Historical Milestones

Year Milestone
1824 Johann Nepomuk Reithoffer was officially granted a concession to produce waterproof clothing from woollen fabrics
1852 Construction of a factory in Wimpassing
1890 Initial listing on the Vienna Stock Exchange
1900 The company name Semperit was used for the first time
1912 The Semperit Group is established following the merger of different manufacturing plants
1920 Start of latex glove production
1985 Tire production sold to Continental
Restructuring of the company with a focus on four clearly-defined strategic business segments
1989 Founding of the first glove factory in Thailand in cooperation with the joint venture partner Sri Trang Agro
Acquisition of a 100% shareholding in the French conveyor belt company SFBT
1996 Start of hydraulic hose production in Thailand
First Semperit factory (handrails) commences operations in China
1998 Acquisition of Europe’s largest hose factory, located in the Czech Republic
1999 Opening of a handrail plant in New Jersey, USA
2000 Acquisition of a conveyor belt factory in Poland
2001 Acquisition of a majority stake in an Indian conveyor belt facility
Purchase of an Italian hose factory
2007 Opening of a new hose factory in China and transfer of handrail production to the new facilities in Shanghai
2009 Acquisition of a conveyor belt plant in China
2010 Construction of a new examination glove plant in Thailand
2011 Founding of Formtech, production of moulds for gloves production, Malaysia
2012 Acquisition of Latexx Partners Berhad, Malaysia
2015 Acquisition of Leeser, Germany
2016 Expansion of gloves production in Kamunting, Malaysia