Company History

Over a century of experience in sealing technology

The EagleBurgmann group of companies was formed in 2004 from the alliance between Burgmann Industries and Eagle Industry.


Eagle Industry has its roots in the Mechanical Seal Division of Japan’s NOK Corporation. 1964 “Nippon Sealol Co., Ltd.” comes into being as joint venture between NOK’s Mechanical Seal Division and an American seal producer. 1978 sees the name changed to Eagle Industry Co., Ltd. The US company later opts out of the joint venture. Subsidiaries are subsequently set up in Asia and Australia. 1989 Founding of Eagle Machine Works Co., Ltd. for the production of mechanical seals in in Niigata/Japan. 1993 Comprised of eight companies, Eagle Techno East Japan Co., Ltd. is formed with the objective of optimizing customer service.  


EagleBurgmann1884 Feodor Burgmann founds a company in Dresden, Germany to supply “technical articles”. The company founder invents the machine-braided self-lubricating stuffing box packing. This pioneering achievement is to have a major influence on the development of sealing technology. Other domestic and foreign offices and production plants are established in subsequent years. 1945 New start as Feodor Burgmann Jr. sets up business in Seeleiten on Lake Starnberg in Bavaria. 1951 Company headquarters relocated to Wolfratshausen. 1962 The company begins to develop and manufacture mechanical seals. 1965 Expansion joints are added to the product portfolio. In 1978 the company starts out on a path of major international expansion and continuous building of global market presence to over 50 subsidiaries and joint ventures. The Scandinavian KE Group is taken over in 1993, followed in 1998 by the acquisition of the BT Group in Italy and Gustav Espey GmbH in Duisburg/Germany.  


2005 sees EagleBurgmann purchase Elof Hansson Industrikomponenter AB of Sweden. Further subsidiaries are founded in Saudi-Arabia and Russia. Eagle takes over Eagle-Poonawalla on a 100-percent basis and transforms it into ESSIL (Eagle Seal & Systems India Ltd.). In 2008 the activities of ESSIL and Burgmann India are merged to form new company EagleBurgmann India. In 2009 KE-Burgmann Denmark – expansion-joint specialist and subsidiary of EagleBurgmann – takes over American company EJS Ltd. California.  


EagleBurgmann is a member company of Germany’s Freudenberg Group and Japan’s NOK Group.