Metz, one of the German electronic industry’s longest established companies, has asserted its position in the market successfully and independently for over 75 years. An amazing success story during a period when numerous well-known manufacturers had to concede to difficult market conditions and suspend business activity.
In 1938 Metz began producing electronic equipment. During subsequent years Paul Metz led his company to a position of global importance. The company currently focuses on three business areas: entertainment electronics, photo electronics and plastics technology. Numerous innovations shape both the past and present and create promising potential for the future. To the present day, this has united the company’s development and produc-tion, which is still owner-led and based in Germany, guaranteeing a con-sistently high standard of quality “Made in Germany”.
Look back to the future
Metz was founded back in 1938. From this moment on, Paul Metz managed his company with untiring effort, always introducing new ideas to steadily grow the business. As early as 1947 he began producing radio sets and in the following years expanded to other business areas. To this day Metz stands its ground successfully in the entertainment electronics, photo electronics and plastics technology sectors.
In 1993 Paul Metz died at the age of 82. Since then, his wife Helene Metz has continued with the company’s success story undeterred.
Entrepreneurial spirit combined with responsibility and commitment to employees and society certainly characterise her management style; innovative ideas and excellent quality are the basis for the positive evolution of a company. “My husband and I have always invested in the company and promoted its continued development. Independence was important to us. At the same time, we always placed great importance on excellently trained, highly motivated employees. And nothing will change these values in the future.” Although for once, Helene Metz’s birthday did not fall within the IFA event period in the anniversary year of 2013, the 89 year old proprietress made one thing clear at the press conference: “The next anniversary will be our 100th birthday”, she said at the IFA press conference on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Metz.