The National : DRY CLEANER MAY 2017
38 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER MARCH APRIL MAY 2017 Who wants to be a Millionaire? What links Textilpflege Meyer from Bad Iburg, the JENSEN Senking Universal, and the TV show "Who wants to be a Millionaire"? 1999 was a very special year for all of them. 1999 – for most people this was probably a relatively normal year. The Euro was introduced as a virtual currency in eleven EU member states and Lou Bega topped the German charts with "Mambo No. 5" for eleven weeks. However, for Textilpflege Meyer GmbH & Co. KG from Bad Iburg, the JENSEN Senking Universal, and the TV show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire", 1999 was a very special year. Who wants to be a millionaire? In 1999 Brigitte Köppen-Börs and Carsten Börs took over company management from Gisela Köppen and invested in new laundry machine technol- ogy. The procurement of a new JENSEN washing installa- tion was to be the stepping stone to a successful and reli- able business in the years to follow. German TV station RTL also invested in the internationally successful "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" quiz format, which to this day forms part of the German TV schedule. We have long since become familiar with lifelines to phone a friend, ask the audience and strike out two incorrect answers. 17 years later, we have come full circle: the Senking Universal P36 tunnel washer procured in 1999 reports its one millionth washing cycle! Phoning a friend Shortly before he received photographic evidence, Ralf Köster, Sales Manager at JENSEN and contact for Brigitte Köppen-Börs and Carsten Börs, was told on the Jensen Cycle Millionaire Carsten Börs with employee and the 1,000,000 cycle docket.