Production begins at Gummiwerk KRAIBURG Austria Ges.m.b.H. & Co. in Geretsberg, Austria. The geographical proximity and the good market opportunities there were ideal for establishing a separate production site in Austria, since the “high customs wall” made exports to Austria unfeasible. In August 1964 the “Sängergut” estate in Geretsberg, Austria, 57 km from Waldkraiburg, was bought at auction and converted into a rubber factory: Gummiwerk KRAIBURG’s Austria.