Creation of PILSEN INJECTION s.r.o., for the purpose of operating a plastics plant in the Czech Republic.
Acquisition by PLASTIQUES DU VAL DE LOIRE of 100% of the capital of the American group of companies TRANSNAV HOLDING INC., TRANSCART LLC. and VREEKEN INTERNATIONAL, which have two industrial sites in Kentucky and Michigan, a production site in Puebla, Mexico and a tool and development centre in Michigan.
Creation of the Chinese company Pu Wei ER Ji Shu (P.V.L.) Consulting Shenzhen Co., Ltd of which the purpose is to supply a service of technical assistance in developing tools launched by PLASTIVALOIRE in China.
Creation of PLASTIVALOIRE MEXICO SA DE CV to operate a plastics plant in SAN LUIS POTOSI in MEXICO.
Acquisition of a Turkish company based in BURSA specialising in the production of painted plastic parts with high added value.
Acquisition by the Plastivaloire Group of 100% of the capital of the German plasturgist Karl Hess.
In Langeais, creation of a Test Centre and of an R&D Centre
Creation of a joint-venture with BIA and construction of a new chroming line in Slovakia
Acquisition of the BOURBON Group
Construction of a 2nd plant in Tunisia in Sousse, INJECTION PLASTIQUES SYSTEMES
Acquisition of 4 Key Plastics sites.
Setting up of a plant in Tunisia in Sousse, TUNISIE PLASTIQUES SYSTEMES
Setting up of a plant in Spain in Cardona, CARDONAPLAST
Setting up of a new plant, AMIENS INJECTION (80), and of an ELBROMPLAST site
Setting up of a second and of a third plant in Poland
First foreign plant FABRYKA PLASTIKOW KWIDZYN in Poland, in collaboration with PHILIPS
Acquisition via external growth of 6 plants in France
Stock exchange introduction of Groupe PLASTIVALOIRE
Requested by PHILIPS, construction of a plant in Dreux, OUEST INJECTION
Patrick FINDELING becomes Chief Executive Officer
Beginning of external growth with the buyout of a competing plant in Chinon
Patrick FINDELING becomes General Manager of the company
Patrick FINDELING joins the Group and becomes Sales Manager in 1973
Creation by Charles FINDELING of a small plastics injection company in Langeais