Even before the National Socialists come to power in 1933, the economy starts to recover; the Nazi regime stimulates this development even further with economic policy measures. During this period, Jean Walterscheid, like many others, ventures to try something new. As his operation already repairs motor vehicle shafts, he now wants to supply automotive manufacturers directly. To do so, he has to outsource a number of production steps. The company Wilhelms in Wahlscheid forges the first flanged shafts that are then transported to Siegburg by handcart, which takes a lot of time and effort. As the forging orders increase, Walterscheid sets up a weekly collective transport from Wahlscheid to Siegburg, but he knows that to seriously enter the business, he needs new company premises.
In 1934, Walterscheid leases the “Hansenmühle” on Bachstraße in Siegburg, directly on the mill stream. This is where the Hansen family operated a hammer mill until the First World War, most recently for the axles of horsedrawn carriages. Walterscheid converts the factory’s production to axle shafts for lorries and cars, and soon once again employs 15 staff who saw, forge and shape square steel bars. For the forge, he uses a gas motor that his father, Peter Walterscheid, operates. After forging, the shafts are centred before they pass through further steps: straightening, turning, milling, tempering and, finally, inspecting. As shaft production continues, Walterscheid also enters the area of drive technology. The turning shop, headed by Michael Wiehl (referred to as Wiehls Michel), repairs and soon also manufactures cardan shafts.