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Conquering the world from a garage

From a two-man operation founded in the middle of the last century, there grew an international player. And PLASTON is still growing.

Start 1956

PLASTON's history started on the 6th of February 1956. The founder, Hans Frei made his first plastic product with his son Roland in his parent's house in Widnau, in the Swiss Rhine Valley. They made products for the household sector and regional industry, maintaining their independence – even in times of economic uncertainty, this worked extremely well for them.

Meilestone 1966

Hans and Roland Frei invested in large machinery to counter the cheap imports from the Far East. They now have a better hold over rising labour costs and continue to project the company's profile. In 1966, PLASTON is among the few companies in the field of competitors that can produce large plastic products.

Change in leadership 1973

Roland Frei, son of the company founder Hans Frei, took over management of PLASTON.

PLASTON Book 2006

Click through our company history. This book was created for our 50 year PLASTON annyversary.

 

 

Third generation 2013

The third generation is running the family business now. Jörg Frei is Chairman of the Board at PLASTON Holding AG.

Award 2015