Milestones



1990
Company founded by Helmut Schöfer as a mould shop

1991
Investment in first injection-moulding machine for mould trials, followed by first orders for the production of injection-moulding parts

1992
Start in automotive industry

1999
Nomination of Helmut Schöfer as juror for the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) for his innovative use of plastics in the automotive industry

2001
New location site with 40 employees

2003
Certification according to ISO 9001 and certification of work process according ISO 16949

2004
Implementation of gas-injection technology and foil-injection moulding

2005
Major investments in buildings and machinery to extend the working capability up to 30 tons of mould weight and 2.300 tons of clamping force

 

2008
150 employees

2009
First presentation of mould solutions for PUR Clearmelt technology

2010
Certification according ISO 14001

2012
Investment in 2K PUR foaming technology

2013
First presentation of mould solutions for in-situ polymerization of caprolactam

2015
Implementation of fully integrated ERP/PDA/MES solutions to improve processes and to fully connect with customers and suppliers systems

2016
Investment in HP-RTM equipment for the PUR Clearmelt process

2016
Demonstration of in-situ polymerization on a serial scale at the K2016 Engel booth