When the optics company, Carl Zeiss, discussed outsourcing the “signage” activity, I, Matthias Wetzel, seized the opportunity and founded Matthias Wetzel INDUSTRIEBESCHRIFTUNGEN GmbH in 1999 in the form of a management buy-out. This enabled me to realise my vision of an efficient signage centre. What began with four employees has now grown to become a team of almost 40 staff. To ensure that we continue to work with specialist professionals in the future, we have provided in-house training since 2004. With the marking and varnishing of high-quality industrial products in the fields of appliance engineering, optical precision appliance engineering, systems and mechanical engineering and electronics and precision tools, our company has developed into an acknowledged surface treatment centre.