A new feature that yields an effective benefit for our customers is an advance that helps us too. We constantly strive to make our appliances more practical and efficient, greener and easier to install. We’re not interested in gags or gimmicks that are not needed or represent transient aesthetics. We do research and development for the market, using state-of-the-art tools of course. 3D CAD, for example, is ideally suited among other things to designing free-form surfaces or supplying the data required to manufacture even complex plastic prototype parts in a short space of time using rapid prototyping. It hardly needs saying that we also employ computer-aided simulation methods like FEM (Finite Element Method) in order to calculate the strength of mechanical bodies, for instance (with the 3D CAD data similarly providing the basis).
As you can see, we’re not stuck in the past, even if we have existed since 1942.