Establishment of Forplan AG by Walter Forster sen. based in Biel (BE).
Main activities: Planning and Engineering of all kind of projects.
Launching and design of a new product range:
Planning, design and sales of automatic feeding systems for mass goods.
Move to present location Bernstrasse 18 in Bruegg (BE).
Partnership with CABER Impianti Srl, Carate Brianza / Italy:
Sales of continuous washing machines for cleaning of mass goods.
Exclusive representative of LM Industry Srl, Belvedere di Tezze sul Brenta (VI) / Italy:
Sales of centrifuges and treatment lines for mass goods.
Extension of the exclusive representation of LM:
Sales of equipment and processes for the automatic finishing technology.
Establishment of a laboratory for the development of customized and part-specific solutions in the finishing technology.
Laboratory moves to present location Bernstrasse 24 in Bruegg (BE).
Company handover from the founder Walter Forster sen. to his sons
Bruno, Walter jr. and Adrian Forster.
Launching a new product range:
Planning, design and sales of drying and heat treatment lines.
Presentation of a new, modular designed rack coating line for zinc-flake coating materials.
Premiere of the self-designed planetary finishing machine ergospin+ for highest demands in the areas polishing and deburring of parts in the following business sectors: Medical industry, watch industry micro mechanics, jewellery industry, pharmaceutical and automotive industry.
Partnership with ABT Söhne AG in Zofingen (AG):
Manufacturing of self-designed equipment.
Opening of the subsidary Forplan Technology AG in Villingen-Schwenningen / Germany.
Activities: Project management, engineering and purchasing.
Premiere of the self-designed planetary coating line FORPLANET 515 for highest demands in regard of coating of mass goods - enables outstanding coating results combined with significant lower paint consumption.
Acquisition of Firma Abt Söhne AG in Zofingen (AG) by Forplan AG.