40 years ago, no-one could anticipate the great success story that this small business, set up in Lauenförde on the River Weser, would one day write. The company founder, Georg F. Hesselbach, was originally simply reacting to what he himself experienced as a weakness in the market for insulating glass. When he set about building his own private house in Lauenförde in 1969, he was frustrated to find that insulating glass was considered such a precious commodity that it was not readily available whenever and wherever one needed.
Hesselbach decided to satisfy the demand for insulating glass with a more efficient supply system. He planned, with the foundation of an insulating glass works in Lauenförde in 1971, to make this product more readily available for all purchasers at very short notice. Hesselbach also recognized that there would, in the wake of the public's growing awareness regarding the need to save energy, be a further increase in demand for insulating glass due to its environmentally friendly energy-saving properties.