I been in the Pinball industry since 1968, original based in Sweden and started as a parts provider in the European market.
I have had the pleasure to meet up with most of the iconic teams from the Industry at the golden days, and several times visited the main factories from the days of the old EM up to todays. Including Midway, Bally, Williams, Gottlieb, old Stern, SEGA Pinball, Segasa, Stern of today, Zaccaria, Franco and many more.
When Swedens Bally Scandinavia and WMS dealer ABATA HAB went under, me and my Brother Kristian took over the companies and all their inventories.
We keep a large inventory of old NOS parts back to the 60's and forward.
I have visited the major OEM parts manufactures in US, Spain, Italy and Asia and seen their productions live. Few are still active, but most have shifted.
Had the pleasure to meet and chat with designers, managers and owners during the past 50 years. A fantastic group of friendly, cool and smart folks with spledid stories.
Pinballs are deep into my blood.