The history of EJOT goes back to the early twentieth century.

The EJOT Group is on a global growth path, combined with intensive construction activity characterised by the creation of modern industrial architecture. The most important projects in 2013 are the inauguration of a new production hall in Taicang / China, the construction of the logistics centre and production hall 4.0 with a learning workshop in Bad Berleburg and the opening of the Tech Centres in Detroit / USA and Tokyo / Japan. As a founding member and co-shareholder, EJOT is involved in the Automotive Center South Westphalia (acs) in Attendorn, a platform for research and development work and knowledge transfer between car manufacturers, suppliers and university institutes in South Westphalia. EJOT is part of the innovation elite, the "TOP 100" of German medium-sized businesses, and was awarded in 2016 as part of the German Mittelstands-Summit. With the death of Hans Werner Kocherscheidt in April 2017, EJOT loses its founder, who has shaped the EJOT Group with its worldwide 3,300 employees and a turnover of over 500 million euros with a maximum of personal commitment and entrepreneurial vision.
In 1984, the EJOT logo is introduced for all previously existing company names. In the same year, EJOT Baubefestigungen GmbH is founded with headquarters in Bad Laasphe. EJOT expands in Europe with first sales offices in the UK, Norway and France. This strategy is continued up to the founding of own production companies. The EJOT Group is also expanding in Germany, opening a second production site in Bad Laasphe. In 1993, EJOT takes over the Tambach screw factory in Thuringia, making it one of the largest manufacturers of small screws in Europe. Certifications according to DIN ISO 9001 and DIN EN ISO 14001 document the high quality standard at EJOT. At the Bad Berleburg location, the production is also expanded with the commissioning of a new production hall.
In the year 2000 the reorganisation of the group structure takes place, with the connection of the companies to the EJOT Holding GmbH & Co. KG and the establishment of an advisory board for the holding company. In the course of further international growth in Europe, America and Asia, the first Asian production facility EJOT Fastening Systems was founded in Taicang in China and the joint venture EJOTATF in Mexico. The new logistics centre of the Building Fasteners division is put into operation in Bad Laasphe. As a family-owned business, reconciling work and family life at EJOT is a major concern. The certificate "audit berufundfamilie" was awarded in 2011.
In 1922, Adolf Böhl founded the company of the same name in the small village Berghausen near Bad Berleburg, in the district of Siegen-Wittgenstein. After the death of Adolf Böhl in 1960, his nephew Hans Werner Kocherscheidt took over the business. 1965 the screw factory Eberhard Jaeger in the neighbouring Laasphe was purchased. The new strategy of diversification was continued in the 1970s with the start of plastics production. In addition to injection-molded parts, high-quality fastening elements in the combination of plastic / metal are also produced. Towards the end of the 1970s, this product range was expanded to include elements for fixing insulating elements for thermal insulation in house construction. In this sector, EJOT developed into the market leader and covers about 80 percent of the demand in Germany. One of the key technical innovations EJOT made in the late 1970s was the invention of the PT® screw, a self-tapping screw for thermoplastics that has become a market-leading product.