Since the start of plastic production in 1945, Plasto has developed into a modern, highly skilled company with a world-class robot density. From being a manufacturer of toys and packaging, where the focus has been on volume and margins, we became a purely technical supplier in the 80’s. Here, quality is the most important aspect. Today, quality is still at the forefront, with automated production and sustainability as important focus areas.
Here are the highlights from our history from today and back to the beginning.
AMR enables automated flow of goods from production cell to warehouse zone.
Installed 3 new material silos for recycled material. Each silo has a capacity of about 30 tons.
60th anniversary of Plasto AS.
AKVA Group joins Plasto as a customer.
PolyCrash, Plasto’s R&D project for the development of plastic road-side barriers marks the starting point for Plasto’s heavy investment in research-based innovation.
Lars Stenerud becomes CEO.
New generational change in Plasto as Lars and Knut Johan Stenerud take over Plasto AS.
Lars Øberg takes over as chairman of the board.
Plasto initiates its first project under SkatteFUNN, an R&D tax incentive scheme.
Glamox comes in as a new customer for closed industrial light fixtures.
Plasto invests heavily in the development and production of plastic shopping carts. This builds the foundation for injection-molding in large machinery.
Building expansion, PVC hall with an area of 600 m
Open new state-of-the-art production facilities, 4500 m
Purchase the neighbouring premises from Hansa Bryggerier. Sell the old premises to Kroken.
Oddmund Oterhals becomes the first external chairman of the board at Plasto AS.
Invested in the first ABB-6 axis robot to cover steering axles.
Deliveries to the Volvo 240 production.
Knut Stenerud takes over, and the year after it is registered as Plasto AS.
A 1000 m
Produced geometry sets for use in set theory and mathematics teaching.
Plasto moves to Åndalsnes and erects 1000 m2 of new factory premises. Quality and environmental certification.
Glamox, Raufoss and other technical customers impose new demands for quality and documentation.
Packaging for Synnøve Finden and Diplom-is. Cast articles with off-set printing.
Manufacture of plastic toys, Plasto product owner. Bob skiers, ski jumpers, cars and boats with traction motor.
Registration of Plasto O. Stenerud, and increasing the injection molding capacity. Sells the company Norway Penholder to his brother, Aage Stenerud.
Production of plastic ballpoint pens begins.
Investing in the belief that ballpoint pens will become the new generation of writing tool.
Odd Stenerud sees the possibilities and decides to start knob production.