The quality and continuous development products was important concern for Karl Hauger. When he heard about the extreme stability of a new type of cement from Italy in 1963, he spontaneously got into his car to set off from Rastatt to Livorno to bring home a sample.
Due to the very bad roads at the time, the car did not survive the journey. Karl Hauger would not be dissuaded from that, so he bought a used Moto Guzzi Cardellino in Italy for 320 DM. Loaded with it 25 kilograms of cement and started the three-day return journey over the Gotthard Pass to Rastatt.