These are wonderful times for young businesses, thanks above all to the willingness of investors to take risks and provide cash funding. Of course, its anyones guess which start-ups will flicker briefly and then die and which will make it to the finish line. In our own case, weve been around for quite a while now. Weve had our own share of troubles and disappointments, but we never lost hope that better times were just around the corner. And indeed, those better times came along and opened up new horizons. We now make our products very successfully in Portugal and are continuing to expand. True to our roots, how-
ever, the companys head office is still very close to our original
factory. We remain “Bergische”, but with a global outlook.