Medium-sized, family-owned companies like Findeis GmbH in Kirchlengern form Germany’s famed ‘Mittelstand’. These companies are credited with providing the backbone supporting Germany’s powerhouse economy. Findeis GmbH is a good example of the type of company that bases its success on entrepreneurship, hard work and a sense of social responsibility. It was founded by husband and wife team Willi and Bärbel Findeis selling semifinished plastic products from their modest garage. Today, the company provides employment for 55 people, and its management has passed into the hands of their daughter Bettina Diestelhorst-Findeis and new CEO Torsten Hertel.