After its owner’s return from internment, the company started again from scratch on 1 August 1945. The machinery had been almost completely destroyed during the 1944/45 evacuation, so production resumed with machines that had undergone makeshift repairs. At first, production focused on the cross-border haulage sector, railway and customs forms, and the insurance industry. In the mid-1950s we reintroduced illustration printing to our range of services, in addition to form printing. The company has developed continuously ever since. 31 May 1966 saw the death of our founder, Jakob Stiels. Jakob’s wife, Katharina, had been involved in the business since day one. She was the company’s guiding spirit; looking after its health and, in particular, keeping its finances in good order were her main purpose in life until 1976. From 1 July 1966 the couple’s sons Walter and Hermann-Josef Stiels continued the family business in the form of a limited partnership or ‘KG’. Hermann-Josef died in 1984 and Walter in 2008.