Baumann Hüppe is one of our subsidiaries. The company was founded in 2005 and has been managed by Jacques Ehret since its beginning, later also with other family members. It became a CLIMAX customer in 2012, when it started buying only C-80 external blinds, as it had been buying Z-90 Noval in Switzerland for a long time. As there was great satisfaction on both sides with the collaboration, the partnership deepened every year until it became a subsidiary in 2017. Baumann Hüppe is an established brand on the French market and is one of the biggest players on the external blinds market. Customers there particularly appreciate their technical proficiency, support and the overall pro-customer approach they provide. The company's headquarters are located on the French Riviera in Villeneuve-Loubet. Jacques Ehret is the managing director and manager of the company and is responsible for the overall running of the company. He manages operational, financial and customer relations. However, since the beginning of this year, he has gradually handed over the management of the company to his son Stéphane, as he prepares to retire. "This year we are also celebrating an important milestone in the history of Baumann Hüppe. It is exactly 10 years since our cooperation began. I am sincerely very happy for it. I still feel a strong respect for the people at CLIMAX," adds Jacques Ehret. The company achieved a turnover of more than 5 million euros last year, currently employs 14 staff and has a turnover plan for this year well in excess of 6 million euros. According to Jacques Ehret, they were very lucky at CLIMAX. "Thanks to CLIMAX, in 2014 we were able to maintain sales of products previously manufactured in Switzerland, because CLIMAX bought the rolling line for the production of the Z-90 Noval and Protal external blinds, specifies Jacques Ehret, who combines the charm and charisma of a typical Frenchman. He is always perfectly prepared for a meeting, rational and always accepts logical arguments. In short, you can't just "talk him down". Thanks to a long-standing friendship, the two companies are now permanent and steady partners.