Over the course of decades, Rudolf Wanzl proved definitively that he was a foresighted entrepreneur. His motto was: “We invest everything we earn into the ground, rock and earth.”Following this principle, the first ground-breaking ceremony for Plant IV took place three months before the fall of the Wall in July 1989, and represented a major project with tremendous scope. Rudolf Wanzl’s good fortune continued to hold: in October 1990, simultaneously with German reunification, the plant was opened with a new shipping department and expanded production areas.
Finally, the people of East Germany were given everything that had long since been standard in the West. At Wanzl, it was “all hands on deck” to ensure prompt delivery.Sundays became workdays, and administrative employees became industrious production assistants. Some field sales employees had to spend a Sunday working at the conveyor belt to “atone” for orders they successfully signed. However, no-one worked harder than the family of entrepreneurs itself – everyone mucked in!