Everything starts here: Heinrich Laumann takes over the VEKAPLAST company in Sendenhorst, which manufactures roller shutters and construction profiles with just eight employees. Heinrich Laumann moves in a new direction with the product of the future, PVC-U windows, and generates momentum for developing the first window profile system.
Success requires relocation to a new, larger company site in Sendenhorst. More than one thousand guests attend the official opening. After production is reorganised, about 10,000 tonnes of PVC-U can be processed here annually.
During the second oil price crisis, demand for energy-saving PVC-U windows increases rapidly. In order to meet the enormous demand for profiles, 14 additional extruders are installed in the storage area at VEKAPLAST.
The most advanced mixing plant for PVC-U compounds in Europe is commissioned in Sendenhorst.
Production in Sendenhorst expands again: in addition to a new sheet facility, about 6,000 m2 of storage area and another mixing plant hall are built.
VEKAPLAST, previously a partnership, is transformed into VEKA GmbH. The newly established corporate enterprise benefits from the construction boom in the wake of German reunification.
In light of annual turnover of more than 550 million German marks in 1992 and the continuing pace of internationalisation, the general management of VEKA GmbH decides to change the legal form once again: VEKA AG is founded.
In Sendenhorst, VEKA is continually working on improving its environmental balance. The newest measure: in a new, constructed wetland for waste water treatment, the rainwater collected from roofs and traffic areas is processed and used to cool the extruders.
Organic growth and the development of new markets require further increases in production. For this reason, several sections of the production facilities in Sendenhorst are expanded and improved.
For the first time, sales revenue exceeds the one billion euro mark.
At the headquarters in Sendenhorst, VEKA AG opens its modern Welcome Center.