1951 - 1989
The third generation
Brothers Eugenio and Alberto Erhardt joined the business in September 1946. Following the death of their father Eugenio Erhardt Lingenbrink in 1951, the third generation took up the reins of the business and Eugenio Erhardt Hormaeche was appointed as its managing director. In the years that followed Eugenio and his brother Alberto led the expansion of the company. Subsidiary companies were incorporated all over Spain, including shipping companies Tráficos Navieros and Naviera Eco, the stevedoring firm Carmesa, the Ercos insurance company, the industrial firms Mecánica de La Peña, Itasa, Erpo, Mecaner, Tamese, Talleres Moreda, Talleres Serantes and others, the engineering firms Sener, Remasa, Indesa and the construction firm Inducosa, among others.