A necessary building application to extend and renovate the building was rejected by the authorities. And still worse, the Chemnitz Regional Council and the Environment Agency served SINA® with notice to halt production and investment immediately. The reason given for this was its close proximity to the Rauschenbach reservoir. For most people that would have spelled the end. But not for us. What then took place can be likened to an odyssey through the authorities, the Treuhandanstalt and the banks.