In November 1972 Dr.-Ing. Rainer Born founded the office for Process Engineering in Achim near Bremen.

Dr.-Ing. Gerrit Ermel joined the engineering firm as shareholder. The company since then operates under the name „Dr. Born – Dr. Ermel GmbH, Ingenieurbüro für Verfahrenstechnik”.

A new company for electrical engineering was established. Today this is an integrated part of Dr. Born - Dr. Ermel GmbH as “Business Area E”.

As an independent company IPU in Freital/Dresden (now called office IPU-Dresden) coordinates the activities of the engineering group in the eastern regions of Germany and the neighboring countries.

The main office building at Finienweg 7 was substantially expanded.

From 1993 to 1996 the company belonged to the American company “Rust International”.

The regional presence in the Rhine-Main area was achieved by the opening of the office in Mörfelden/Walldorf. Today the regional office is located in Frankfurt/Lyoner Stern.

The company shareholders are leading the company independently and without any involvement of third parties since 1997.

Opening of the office in Hong Kong.

Opening of the office in Munich.

Acquisition of the company of Dipl.-Ing. Bultmann Dr.-Ing. Schlichting GmbH, today the regional office East Friesland in Aurich.

The company was internally restructured with the establishment of the “BE-Joint Stock Company”. This company holds 35% of the capital stock of the GmbH. Shareholders are exclusively CEOs and authorized representatives of the Dr. Born - Dr. Ermel GmbH. The remaining share capital is as previously held by family Ermel.

CEO Dr. Gerrit Ermel retires after 33 years in the company. His duties are continued by the well-known board of managing directors. Dr. Ermel remains shareholder and chairman of the supervisory board of the corporation.

Dipl.-Ing. Jörn Ermel has been working for several years as an authorized representative in the company and in 2018 has taken on additional responsibilities as managing director and speaker for the management.

On July 1st, 2018, Dipl.-Ing. Heiko Peters, longtime employee of Dr. Born - Dr. Ermel GmbH, took over the management of the Business Area Plant Engineering, succeeding our managing director Holger Schröder, who has withdrawn from the management after 38 years of working for the company.
Opening of the office in Essen.
On September 1st, 2021, M. Sc. Dipl.-Ing. Florian Herbert, our long-standing office manager of the Rhine/Main office in Frankfurt, took over the management of the Construction/Infrastructure Business Area, succeeding our managing director Hans-Dieter Matthias, who has withdrawn from the management after almost 32 years of working for
Dr. Born – Dr. Ermel GmbH.
2022 - Jubilee year
Born - Ermel Ingenieure is celebrating a milestone birthday this year and can look back on 50 years of successful company history.
On July 1, 2022, our long-standing managing director Dr. Michael Werner retired. Florian Herbert is and will remain Managing Director of our Construction/Infrastructure business unit.