However, quite different historical challenges have also shaped the character of our family company. The great Hamburg flood of 1962 flooded the entire company premises on the Wilhelmsburg Elbe island and brought production to a standstill overnight. With unbridled flexibility, the entire crew made the factory buildings functional again within days, thus ensuring the supply of our customers. Today, only a flood mark reminds us of these stormy times. Principles shown during the 1962 flood such as speed, flexibility and determination are universal throughout the company even today.
Today, Mankiewicz has been firmly anchored in the world of coatings for over 125 years. In its ultra-modern laboratories, technical centers and production lines, high-tech coating systems are created all over the world. We can be found on the blades of wind turbines and in the compartments of high-speed trains. We make aircraft components last longer and set trends for the car interiors of tomorrow. Day in and day out, our research is aimed at using paint to make surfaces more functional, valuable and durable.
We would like to thank our customers, partners and the entire Mankiewicz family for not only sharing in our history, but also shaping our future together. We are spread across the globe, but we are closely connected in our common thinking and acting.