Now another european studio-flash manufacturer (after the british Bowens) is to be liquidated. Multiblitz, founded 1948, is one of Europe's pioneers in electronic flashes. Founder Dr. Mannesmann invented the Guide-Number. Multiblitz was specialized smaller units, they included in their range very small units to be carried in a suitcase, thus Multiblitz flashes were the introduction of many west-german photographer into studio flash-lighting. In the 80s their flashes were most common in small portrait studios.