The starting shot
Every story has a beginning – that of the Gauselmann Group dates back to 1957. In the spring of that year, Paul Gauselmann lays the foundation stone for what today is the Gauselmann corporate group by starting up a sideline installing jukeboxes. He begins with 17 Bergmann jukeboxes, while having practically no equity capital.
One year prior to that, Paul Gauselmann had already made a name for himself when, as a vending machine technician (and just 22 years old), he invented a remote selection box with a telephone dial for German jukeboxes. Up to then, only American jukeboxes had such as a feature. The remote selection box goes down as Paul Gauselmann’s first invention and the first patent in his entrepreneurial history. It is followed by more than 300 patents in the years to come.
The exceptional development from one-man business to international corporate group is a success story that only seldom occurs in Germany.