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ROTALAC PLASTICS

1939
Rotalac Plastics is established as Sand Limited - a silk printers involved in paint mixing and manufacturing.
1944
the name Rotalac is adopted referring to the process of ‘rotary lacquering’ cotton yarn.
1953
The Rotalac Company gets involved in plastics, redesigning unreliable early extrusion equipment.
1960
Injection moulding begins and the name Rotalac Plastics is adopted.

TATRA PLASTICS MANUFACTURING

1963
Tatra Plastics is established, specialising in plastic extrusions and injection moulding.
1964
The product for British Telecom goes into production.

1975 - 1985

A variety of plastics businesses are purchased close to its Hertfordshire base.

1980s - 1990s

The company continues to grow, expanding its product range and facilities.
1986
Extrusion operation relocated to factory near Halifax trading under the name Tatra Plastics (Extrusions) Ltd.

1990s - Early 2000s

A highly acquisitive period for Tatra.
1993
Tatra Plastics (Extrusions) Ltd obtains certification to ISO 9002.
1997
Rotalac Plastics is acquired by the BI Group.
2004
Group is restructured to focus on extrusion and injection moulding. The company is renamed Tatra Plastics Manufacturing Ltd.
2004
Management Buyout from the BI group. The business is relocated to a new 40,000 sq. ft. factory in Wythenshawe.
2005
Rotalac begins exporting to the US and Europe.
2008
Purchase of the Click & Fix range from Centriforce Products Ltd.

2012

Click & Fix chosen for the construction of the stables of the London 2012 Olympics.

2014

Tatra Plastics is acquired by Coral Products PLC.
2015
Buy-in team retires and its shareholding is bought by TPI Industries Ltd.

2016

Rotalac is acquired by Coral Products PLC.

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