Our History

Plasman, originally Plasman Group, has supplied OEMs, contract manufacturers and distributors with automotive components since 1978.
 
We have continued to build upon our product capabilities for over 40 years in order to provide the best value to our customers through innovative processes and world-class manufacturing around the world.

Established 1978

Founded in 1978 as Build-A-Mold, we opened as a two-person mold shop in Windsor, Canada, with the singular goal of bringing the highest quality parts to customers.

Established 1978

Founded in 1978 as Build-A-Mold, we opened as a two-person mold shop in Windsor, Canada, with the singular goal of bringing the highest quality parts to customers.

1993  ––

Plasman gains its first paint capabilities with its acquisition of Trimplas.

 

1998  ––

Plasman corporate entity is formed; awarded first Tier I work with General Motors and named Supplier of the Year.

 

2000  ––

Schroeder acquires Plasman.

 

2009  ––

Bock acquires Plasman; awarded first program for Toyota and GM Supplier of the Year.



2011  ––

Insight acquires Plasman; awarded initial work with Fiat Chrysler on Dodge Viper.




2015  ––

Builds a new state-of-the-art chrome plate line at A-Brite Plating, giving Plasman three chrome plating lines.

Plasman acquires Thermotech Inc., based in Hopkins, MN, USA. Thermotech operated three plants in Mexico, thereby giving Plasman a footprint in the fastest growing auto sector in North America.

 

2017  ––

Expands footprint in Mexico, launching a new 300,000 sq. ft. facility in Querétaro with a state-of-the-art fully robotic paint line.




2019  ––

Plasman awarded serial production for PVD (now called Omniluxe™); named General Motors Supplier of the Year.

Launches one-of-a-kind PVD production facility in Gothenburg, SE.

 

 

–– 1997

Plasman begins to vertically integrate by building Windsor Plant 1 for injection molding; constructs paint line in Tecumseh, Ont., CA.

 

–– 1999 

Awarded General Motors Supplier of the Year.

 

–– 2003

Plasman starts Tier I work with Honda; a new paint line is constructed in Tilbury, Ont., CA.

 

–– 2010 

Plasman breaks ground in Alabama, USA; constructs a new mold and paint line facility.

Awarded General Motors Supplier of the Year for the second consecutive year.

 

–– 2014 

Opens new Engineering Tech Center in Windsor, Ont., CA.

Plasman acquires A-Brite Plating in Cleveland, OH, USA, adding chrome plate on plastic to its capabilities.

 

–– 2016 

Opens Plant 3 in Lasalle, Ont., CA; opens new Sales & Engineering office in Troy, MI, USA.

Plasman acquires Plastal, based in Gothenburg, SE. This acquisition positions Plasman on two continents and diversifies its content with full fascias while increasing its geographic reach.

 

–– 2018 

Querétaro, MX, facility begins serial production; awarded a Tier 1 program with BMW in Europe.

Launches a new prime paint line in Simrishamn, SE; acquires ARWI and PVD Technology.

1993

Plasman gains its first paint capabilities with its acquisition of Trimplas.

1997

Plasman begins to vertically integrate by building Windsor Plant 1 for injection molding; constructs paint line in Tecumseh, Ont., CA.

1998

Plasman corporate entity is formed; awarded first Tier I work with General Motors and named Supplier of the Year.

1999 

Awarded General Motors Supplier of the Year.

2000 

Schroeder acquires Plasman.


2003

Plasman starts Tier I work with Honda; a new paint line is constructed in Tilbury, Ont., CA.


2009

Bock acquires Plasman; awarded first program for Toyota and GM Supplier of the Year.

2010 

Plasman breaks ground in Alabama, USA; constructs a new mold and paint line facility.

Awarded General Motors Supplier of the Year for the second consecutive year.

2011

Insight acquires Plasman; awarded initial work with Fiat Chrysler on Dodge Viper.

2014 

Opens new Engineering Tech Center in Windsor, Ont., CA.

Plasman acquires A-Brite Plating in Cleveland, OH, USA, adding chrome plate on plastic to its capabilities.

2015 

Builds a new state-of-the-art chrome plate line at A-Brite Plating, giving Plasman three chrome plating lines.

Plasman acquires Thermotech Inc., based in Hopkins, MN, USA. Thermotech operated three plants in Mexico, thereby giving Plasman a footprint in the fastest growing auto sector in North America.


2016 

Opens Plant 3 in Lasalle, Ont., CA; opened new Sales & Engineering office in Troy, MI, USA.

Plasman acquires Plastal, based in Gothenburg, SE. This acquisition positions Plasman on two continents and diversifies its content with full fascias while increasing its geographic reach.

2017

Expands footprint in Mexico, launching a new 300,000 sq. ft. facility in Querétaro with a state-of-the-art fully robotic paint line.

2018 

Querétaro, MX, facility begins serial production; awarded a Tier 1 program with BMW in Europe.

Launches a new prime paint line in Simrishamn, SE; acquires ARWI and PVD Technology.

2019

Plasman awarded serial production for PVD (now called Omniluxe™); named General Motors Supplier of the Year.

Launches one-of-a-kind PVD production facility in Gothenburg, SE.

2020  

Rebrands as Plasman and merges divisions to become one global company. As One Driving Force™, we’ve strengthened our global footprint with a focus and commitment to our customers while developing new, improved strategies to enrich our business.

2020  

Rebrands as Plasman and merges divisions to become one global company. As One Driving Force™, we’ve strengthened our global footprint with a focus and commitment to our customers while developing new, improved strategies to enrich our business.
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