On Friday 26 August, in glorious sunshine, Schmersal Böhnke + Partner celebrated the official opening of its new production and administration building in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, and also the company’s 25th anniversary. Many customers, business partners and employees toasted the celebrations with a cold drink on a hot summer’s day. Philip Schmersal, Shareholder and Managing Director, and Dr Andreas Hunscher, Managing Director, both spoke about the successful development of the company, which has been shaped by steady growth in turnover and employee numbers. Dr Peter Baeumle-Courth, acting mayor of Bergisch Gladbach, passed on congratulations from the town. The guests used the opportunity of guided tours through the building to give them an insight into the new premises. It was evident that the new building offers plenty of space for further expansion of business activities, as the plan is to move onwards and upwards with Schmersal Böhnke + Partner.