B&R company founder Erwin Bernecker died suddenly and unexpectedly on March 30, 2019. The industrial electronics company B&R was founded in Eggelsberg in 1979 by Erwin Bernecker and Josef Rainer. Erwin Bernecker was an active member of the management board until the company was sold to the ABB Group. A native of the Austrian Innviertel region, he supported B&R’s integration into the ABB Group’s business processes as a consultant until the very end. Erwin Bernecker demonstrated great entrepreneurial skill, tremendous courage and incredible dedication over all these years.
Friends since their school days, B&R founders Erwin Bernecker and Josef Rainer gradually built up an international company based around their shared idea. As a result, B&R can now look back on 40 successful years. Erwin Bernecker’s professional and human qualities were always highly appreciated by customers, business partners and staff.
“Erwin Bernecker was an indispensable pillar of the company until the end. We pay deep respect to his life’s work,” says B&R Managing Director Hans Wimmer. Erwin Bernecker’s spirit will forever be a guiding force for the company, and his memory will always be cherished. “Our deepest sympathy goes to the family, especially to his wife and children,” says Wimmer.