The Wanzl family of founders itself, which has been moulding the company over the course of generations, also writes a piece of living company history for the Miller family. Father (Xaver, 78), son (Xaver junior, 52), and grandson (Christian, 26); this family from Kirchheim were born into different times and circumstances, but have one thing in common: How did this happen? Happy accidents, sticking together, and Wanzl as a guarantee of a safe workplace – all of these elements play a role. On April 19, 1960, the senior of the family started working in the former “cheese kitchen” of a dairy in Kirchheim,
Xaver senior and junior tell of how it was not unusual for Rudolf Wanzl to appear in the workshop with a new material: “I’ve had an idea...!”This spirit of innovation and the challenges associated with it were key drivers to Xaver Miller junior joining the company in 1979 and having stayed true to it to the present day. He now enjoys a role as Head of Department. As Wanzl has always been associated with providing safe jobs, he was delighted when his son Christian started his professional life at Wanzl in 2007. And Christian is now just as well qualified as his father.