1948 The couple Herbert and Dr. Maria Tillwich found their company Herbert Tillwich in Berlin Spandau. They produce the first synthetic watch and clock oils. The brand Etsyntha was born.
1952 The company moves to Sindelfingen near Stuttgart.
1961 New company building with research laboratory and production facilities in Horb-Ahldorf.
1974 Werner Stehr joins the company of his parents-in-law Dr. Maria und Herbert Tillwich. He develops first tribological model test systems for precision machinery and horology. With the means of tribological simulation special plastic oils and plastic greases were developed for the lubrication of plastic bearings and plastic gears.
1978 After the death of Herbert Tillwich, Werner Stehr becomes Managing Director of Dr. Tillwich GmbH together with Dr. Maria Tillwich.
1982 Foundation of Etsyntha of America in Los Angeles. Worldwide expansion of sales activities.
1984 Susanne Beyer begins her training for chemical laboratory assistant with Dr. Maria Tillwich.
1986 Dr. Maria Tillwich leaves the company and retires.
1994 Extension of the company building through several warehouses, laboratories and a workshop.
1995 The German Society for Tribology (Gesellschaft für Tribologie e.V. – GfT) donates the Georg Vogelpohl decoration to Dr. Maria Tillwich for her services as a scientist and entrepreneur. She is the first and up to now only woman, who received this decoration.
2006 The German Society for Tribology (Gesellschaft für Tribologie e.V. – GfT) donates the Georg Vogelpohl decoration to Werner Stehr.
2008 Susanne Beyer-Faiß becomes authorized representative and member of the management
2011 Susanne Beyer-Faiß becomes the sole Managing Director. Werner Stehr remains the sole Shareholder.
2014 The Foundation for German Science (Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft) biennally awards excellent joint research projects in applied science. This year Susanne Beyer-Faiß and Werner Stehr received this award for outstanding achievements together with their project partners. The expert-team developed a liquid crystal based lubricant, which enables a nearly frictionless application in small gears.
2016 Beyer-Faiß Management-Holding GmbH acquires 100% of shares of Dr. Tillwich GmbH. Werner Stehr continues to be associated with the company as a cooperation partner and expert in applied tribology.