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Obrist GmbH – Tradition with a future

An ever-growing family-run business

In 1977, Albert Obrist’s dream came true. He established Obrist, a small electrical installation company with a staff of three. Year after year, he and his team worked tirelessly to offer their customers tailor-made solutions, with the help of Theresia Waldboth, his wife, and his son Günther. The results of their efforts are there for everyone to see: today, Obrist employs a team of more than 100 motivated specialists, offering a comprehensive range of services in the field of electrical installations.

Milestones on our road to success

1977

The company is founded by Albert Obrist

1980

Specialisation in industrial buildings and public tenders

1982

Theresia Waldboth joins the company

1985

Establishment of Electro Obrist OHG (partnership)

1989

Installation of waste water treatment plants by EI&C engineering

1992

Areas of specialism expand to include stage multimedia solutions

1998

The company obtains ISO and SOA certifications

2000

Conversion of the OHG into a GmbH (limited liability company)
ARA Dornbirn and ARA Bregenz – Expansion into the Austrian market

2001

First EIB/KNX control panels
First structured fibre optic cabling

2003

Installation of snowmaking facilities by the Steinach cable cars

2004

First cogeneration plant: district heating plant in Velturno/Feldthurns

2006

First photovoltaic system

2007

Günther Obrist joins the executive board

2008

Change of company name from Electro Obrist to Obrist GmbH
Ora/Auer bypass: construction of the tunnel’s technical equipment starts

2009

First photovoltaic system in the megawatt range

2010

Sales are up 370% over the previous year with a turnover of 33 million euros

2012

Harbauer Electrotechnics GmbH, based in Zirl (Austria) is merged into the Obrist Group

2014

Competence is developed in the field of fibre optic cabling for municipalities

2015

Purchase of the first electric company car, a BMW i3

2016

Acquisition of Faller Klaus – pneumatic tube transport and lighting systems

2017

The company obtains ISO 9001, ISO OHSAS 18001, ISO Environmental Management System 14001 and ANKÖ certifications
First wind farm in Apulia consisting of 5 wind turbines

2018

Acquisition of the operations branch of Elektro Ebner Ignaz GmbH, a company with a workforce of 30 (as of 01.01.2018) based in Appiano/Eppan, South Tyrol