the twenty-five-year-old Robert Mathys sets up the company Mathys, a factory for the development and production of machines, equipment, and components of special stainless and acid-resistant steels
the newly established Association for the Study of Internal Fixation AO/ASIF finds in Robert Mathys an industrial associate who can develop and manufacture stainless steel implants and instruments for bone surgery and orthopaedics. Robert Mathys takes over all development cost, an investment that proves far-sighted
he started his own development in artificial joint replacement. On 15 February 1985, he establish the Dr Robert Mathys Foundation (RMS), a non-profit organisation for the promotion of medical and clinical research as well as technical development and further training in their fields of application.