Unfortunately we were initially unable to find any official internal documents confirming the date of our company's foundation, and instead had to depend on the reliable accounts of former employees and our former owner, Karl Arnold. However, evidence has now been found at the city archives in Ravensburg that confirms 1919 as our founding year. We would like to use the occasion of our 100th anniversary as an opportunity to thank all of our current and former employees. Long service has always been a hallmark of our company. Even in these times of rapid change, most of our employees have been with us for over 10 years. This wealth of experience and the flexibility of our employees has enabled us to compete successfully against mostly larger competitors, and thus now to celebrate our 100th anniversary.