The brothers Friedhelm and Martin Wiesmann in 1985 founded the eponymous company based in Dülmen ( Westphalia), which specializes in the Kleinserienbau of sports cars. Wiesmann usually built engines from the BMW M series. Until 2003, the company sold exclusively Roadster and to date has produced over 1000 vehicles. The company logo, a gecko is, the good road cars symbolize the " stuck to the road like a gecko on the wall. "