Stiebel Eltron was founded in 1924 by Dr. Theodor Stiebel in Berlin, Germany. Initially the company concentrated on the manufacture of electric water heaters for the German market. In the decades that followed, Stiebel Eltron branched out into additional products and the additional markets grew steadily. One of these additional markets was that of America. Stielbel Eltron entered business in the American market in 1980. Today, Stiebel Eltron is the largest manufacturer of water heaters in Germany and the company is known for its high quality, well engineered products. Their primary focus in product development has been on products that use less energy, were much safer, and that give the consumers higher levels of comfort. Stiebel Eltron is regarded as a very successful company in the environmental control and system engineering sectors of the building industry. Stiebel Eltron manufacturers electric tankless water heaters, thermal solar products, automatic hand dryers, space heaters and wall heaters.