1971

1977

Corporate offices move to Glenview, Illinois.

Tenax® polyester strapping is developed.

 

1971

1975

1979

Strapex Portugal was launched.

Strapex Germany was launched.

Interstrap Holland was founded.

 

1972

1977

Haloila becomes a metal subcontractor.

Haloila begins exporting their products.

 

1970

1976

Josef Kihlberg start their own sales company in Finland.

Josef Kihlberg's grandson Ove Larsson became the company owner.

 

1973

1975

First patent application "Feeder device on a stapling tool", considered as the dawn of the stapling head technology with a tension strap.

The newly founded company "Heinrich Mezger Export und Vertriebs GmbH" starts to conduct business activities.