9 Success often begins with a good story It started with a simple steel forging operation. Simplicity in volume. Each banister or railing was manufactured with the greatest precision and professionalism as single piece orders, meaning that each piece was made uniquely to suit the individual customer’s needs. Delivered when promised, regardless of the day of the week, and with almost a lifetime guarantee. Erik Andersson kept his promises. And he created a corporate culture that 60 years later remains thoroughly ingrained at EAB. A family business From the beginning, EAB has been a family business where the entire family is engaged in different ways. The same year that EAB started, 1957, Erik and Alice got their first son Sven-Gunnar. The second son, Per-Åke, was born in 1960 and in 1963 the daughter, Catrine, was born.