1974 - 2002
1974
The complex restructuring of the casting shop in 1974 was followed by the subsequent investment in automation.

1977
The completion of the "Eisenhütte Ortrand reconstruction" in 1977 was followed by renewal of the dedusting plants in the foundry, and the fettling shop. At the same time the whole site was integrated in the district heating system, converter station and adapted to the network.

1980-1981
In 1980-81 Eisenhütte Ortrand supplied carburising ovens, oven castings and chimney dampers to the Federal Republic of Germany and to Denmark.

03.06.1981
The 300 000th ton of stove casting since 1945 was cast on June 3, 1981.

1984
To substitute solid imported fuels, the "coke, gas, cupola" project was started onSeptember15, and completed by 31.10.1984
230 riggers, mechanics and labourers from 21 companies were engaged on the project. Helicopters helped dismantle the old melting furnaces and install the new ones.

1987
Eisenhütte Ortrand (EHO) started its centenary celebrations in 1987 with a festive event, followed by a special reception.
The EHO water supply reconstruction" project was given special pride of place.

1988
The "moulding shop reconstruction" project took place and was completed between September 01, and October 31, 1988. IT contributed to the further automation of the moulding plant by further use of computer controls.

09.11.1989
On November 9, 1989 the Iron Curtain disappears with the fall of the Berlin Wall.

1989 / 1990
Eisenhütte Ortrand with 500 employees was one of the monopolists of the planned economy, the largest company in the Ortrand region and extensively modernised shortly before the political about face in 1989/90.

10.02.1990
FromFebruary 10, 1990 on, Eisenhütte Ortrand, flew a white and green flag instead of the GDR emblem. Only black red and gold waved from the Company's own railway station crane.

02.05.1990
The former BSG "Stahl" Ortrand became the sports club "Eintracht Ortrand" on May 2, 1990.

03.10.1990
The GDR ceased to exist after joining the FRG Constitution. Eisenhütte Ortrand GmbH now hoped for wider horizon as the only manufacturer of tiled stove air heating in the new federal states.

01.04.1992
On April 1, 1992, two investors from South Germany, Alfred Rosai and Ulrich Brunner, bought Eisenhütte Ortrand traditional foundry from the Treuhand Agency dealing with the privatisation of formerly GDR State owned property. After two years of difficult negotiations, the former GDR market leader foundry was now to become a powerful subsidiary for German and European partner companies.

1993
Building work to modernise the now Ortrander Eisenhütte GmbH had already begun in 1993.

1994-1995
Important restructuring took place in 1994 and 1995 which were only fully completed after the millennium.

04.11.1995
The Prime Minister of the state of Brandenburg visited Ortrander Eisenhütte GmbH on the 4th ofNovember 1995. The commissioning of the new warehouse on July 17, 1998 also heralded extensive construction work to modernise and expand the foundry.

19.08.1999
August 19, 1999 was the start signal for the further expansion of the Ortrander Eisenhütte to an even more competitive production facility for the future.

2001-2002
By 2001 33,000,000 EURO had been invested in the site and by 2002 the production and turnover was almost doubled.