The EBID is an initiative of the CAS Group. Via Unternehmensverzeichnis.org they provide a free directory of German and Austrian companies and production facilities. "The Unternehmensverzeichnis provides you with all the very latest company information. This information helps to make cooperation with potential business partners much easier." 
German and Austrian companies can apply at Unternehmensverzeichnis.org to have their company issued an EBID, listed and to manage their listing .
Once issued an EBID number is not re-used .