Jean Drugescu founds first private company Metaplast – Plastic injected spare parts & accessories for old Dacia 1310
Jean Drugescu founds second company NICPREM – Electro-Mechanical components & Plastic injected parts for old (state-owned) ARCTIC refrigerator factory
Nicprem becomes a core supplier of Arctic after take-over by ARCELIK Group from Turkey – first negotiations with Cengiz Kilic & Orcun Yurdusen.
Nicprem obtains first quality certifications ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 Nicprem acquires new land in Titu, Damboita county, just 20 km from Arctic plant
Nicprem moves all plastic injection activity to Titu, keeping only offices and assembly of switches in Bucharest
Metaplast (MEN Group – Nicprem’s sister company becomes Tier 1 supplier to Dacia-Renault for interior & exterior parts. A specialized injection plant is built for automotive activity
Nicprem modernizes the injection plant with brand new machines (F1) to support Arctic-Arcelik plastic injection activity. Nicprem’s excellent injection know-how is shown by making the first transparent plastic parts
R&D office – Metaplast Engineering – created within the group for own Engineering capabilities
Nicprem wins first contracts with ELECTROLUX – Hungary and Italy for plastic parts
Nicprem supports Arcelik in acquiring new technologies and know-how, such as Tampon printing for big drawers and transparent parts
Nicprem supports Arcelik and Electrolux with big electrical assemblies, for Back Cover (Evaporator covers) with Electrical Assembly of Fan Motor
Nicprem builds another new injection plant (F4), expanding Electrolux and Nicprem business and supporting Automotive activity
Nicprem also starts supporting Arcelik and Electrolux with complex assemblies involving thermostats (thermostat boxes)
Nicprem expands its line-up of Electro-Mechanical components with Arcelik, diversifying the number of switches and lamp holders provided. Also, Nicprem starts to provide door switches and lamp holders to Electrolux
Nicprem creates its own laboratory, with specialized personnel, in order to be able to perform mechanical and electrical components testing in-house
Within this period, Metaplast becomes a core Tier 1 supplier of Dacia-Renault also for Under Bonnet / cooling, technical & electrical parts
Production expansion in Titu with 3 new plants: 2 injection & 1 toolshop for big molds, dedicated to automotive activity
After discussions with Arcelik, Nicprem is nominated and contracted as a core supplier for New Arcelik Ulmi Washing Machine plant for Detergent Drawer & Front Panel
Nicprem decides to make a new injection and assembly plant – plant 5 (F5) (green-field investment) dedicated for washing machine project of Arcelik
Also in this period, Metaplast starts a Strategic partnership with Montaplast Germany and becomes a (T2 supplier) Supplier for FORD Romania Powertrain (AGS – Under Bonnet) & exterior parts for Ford Ecosport, Ford Puma.
Expansion of Factory 5 (F5) from 16 machines (dedicated WM project) to 50 machines for all NICPREM activity
Adaptation of F5 for modern assembly of complete Front Panels, including laser printing technology (2 brand new machines) and US welding technology. Addition of Dedicated ESD-compatible assembly line for assembly of PCBs inside Front Panels
Inauguration of F5 in Autumn 2019 with the official SOP of Washing Machine customer Arctic/Arcelik Ulmi
Nicprem starts the relationship with new customer HAIER, winning contracts for its new refrigerator plant in Ploiesti.
To manage the increasing diversity of assembled components and the increased volumes, Nicprem creates a new assembly building, next to factory F5 dedicated only for assembly activity of refrigerator components.
Nicprem supports Arcelik in acquiring new and know-how, HOT STAMPING & printing for big parts, and transparetechnologiesnt parts/premium products – SMEG project
SOP with new Refrigerator customer HAIER, and contract for electrical components / switches
TOTAL number of injection machines available at Nicprem : 59 machines from 50 T → 1200 T (mosty Battenfeld & Engel)