Since the founding of our company 140 years ago the market place around the world has transformed itself multiple times. Today we are dealing in a global economic environment which is closely connected and interrelated as well as challenging. We constantly build new alliances around the world by applying our values and high standards in the conduct within our expanding network of suppliers and customers; our loyalty to these relationships has benefited all involved. We carefully guard our basic policies and do not issue documents representing a LOI or ICPO and we also do not issue transferable payment instruments. Intermediaries who represent potential suppliers and or end-user are welcome and we support their efforts as long as their conduct is transparent and according to our values.