Our group of companies is for four generations supported by the Biberach entrepreneur family Handtmann. It brings together more than 140 years of tradition with modern management. Here, technical orientation complete with business requirements and responsibility towards man and society into an inseparable whole. These aspects are an integral part of our corporate culture that is lived visible. It expresses itself in high technology, innovation and the long-term strategic thinking of a family business, where the focus is on people. Up to the present time is Arthur Handtmann, who took over the company in 1946 with 20 employees and built a powerful group in his capacity as Chairman of Advisory Board of this philosophy. Representing the fourth generation Thomas Handtmann took over responsibility in 1998 and designed in the same spirit in the future. At this time, the company had 1,500 employees. The members of the fifth generation, a total of 17 people are currently being prepared to take responsibility in the premises of the group of companies with interest and aptitude can. Fundamentals for an authorization for this purpose are summarized in a family charter. In a decentralized organization, autonomous management structures are in six business units established. At the head of the group of companies with a holding council acts as management, financing and private equity firm. In 2014, a turnover of approximately EUR 650 million was generated with around 3,200 employees. For the coming years is expected to increase in sales and, consequently, a continuation of growth.