VEKA SOFTLINE MD82 receives certification from PHI “Passive House Insitute” due to its excellent insulation performance.
VEKA takes over GEALAN; with turnover of 1b €, VEKA group consists of 36 subsidiaries with over 5,000 employees on three continents.
VEKA takes over UK’s Bowater Building Products Ltd.
With SOFTLINE MD82, VEKA introduces the first 82mm window system
VEKA’s recycling plant is expanded with a 2nd line
Heinrich Laumann heads the board of directors; subsidiaries in Romania, Mexico and Brasil are founded
Expansion to Asia
Europe’s largest recycling facility for discarded windows takes up operation in Behringen
VEKA changes its legal form to AG (joint-stock company)
VEKA changes its legal form to GmbH (limited liability)
The first international subsidiaries are opening business in USA, UK, Spain and France
In three phases, a new workshop is built, exceeding 45,500 sqm of factory space. 1981 the first own mixing facility begins operation in Sendenhorst
VEKAPLAST acquires 115,000 sqm of land in Sendenhorst to build up a new extrusion workshop
Heinrich Laumann takes over VEKAPLAST starting with eight staff and annual turnover of 1.3M Deutschmark