History

History 2017-05-15T21:37:53+00:00

Our Timeline

Techniplas delivers enhanced mobility performance and user experience that is safe, personalized, and sustainable. Techniplas has assembled some of the industry’s most experienced talent and trusted brands to build a global team of passionate people committed to making the connected world.

1930

1930

For the first time in Switzerland, resin components are molded by Weidmann for a wide variety of applications.

1941

1941

Dickten Masch Plastics (DMP) leverages their deep expertise in tooling to make components to support the war effort.

1973

1973

Nyloncraft develops its first significant lightweighting application, replacing rubber with plastic for commercial vehicle pistons.

1990

1990

Between 1990 and 2006, new plants were opened in Mexico, Brazil, Switzerland, Germany and the United States.

1998

1998

DMP begins production of components and modules for the power grid.

2010

2010

Weidmann expands their lighting competency by acquiring lighting simulation software in order to start production of the first lighted sill plates. Dickten Masch Plastics is acquired by Techniplas.

2011

2011

Techniplas establishes its first plant in Monterrey, Mexico.

2012

2012

Techniplas acquires Nyloncraft, a long term supplier of strategic components and modules to the automotive and commercial vehicle industry.

2013

2013

Acquisition of NYX Inc.’s Fort Wayne business in Indiana, which primarily makes brake reservoirs and surge tanks.

2014

2014

Weidmann Plastics A&I is acquired by Techniplas, and re-branded into Weidplas.

2015

2015

Techniplas acquires Vallotech, an ultra precision producer of complex components.

2016

2016

Techniplas opens Technical & Sales Centers in Novi, MI and Palo Alto, CA.

2017

2017

At CES 2017, Techniplas debuts state of the art exterior lighting technology on the new Faraday Future FF 91. Techniplas Digital is launched in Ventura, CA, which is intended to drive digital transformation.