent products.
  • 1990 – EOS starts to market its steam generator systems (heater & steam generator combinations).
  • 1995 – We expand our product range by sub-bench heater systems and commercial heaters rated at output capacities of up to 36 kW.
  • 1996 – EOS introduces a coloured light plus control unit system for saunas.
  • 2000 – Production of our own radiator modules and associated control units.
  • 2001 – Introduction of the innovative hexagonal sauner heater design.
  • 2003 – Heater/generator talent "Bi-O-Max" and the sophisticated EMOTEC® control unit introduced to the market.
  • 2004 – EOS teams with Philips to design a reflector that increases the efficiency of the new infrared short-wave VITEA lamp.
  • 2005 – EOS presents its first watermill sauna at "aquanale".
  • 2006 – The Econ series of control units now sells in a newly design housing.
  • 2007 - The "Herkules" sauna heater study project with its 120 kgs capacity for sauna stones is one of the trade fair attractions. This prototype's reduced and plain stylistic elements reflect a unique combination of steel, stone and water.
  • 2008 - The presentation of the Herkules XL heater study unleashed an overwhelming demand which caused us to opt for designing a high-quality range of sauna products without further ado.
  • 2009 – The Emolux LED coloured light system now fit for sauna use.
  • 2010 – New EmoTouch II replaces the previous EmoTouch generation of touch-screen control units.
  • 2011 – EOS transferred to Paragon Partners and renamed from EOS-Werke Günther to EOS Saunatechnik GmbH - its new name thus reflecting the company's core competence. Infratec Premium and Filius  introduced as new products.
  • 2012 – At the Interbad trade fair, EOS presents its new range of Mythos sauna heaters and the latest generation of Emotec control units.
  • 2013 – EOS privately owned again: Michael Meis and Rainer Kunz, the two General Managers, each acquire a 50% share in EOS and EOS moves its administration from Mademühlen to Driedorf.
  • 2014 - Mythos wins the 2014 iF Design Award, one of the most coveted design awards in the world.

EOS' vision

Today, we are entirely dedicated to meeting our customers' expectations and needs. Focussing on the growing health and wellness markets is our key to success. Perfect quality and the "Made in Germany" logo stress our own claim for you to verify at any time. All our personnel are heading for continuous further improvement in an effort to superbly accomplish our challenging future tasks. Walk with us - we appreciate a long-lasting relationship!