History

We have a proud and distinguished heritage of talent, skills and experience that allows us to differentiate ourselves from the competition and exceed customer expectations.

Founded in the modest confines of an old horse stable in downtown St. Louis, Willis Ehrhardt established the company more than 80 years ago with the vision of being the first precision tool shop west of the Mississippi River.  That same progressive thinking lead the business to become a founding member of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) of which it has remained for over 70 years.  From 1937 to 1970, Ehrhardt built a reputation as a premium tool & die house renowned for quality & performance. 

Recognizing the need for continued growth & investment, Ehrhardt sold the business in 1970 to Alco Industries.  Over the next 44 years, the company flourished expanding beyond its core base of tooling to the manufacture of nuclear components and other high accuracy component parts. It was also during this period the organization expanded into the new and burgeoning automation space incorporating controls engineering into an already strong mechanical team.  Successes followed from the supply of single work stations to complete process lines to the likes of Fortune 50 producers in various markets including HVAC, appliance and industrial.

In 2014 Ehrhardt was acquired by Dunes Point Capital poising it for continuous growth by remaining on the leading edge of technology needed to meet industry demands for automation & special machines, fully integrated solutions, dependable tooling and precision manufacturing long into the future.  Through it all, one thing has remained constant, our continuous focus to improve.  Providing premium quality, competitive pricing, superior delivery and assured sustainability supports this effort.  At Ehrhardt Engineered Solutions, our traditions are truly a commitment to excellence.

ehrhardt engineered solutions history
ehrhardt engineered solutions history