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And when it gets complicated, he couldn’t be happier. After studying to become a machine fitter and then working for several years in the motor sport industry, Bernd Kussmaul and his company now specialise in the manufacture of limited production runs for very exclusive clients – mostly from the automotive industry. Today, companies like Bentley, Bugatti and Rolls-Royce are all customers of his, as are Audi and Jaguar Land Rover. For the past 20 years Bernd Kussmaul GmbH in Weinstadt near Stuttgart has been producing premium products for premium clients. Adidas, too, has made use of the German’s expertise: using his innovative Z-shaped spikes, German athletes won numerous medals at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. His formula for success: materials + fine craftsmanship = innovative products. The latest in 3-D printers was used to produce super simple cleaning equipment for a contact lens manufacturer in Singapore. A positive side effect was the savings made by using recyclable plastic rather than metal as before. Since 2014, Kussmaul GmbH has also had a showroom in Port Adriano in Mallorca where clients can speak to the company’s yacht and interior designers, and architects. IntervIew BIrgIt Unger| Photos Jan KohlrUsch

“Our goal is always to astonish and amaze the client.” So what does Bernd Kussmaul actually make? The answer is as simple as it is complex: basically, anything that is asked of him – with the proviso that the end result will not only be as good as possible, but always even better than that.

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Deluxe Mallorca summer 2016  
Deluxe Mallorca summer 2016  

Featuring exclusive interviews with Bernd Kussmaul, Norbert Dobeleit, Timo Glock and fashion blogger Laura, new hotels, beach bars and resta...