A Celebrated History

  • Original company founded by General Electric as it's Irish subsidiary.
1963
  • Management Buyout (MBO) sees formation of Ei Electronics and launch of "Ei Home" brand.
1988
  • Aico appointed as UK distributor.
1990
  • Strong growth in regulation driven UK market.
  • Business in Australasia established.
1993
  • Kaizen lean manufacturing processes introduced.
1996
  • Global sales exceed €25 million.

  • Launch of Easi-Fit range.
1999
  • Aico acquired and becomes wholly owned UK subsidiary.
  • A fledgling German sales entity is established in Düsseldorf.
2004
  • Global Sales exceed €50 million.

  • On going expansion of European sales.
2008
  • German Sales growth following rollout of regulation change state by state.
  • Expansion of sales to Scandinavia and Middle East & Africa.
2010
  • Global sales exceed €100 million.

  • Sales to Central and Eastern European markets grow strongly.
  • 50 year anniversary of original General Electric foundation.
  • 25 year anniversary of Ei Company foundation.
2013
  • USA subsidiary established to develop a footprint in that territory.
  • Ei France and Ei Poland established.
  • Expansion of Shannon campus to 23,000m.
  • Sales to over 30 countries worldwide.
2015
  • Global Sales reach €200 million.

  • Expansion of sales to South East Asian markets.
  • Centre of Excellence opened on the Ei Campus in Shannon.
2018
  • Double digit growth as Global Sales reach €236 million

  • Employment of reaches over 800 worldwide
  • UK Subsidiary Aico opens new State-of-the-Art Eco Friendly Campus
  • Shannon Extension Plans Approved
2019