Elbi's product offering extends to include electronics and a new dedicated factory is opened in Grugliasco – Bitron Video.
First step for the Bitron Electronics: enters the electronics market with video-entryphones.
The new products are developed conjunctly: electromechanical components by Elbi, electronics by Bitron Video.
The start of a new period of growth and organizational development.
In the Bianco family's hometown, Dronero, Eledro Klitz is founded, later to be re-named Bitron Dronero.
Elbi transfers solenoid manufacturing to this new site, followed by water softeners and microswitches.
Elbi's innovative industrial model features the toolshop, which supplies the manufacturing departments with tooling and automated assembly equipment etc.
This newly restructured department develops the capability to provide the Group with increased production capacity and fast time-to-market.
Elettrovago, later renamed Bitron Cormano, is acquired.
The main products are rotisserie gear motors.
The product offering is expanded, as Elbi develops water softeners for the dishwasher market and other products such as the Declocal.