Delignit is a German manufacturer of ecological products and system solutions based on hardwood for the automotive, rail and safety equipment industries. It was acquired by industrial holding company Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm in 2003 and was listed in 2007. Exports account for almost 50% of sales. In this interview, CEO Markus Büscher discusses Delignit’s main activities, its targeting of niche markets and its commitment to innovation. He also explains the considerable opportunity for expansion in terms of product applications and geography. Finally, he comments positively on prospects, both near and long term, and on the merits of a stable balance sheet.