Craftwork is driven, on the one hand, by creativity and good ideas and, on the other, by flexibility and a capacity for innovation. Equally important are craftsmanship and reliable technology and, last but not least, well-trained, enthusiastic people – like Peter Hiltebrand, founder and head manager of the renowned Peter Hiltebrand Kunstschlosserei AG in the Swiss town of Höri. All these qualities can be found in Peter as well as in his son Peter René and, finally, in his grandson Peter Michael. They are also the defining character of this family business, which now numbers ten employees. In 1972, Peter Hiltebrand founded the company as a traditional village metalworking shop. The one-man firm, which was initially mostly active in the field of jobbing and contract work, soon made a name for itself by manufacturing playground equipment. With the growing need of many customers for greater security, Peter Hiltebrand then had the idea of combining the security function of a window grille with the decorative design of each individual building. On this basis, he developed a wide product range comprising, for example, window grilles, decorative grilles, fences, railings and gates. When his son Peter René joined the company, Hiltebrand extended his portfolio to include, for example, house signs, mailboxes, flower stands and fireplace accessories. At the same time, the company invested in machines, equipment and premises.