The history of our company
The legal predecessor of TECHNOPLAST Group was founded by József
Kiss and Peter Zai mechanical engineers in 1980 under the name of GAM GM,
a company constituted under civil law; this company was one of the first
private industrial enterprises in Hungary and later- when it became possible –
the company was transformed into a business partnership.
In the beginning the company worked as
an engineering office that was engaged in designing machines and compiling
production technologies and providing other engineering services then, one year after the foundation,
toolmaking was added to the activities: we primarily specialised in manufacturing injection mould tools
for cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.
In 1989 the company started to produce injection mould
tools suitable to manufacture technical plastics for the automotive industry first of all
– at that time we changed the name and legal form of the company to TECHNOPLAST Bt. that referred
more precisely to the activity of the company.
In 1993 we became a first lever supplier for RÁBA Rt.,
one of the largest automotive companies in Hungary, producing mainly sets of
forging tools and various fixtures. In 1995 we converted our company into a public limited
company and changed its name to TECHNOPLAST McD Kft., and toolmaking and component manufacturing became
the main activity of the company.
Together with the English centre of the Japanese ARRK
company we founded a joint venture under the name of ARRK-TECH Kft.
to produce prototypes of plastic injection moulding tools, and we operated this joint
venture successfully for four years.
In 2000 we started to deal with production
of rapid prototype parts. ALPHAFORM AG provided the equipment and
technological knowledge. In the beginning this activity was conducted as a business unit
in a plant of the enterprise then, in order to satisfy increasing demands, the number of
staff and sales revenue increased and the reorganization of this activity into an independent
enterprise became reasonable and was realized in 2005 to establish the company named TECHNOPLAST PROTOTYPING Kft.
Our company has been operating in its present form under the name TECHNOPLAST GROUP Kft. since 2011.