Our History

Our History2019-03-20T11:40:47-06:00

Techniplas delivers enhanced mobility performance and user experience that is safe, personalized, and sustainable. Techniplas has assembled some of the industry’s most experienced talent and trusted brands to build a global team of passionate people committed to making the connected world.

1930

1930

For the first time in Switzerland, resin components are molded by Weidmann for a wide variety of applications.

1941

1941

Dickten Masch Plastics (DMP) leverages their deep expertise in tooling to make components to support the war effort.

1973

1973

Nyloncraft develops its first significant lightweighting application, replacing rubber with plastic for commercial vehicle pistons.

1990

1990

Between 1990 and 2006, new plants were opened in Mexico, Brazil, Switzerland, Germany and the United States.

1998

1998

DMP begins production of components and modules for the power grid.

2010

2010

Weidmann expands their lighting competency by acquiring lighting simulation software in order to start production of the first lighted sill plates. Dickten Masch Plastics is acquired by Techniplas.

2011

2011

Techniplas establishes its first plant in Monterrey, Mexico.

2012

2012

Techniplas acquires Nyloncraft, a long term supplier of strategic components and modules to the automotive and commercial vehicle industry.

2013

2013

Acquisition of NYX Inc.’s Fort Wayne business in Indiana, which primarily makes brake reservoirs and surge tanks. Cape Town facility opens in South Africa. ColorFuse technology is exhibited at the K-Fair in Germany.

2014

2014

Weidmann Plastics A&I is acquired by Techniplas, and re-branded into Weidplas.

2015

2015

Techniplas acquires Vallotech, an ultra precision producer of complex components.

2016

2016

Techniplas kicks off a global rebrand, unifying its legacy brands under "One Techniplas" with a Massive Transformative Purpose of "Making the Connected World."

2017

2017

At CES 2017, Techniplas debuts state of the art exterior lighting technology on the new Faraday Future FF91. Techniplas Digital is launched in Ventura, CA, which drives digital transformation with its Open Additive Manufacturing Center. Techniplas expands global footprint with new China facility.

2018

2018

Techniplas unveils its first ever showcase vehicle at CES 2018. The vehicle features lightweight, 3D printed functional parts and a solar roof powered by cognitive lighting.

2019

2019

Techniplas expands global e-manufacturing capabilities with 25 Prime Partners and new Open Innovation Program partners.