Plastron GmbH & Co. KG
Illing & Hübler KG-Duroplastverarbeitung und Werkzeugbau in Lengefeld recognised the development potential of thermoplastic plastics processing in the 1950s and 1960s and set up a new and modern plant at “Augustusburger Str. 24”, separate from the existing duroplastics pressing plant in the city centre.
In the 70s, Illing & Hübler KG, like so many independent companies in the GDR, was nationalized and incorporated into the Zwönitz measuring instrument factory as a state-owned company.
Until the beginning of the 1990s, all parts made of plastic and elastane for the combine were manufactured in the Lengefeld plant, including parts for GDR signalling technology, teleprinters and dialysis, which at the time was particularly monitored by the state authorities.
In 1993, the measuring instrument factory in Zwönitz and its operating parts were wound up. It was not until the end of 1994 that the entrepreneurs Uwe Rösch and Bertram Weigel succeeded in acquiring the company from Treuhand & Liegengesellschaft and founding Plastron GmbH & Co.KG anew.
Over the past 20 years, the company has developed into a solid partner for existing and new customers. The continuation of the history was confirmed on 01.01.2014 with the business succession of Ronny Weigel as new partner and managing director.