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Faplana – FÃ¡brica de Plasticos de Leiria, S.A.
Faplana was founded on the 30th April in 1955 with a name â€œFabalâ€-Factory of Bakelite Leiria-and it began to design and produce their first articles in bakelite and melamine through the manufacturing process of compression molding. In 1966, the corporate name was changed to â€œFaplanaâ€. Next decade saw the development of a full range of products manufactured in compression molding, injection and extrusion/blow. At this stage it set a new trading strategy which was passed by creating new brands (Fapla, Fabex and Faplex) and the first General Catalog was published in January 1969., , The Faplana continued to invest in the development of products in diverse areas such as domestic utilities, industrial articles and toys. In the early 1980s, Faplana’s melamine products took the first steps in the export with French market as its main customer., In 1989, with a new management and the reorganization succeeded in covering seven key areas such as improving the quality, design, equipment and facilities, increase productivity and penetration into new markets accompanied by a commercial policy that is more aggressive and planned., , In 1991, the reputation of the Faplana was recognized by the prestigious Designer Philippe Starck who developed some products, among them, the famous ashtray “Joe Cactus” (marketed by Alessi) and the radio “La La La” to Thomson., , In 1992 Faplana was distinguished with the Premium Design for Industry by the Portuguese Design Centre., , In December 2003 Faplana obtained the Certification of the Quality Management System by NP:EN ISO 9001:2000 by SGS. ( today We have the Certification of the Quality System by NP ISO 9001:2015), , Attentive to the new requirements of environmental policies, Faplana bet in the creation of new products in the segment of ecology. We achieved the presence of Design exhibitions with our Recycling bin Ref.777. While maintaining their connection to the past, Faplana continues to invest in its line of Melamine products. The full set of spoons are a must-have tools in both industrial and domestic kitchens. The timelessness design of our melamines from the 50â€™s&60â€™s continues to be appreciated all over the world., , Recently our Arcus Board was awarded the APDC IDA Design Excellence Awards and Good Design Award from Chicago Athenaeum in the category of Professional Kitchen Accessories., , Today we are permanently investing in Design, creating new products that we launch every year at Ambiente