First COMPOSITES GmbH (1C) was founded in 2002 by Dirk Kraemer and Markus Hagemeister. It emerged from ZATO GmbH, which was founded in 1992 and of which Dirk Kraemer was managing partner from 1992 to 2002. Dirk Kraemer has been the sole managing director since 2010. Markus Hagemeister is still an important "know-how carrier" for the company in the area of development and model making.
The ZATO L3 was one of the most innovative vehicles ever in the 90s. First diesel roadster worldwide with carbon monocoque and carbon body. Only 8 chassis were built. In addition to 2 prototypes, 5 vehicles with type approval were put on the road. The vehicle shown (chassis number: 001) is still owned by Dirk Kraemer and is still in use today.
With the RTM-ROBOT® process developed by us and patented in 2012 for the sensor-based, fully automatic control for the production of integral components in a one-shot process, we have a complete in-house production process.