In 1900 Alexander Bürkle founded his wholesale electrotechnical company, marking the dawning of a new era. The product line is easily manageable, and light bulbs, phonographs, radios and telephones had not yet been invented. The sweeping technical innovation drive in the empire made the constant growth rate of the company possible.
Albert Fischer is the son in law of Alexander Bürkle and in 1930, together with Paul Ege Senior, becomes the managing director. During his time the first subsidiary is founded and the current headquarters is built. It is already apparent that Alexander Bürkle will also expand beyond the national borders.
Paul Ege sen.
Paul Ege Senior was the first trainee of the Alexander Bürkle company. It is the time after the great global depression, and the disruptions of the stock market crash are felt around the world. Entrepreneurial foresight and tenacity are the hallmarks of this period. Until his death in 1951, together with Albert Fischer he concentrates on expanding the company.
In 1951 the grandson of the company founded becomes the managing partner. The economic wonder dawns and allows a new period of growth. The founding of a marketing cooperation and the acquisition of other companies lay the groundwork for the future course of the company. When Alexander Fischer retires, Andreas and Martin Ege acquire his shares in the company.
With Paul Ege Junior and the IDEE cooperation, the importance of thinking at the European level increases. Already at the beginning of globalization a holding is founded that later becomes the parent company of the Alexander Bürkle Group. One year after the opening of the first Electrocity - a new concept for goods pickup. Paul Ege Junior leaves the company management and the executive management of Alexander Bürkle passes to his sons, Martin and Andreas.