From Mecaplastic to Mecapack
The unique concepts we have developed in-house and the partnerships we have established, explain much of the growth we have enjoyed so far. Here are a few of the milestones from this success story.
1947 : The original precision-engineering workshop was inaugurated.
1955 : The first injection moulds and purpose-engineered machines emerged from that workshop.
1959 : ECM (Etudes et Constructions Mécaniques) was established in Paris. Later branched out into pill-blister heat-forming, heat-sealing and cutting machinery.
1967 : ECM introduced the first thermoforming packaging and food vacuum-packing machine.
1969 : Mecaplastic SA was founded to handle the sales and after-sales side of the business.
1982 : The introduction of the Meca 500, the first modified-atmosphere tray sealer.
1990 : Construction of a new plant to design and build form, fill and seal machines in Vendée.
1998 : Opening of a new production plant outside Paris.
2001 : Purchase of a controlling stake in ELTON, a leading Spanish thermoforming-machinery manufacturer.
2000-2005 : Continuing extension of the MECAPLASTIC plant in Vendée.
2002 : The first all-stainless steel thermoforming machines rolled off production lines. The PROPLAST Group bought a stake in MECAPLASTIC.
2003 : Introduction of the S 6000 high-speed tray sealer.
2004 : Formation of MECAPLASTIC UK to sell and service MECAPLASTIC machinery in the United Kingdom.
2005 : Design and introduction of a new tooling system to enhance form-fill-and-seal machinery operator convenience and to boost efficiency.
2006 : New headquarters in Pouzauges, Vendée. ELTON was renamed MECAPLASTIC IBERICA. The plant relocated to Banyeres del Penedes (near Barcelona).
2007 : Inauguration of the new research and development centre in Pouzauges.
2009 : Mecaplastic purchases Création Technique, manufacturer of packing end of lines, best known as Multibox.
2010 : Mecaplastic becomes Mecapack
2011: Idpack becomes a trademark of Mecapack
2013: Mecapack extends Pouzauges factory area and invests in new manufacturing tools.