In 1962 the ELMORES company changed hands to Kabel und Metall Gutehoffnungshütte AG and was called Kabel Metall Schaldern (KMS) from then on.
However, after cheaper processes (like the welding with eletronical beams) were available for the production of seamless copperpipes the profit from electrolysis gradually diminished which resulted in the shutdown of the “tube area” that contained about 140 copper baths.
KMS’ custom manufacture of electrolysis which concerned itself with specific processes and products of galvanoforming (e.g. waveguides and cooling structures) was completely shut down.
Due to the fact that Kabelmetal Electro-Hannover (KE) was in need of parts of this very production for their aerials, Werner Szcepaniak who was head of the company back then, was convinced to adopt the manufacture to carry it forward in his own company.