1939Rotalac Plastics is established as Sand Limited - a silk printers involved in paint mixing and manufacturing.
1944the name Rotalac is adopted referring to the process of ‘rotary lacquering’ cotton yarn.
1953The Rotalac Company gets involved in plastics, redesigning unreliable early extrusion equipment.
1960Injection moulding begins and the name Rotalac Plastics is adopted.
TATRA PLASTICS MANUFACTURING
1963Tatra Plastics is established, specialising in plastic extrusions and injection moulding.
1964The product for British Telecom goes into production.
1975 - 1985A variety of plastics businesses are purchased close to its Hertfordshire base.
1980s - 1990sThe company continues to grow, expanding its product range and facilities.
1986Extrusion operation relocated to factory near Halifax trading under the name Tatra Plastics (Extrusions) Ltd.
1990s - Early 2000sA highly acquisitive period for Tatra.
1993Tatra Plastics (Extrusions) Ltd obtains certification to ISO 9002.
1997Rotalac Plastics is acquired by the BI Group.
2004Group is restructured to focus on extrusion and injection moulding. The company is renamed Tatra Plastics Manufacturing Ltd.
2004Management Buyout from the BI group. The business is relocated to a new 40,000 sq. ft. factory in Wythenshawe.
2005Rotalac begins exporting to the US and Europe.
2008Purchase of the Click & Fix range from Centriforce Products Ltd.
2012Click & Fix chosen for the construction of the stables of the London 2012 Olympics.
2014Tatra Plastics is acquired by Coral Products PLC.
2015Buy-in team retires and its shareholding is bought by TPI Industries Ltd.