Tilo Eichinger has been the owner of eibe Play since 2005 - completing the extraordinary family succession tradition, whereby company ownership is passed from generation to generation. eibe has now been owner-managed since 1438, covering EIGHT centuries. Today, eibe is established as one of the leading manufacturers of playground equipment, with approximately 250 employees take care of the development, production and sales of eibe’s high-quality products.
Active as chairman of the BSFH (German Federal Association of the Manufacturers of Play Equipment and Recreational Centres, e.V.), Tilo Eichinger has received prestigious awards on two separate occasions - The “Entrepreneur of the Year, 2009” as well as the “Grand Prize of the Medium-sized Businesses – Finalist 2009”.
eibe was first mentioned in the church records of the town of Röttingen in the fifteenth century; and The Hartmut Eichinger Company stems from this original carpentry business. It was in 1975 that the name was officially changed to eibe.
Since 1971, eibe products have consistently received nationally and internationally recognised prizes such as the "Worlddidac", the "Die gute Industrieform” award, as well as the German Federal award “Gute Form”.