Every major development begins with a vision.
150 years ago Ulm fire-fighter Conrad Dietrich Magirus knew only one goal: Making life safer for himself and his comrades and making it easier to respond to emergencies. He developed the "Ulm Ladder", a two-wheeled extension ladder with a climbing height of up to 14 meters. The ladder is a real revolution. For the first time a free-standing ladder can be climbed and can be moved when extended. This technological revolution earns the Gold Medal at the Vienna World's Fair and begins to conquer the international scene. The name Conrad Dietrich Magirus gains worldwide renown.