The company’s founder, Viktor Hegedüs, was born into a family of shopkeepers in Wehingen in the state of Baden-Württemberg. However, instead of taking over the family business as planned, he spent his younger years completing an apprenticeship at a relay manufacturer. The technology and systems he encountered and explored there fascinated him and left a lasting impression. After completing his vocational training, he took a position in a company producing stainless steel nuts and soon realised that his numerous innovative ideas needed an environment of their own.
In 1980, at the age of 25, Viktor Hegedüs founded his own company. His new company started off life producing sleeves and thin nuts for proximity switches. At the same time, he was always on the lookout for niche markets and was one of the first in the region to focus his efforts on titanium.
The young company with its ultimate precision in production technology, smart innovations and practical solutions soon came to the attention of the jewellery and medical technology industries.