Plan to expand the Marchtrenk site by 1,800 square metres to 6,500 square metres of production space.


The ownership structure was reshuffled, with Mr Stinshoff putting his Thelen stake into POLYTEC INDUSTRIAL. He now holds 30 percent of POLYTEC INDUSTRIAL and manages the business of all three companies, together with Ulrike Huemer.

By a combination of technological competence, flexibility and high quality production, POLYTEC ELASTOFORM and POLYTEC THELEN are now represented in virtually all branches of industry. Together with their sister company, POLYTEC EMC ENGINEERING, they have now developed into a competent partner in the field of technical polyurethane moulded parts.


Purchase of a property comprising a modern new administrative building and a new production hall with adjacent mould store at the Bochum site. This resulted in an enlarged production space of 6,000 square metres. 


The Marchtrenk site was extended to 4,700 square metres.


The building complex at the Bochum site was extended to 3,500 square metres.


After taking over the company f/o/r this year and thus commencing his activities as a supplier to the automobile industry, Friedrich Huemer handed over the management of POLYTEC INDUSTRIAL to his wife, Ulrike Huemer.


Friedrich Huemer acquired a majority shareholding in one of the most important competitors in the polyurethane processing market, the German company Thelen, thus completing what is today's POLYTEC INDUSTRIAL. The company, located in Bochum, was one of the first operations to apply polyurethane using a high-pressure spray technique for industrial wear protection coatings. It was Austrian expertise in product formulations that led to the German market expansion.

POLYTEC's strategy of whenever possible retaining a company's management unchanged in the wake of a takeover was also applied here, with CEO Peter Stinshoff continuing to control the fortunes of the site in Bochum.


The area of the building at the Marchtrenk site was expanded once again to 3,900 square metres


This year saw the next milestone, in the form of the takeover of Swiss casting plant manufacturer 'Spritztechnik' and subsequent relocation of the company to Upper Austria. This later grew into the company POLYTEC EMC, now one of the world's leading manufacturers of dispensing machinery for multiple-component fluid materials.


The Marchtrenk site was extended from a floor space of 1,000 m2 to 2,600 m2.


Mr Huemer purchased the 'Sempollan' division of his former employer 'Semperit', and the strategy of growth through takeover began to take shape. Construction of a new production site in Marchtrenk commenced.


Driven on by a desire for independence, Friedrich Huemer and his wife Ulrike founded the company 'POLYTEC Kunststoffverarbeitungsgesellschaft', in so doing laying the foundations of today's POLYTEC GROUP.

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