Our history is our foundation
A THIRD GENERATION OF TRADITION
We don’t just talk about history – we are history. For us, work is more than just the daily trip to the workshop. This is where we can pursue our passion, encountering faithful souls and loyal companions along the way. This is where we meet up with the people who have walked with us on our path through life and who have stood by us through thick and thin.
Our work comes from our passion and you’ll quickly realise that, with us, your vehicle is in the best possible hands. We’d love to get acquainted.
Eryk Stiller completed an apprenticeship as a coachbuilder, and then a few years later successfully turned freelance. He took over Baer body shop in the Weissensee district of Berlin, laying the foundations for a family tradition that continues to this day.
His love for his wife Janina and her son from her first marriage Georg took the young man to Katowice in Upper Silesia. he once again set up his own body shop, which went by the name Karosseriebau und Fahrzeuglackierung Stiller.
The death of Eryk Stiller left a huge hole. It was also unclear what would become of the business, as Georg was at the time working abroad.
Georg Stiller heeded his mother’s call and took over the business, which by then employed upwards of 20 people. . In 1975 he completed a course as a master vehicle mechanic, three years later obtained a qualification as a master automotive painter and in 1978 additionally as a master coachbuilder. He was now in a position to work more independently.
As a result of the political situation in Poland, with his wife Barbara and their two children Klaudia and Patrick, Georg Stiller decided to move to Germany. To gain some experience in the German market economy and improve his German, he started by getting a job.
In Arnsberg, he found himself faced with an opportunity to take over an existing business. When, after two years, the lease on the workshop was not extended, the Stiller family decided to strike out in a new direction.
Stiller takes over an existing business in Mönchengladbach. In Mönchengladbach, the name Stiller became a byword for quality of workmanship. Barbara and Georg Stiller worked together to build up the business.
Following a heart attack, Georg Stiller was forced to take several months off work. Ill health meant that his return to work also proved very difficult. His son Patrick was not yet in a position to take over the business at this time.
Patrick Stiller started a mechanical engineering degree at Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in Krefeld.
He successfully completed his degree to obtain a Diplom-Ingenieur engineering qualification. Completed his degree and started work at Airbus in Hamburg, where he spent three and a half years primarily working on developing the vertical stabiliser for the Airbus A380.
A return to the family vocation as Patrick Stiller takes over Joachim Paprotny’s workshop in Münster-Nienberge.