One billion burs later

Apropos Engelskirchen: it was probably the “genius loci” that enticed the two brothers into the valley of the Agger river – but maybe it was the hydroelectric power station in the former ironworks the company acquired, or perhaps even the wealthy brother-in-law in the neighbouring village of Ründeroth, who initially helped to finance the project - yet not only the local people and town of Engelskirchen profited from the corporate purpose of this new factory, which was at that time one of a few.

While Busch & Co. provided jobs for up to 180 people, former employees who had learned their trade at Busch started out to set up their own businesses and provided jobs for another 1000 people. These firms were not only dental bur manufacturers, but also related branches manufacturing cutting and grinding tools as well as twist drills. One former employee even established an injection-moulding firm that rose like a phoenix from the ashes and took on orders from Busch.

This extraordinary boom in Engelskirchen ended with the 2nd World War.

Many of the firms still exist today, however, and have provided a sound basis to the local industry up to the present.

The second BUSCH generation

The third BUSCH generation