1982
 

1983
 

1986

1988

Signode Corporation becomes Signode Industries Inc. in one of the largest leveraged buy-outs in American business history at that time.

Tape and stretch film packaging systems are added to Signode's product line, making Signode the premier full-line supplier of protective packaging systems.

Signode is acquired by Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) and restructured as Signode Packaging Systems.

Signode launches a Closed Loop Recycling Program that enables companies to recycle used polyester strapping to reduce their packaging waste and disposal costs. Recaptured strapping is used for the manufacture of new strapping.

 

1981

1982

1985

1987

Strapex France was launched.

Strapex launched outside of Europe for the first time, in USA and Canada.

Strapex UK was launched.

Strapex Austria was launched.

 

Sealstrap Logo

1982

Sealstrap was founded as a division of Irish Ropes Group (IRGL)

 

1983

1986

Haloila introduces the first Octopus model.

Exports begin outside Europe – USA receives its first delivery.

 

1989

Further banding was introduced and distribution across a number of European countries began.

 

1981

1984

1985

Sjötofta Wire Mill was purchased.

New sales companies in the U.S. and Norway were established.

Haubold-Airfix GmbH was acquired and the name changed to Haubold-Kihlberg GmbH.

 

1981

Kiwiplan began developing software solutions to meet the needs of the corrugated industry. First based in Auckland, New Zealand as a subsidiary of Australian based Amcor Limited.