1868: August Wandmacher is born in a small suburb of Hann. Münden on November, 9th.
1899: August Wandmacher, who has meanwhile become a master craftsman, develops the first sanding pad. It is particularly used in the shoe industry.
1900: On the 1st of January, August Wandmacher, Wilhelm Heepe, Isaak Meyer and Benno Meyer establish an ordinary partnership under the name “A.Wandmacher & Co.”. Later in the same year, the company commences operations in the newly built premises.