The manufacturing facilities are simple, but the quality products are in high demand on the appliance market.
Starting with washing machine components and striving hard to penetrate other sectors. 60 employees.
The new Elbi factory in Collegno is opened.
New production departments are created: rubber, surface treatment and a toolshop.
The research and development organization grows.
Elbi becomes the creative think-tank for the future development of the Bitron Group. 245 employees.
International growth allows Elbi to branch out beyond Italy and the first foreign plant is opened in Barcelona, Spain, to produce solenoid valves and pressure switches for the Spanish appliance market. 295 employees in the Group.