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A Certificate and Words of Appreciation

Today, on 29 September 2020, it is exactly 75 years ago to the day since the company was founded. When Helmut Hunger registered his business called Ingenieurbüro Atlas Kiel in 1945, he laid the foundation for a company that operates worldwide. IBAK products have always had a strong connection with water: IBAK's know-how ranges from marine searchlights and underwater TV cameras through to high-tech systems for the inspection and repair of pipes containing water.

On 18 September 2020, Daniel and Dorian Hunger met Chamber of Commerce President Klaus-Hinrich Vater at only a five minute walk from IBAK's original premises at no. 2 Lerchenstrasse. Klaus-Hinrich Vater presented the Chamber of Commerce certificate of honour to the third generation in the IBAK management on the world-wide unique three-segment bascule Kiel Hörn bridge over the water. In conversation with Daniel and Dorian Hunger, he expressed his appreciation of the entrepreneurial achievement, the innovation ability, the courage of the company management and the commitment and creativity of the IBAK staff.

"The future of the company now lies more and more in your hands," said Klaus-Hinrich Vater, speaking directly to the two youngest members of the IBAK management. In reply to his closing words, "I am convinced that, together with your motivated team of employees, you will master the future with success,“ and looking forward with confidence, they both invited the Chamber of Commerce President to attend IBAK's centenary celebration.