About us

Maarten Siebel is from a family which was in no way poor but in which there was prudence when it came to throwing away. Reusing, recycling, repairing for the sake of lengthening lifetimes were near daily practice although we didn’t know then the usual terms we use for this these days. This lessened the tightness of the household budget, helped financing studies and allowed (bike) vacations in times where going on vacation was barely thought of.

This thriftiness during his youth may have motivated his professional interests later.