E.ON was formed in June 2000 from the merger of two of Germany’s largest industrial groups VEBA and VIAG each with an impressive history in its own right.
Both companies were founded in the 1920s to serve as holding companies for state-owned industrial enterprises. Privatised in the 1960s and 1980s, the two corporations were successful and were listed on the DAX (Germany’s stock index of its top 30 blue chips). With our clear focus on the energy business , E.ON is now one of the world's largest privately-owned energy groups. Through implementing its new strategy, E.ON will in future be focussing entirely on renewables, energy networks and customer solutions and, consequently, the building blocks of the new energy world.
Get a brief overview and follow the group’s development from the outset to the present day. Re-live a part of European economic history.