1993 – Engines ON
Two former university assistants, Serge Bassem and Pierre Crokaert, launch a company from scratch as an electronics and industrial engineering company. The projects acquired in the early days already address infrastructure applications (at that time railway and road infrastructure) and the food and drug industry. The projects involve several areas of expertise, including microprocessor-based custom hardware development and system integration using industrial automation building blocks.
2001 – Launch of eWON product range
Building on its industrial experience and electronics knowledge, the company launches the eWON 4000, an innovative PLC remote access gateway based on Internet communication.
2003 – eWON wins Innovation award for technology
At the Automation Fair in Paris, the company receives the Innovation award for its eWON product line.
2006 – Launch of Talk2M
To resolve the problem of secure Internet connection set-up, Talk2M, a web-based remote access platform, is launched successfully in 2006. Talk2M provides secure remote access to machines anytime and anywhere by a single click on an Internet interface while enabling simple configuration schemes for IT novices.
2009 – Innovation award for Talk2M
The Walloon Region Innovation Prize 2009 is awarded to eWON for Talk2M, a new, smart Web-based method for remote access to machines.
2010 – The US market & a lot of awards
The US market is the next step in the company’s international growth strategy. In September 2010, eWON opens a US subsidiary under the name eWON Inc. in Pittsburgh, PA.
So, it sounds about right to receive the "Wallonia Export Award 2010" given by the AWEX which rewards Belgian companies particularly dynamic in foreign countries.
Talk2M and the eWON products also received the "Best Innovative Product in Wireless" award. The technical committee who reviewed the eWON solution outlined the broad flexibility and interoperability of eWON routers.
2010, year of the awards! eWON got a third award for the innovative solutions given by Trends during its Business Tour 2010.
2012 – Talk2M, Product of the Year & Cosy’s birth
To cope with its growth, new resources have continually been implemented. From a solution based on a single server, Talk2M has evolved towards a scalable multiple-server architecture able to handle thousands of secure connections simultaneously. Talk2M is awarded Product of the Year 2012 by the reputed Control Engineering Magazine.
Start of 2012 sees also the launch of the eWON Cosy for PLC remote access. This new product combined with Talk2M is designed to replace old modem-based connections and take advantage of the customer’s existing network.
End of 2012 sees the launch of the eFive, a firewall and VPN appliance for connecting remote sites permanently.
2013 – Hello Asia! Hello Flexy!
eWON continued to apply its international growth strategy and expanded its network to Asia, with the opening of a subsidiary in Japan. Within the same year, Talk2M was awarded "Product of the Year" again while the company released a world premiere: the first modular industrial router with expansion board, the eWON Flexy.
2014 - New Cosy 131 & a new browser-based mobile access
A brand new model for our best seller! The eWON Cosy has become easier than easy and offers many possibilities to connect, including USB.
The year 2014 also saw the release of M2Web, a new service of Talk2M providing an innovative way to access remote devices from any web browser on any device.
2015 - Named Industry's #1 for Remote Machine Access
Amazing! The readers of Control Design elected eWON has Industry's Leading Remote Machine Access Provider. A major milestone for our team. It is a fantastic result of innovation and custormer focus!
2016 - Together with HMS and Industry's #1 again!
The year 2016 started marvelously! HMS Industrial Networks AB signed an agreement to acquire eWON SA: the two companies goes together to increase Industrial IoT leadership.
Another wonderful moment was when eWON confirmed its #1 position as Remote Access Provider! Indeed, the readers of Control Design named us their first choice in the Remote Machine Access category for the 2 year in a row!