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          HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS

1968  
Polyfoam Chemical Corporation is founded by Robert Cheng in Quezon City.
1975  
Starts manufacturing coil springs for beds in a 10-hectare plant site in Valenzuela, Bulacan.

Installs additional foam-making facilities in Valenzuela Compound, bringing the plant’s production capacity to 1,000 tons each year.
1977  
Invests in Wire Drawing Technology at the Coil Spring Plant.
1982  
Sets up Mayer Velvet Manufacturing Corporation in Valenzuela, hence starting the textile business of RGC.
1987  
Polyfoam adopts Vertifoam technology, the latest in foam manufacturing in the ‘80s. Output volume increases to about 4,000 tons each year.
1988  
Sets up Uratex Philippines, Inc. to upgrade the level of customer service for customers in the Southern part of Manila and adjacent cities. The modern Vertifoam technology is used to produce Uratex foam.
1989  
The automotive foam line spins off from Polyfoam and establishes its own plant in San Pedro, Laguna.

RGC Textile Manufacturing Corporation is founded in Pasig, Metro Manila to produce BOA fabric. This is soon followed by tricot and mohair materials.
1992  
Builds a new foam production plant in Marikina, Metro Manila.

Creates a coil spring manufacturing facility in Tandang Sora, Quezon City.

1993

 
Establishes Roberts Automotive and Industrial Parts Manufacturing Corporation in an industrial complex in Canlubang, Laguna. Production takes off at the Radiator Plant, Tool and Die Plant, and Stamping Plant. At the same time, the Engineered Products  Group is being organized.

1994

 
As German technology and facilities are procured, the Engineered Products Group ventures into leaf spring manufacturing.

1995

 
 
RGC Textile enters into a technical agreement with Japan’s Tatsumura Textile Co. Ltd. to manufacture textile for automotive upholstery.
1997  
Forms a joint venture with INOAC, a Japanese corporation, to manufacture and distribute specialty foams for automotive and electronic industries.

Uratex revolutionizes foam production with the acquisition of two technologically advanced equipment from Europe: the 32-Station Carousel, a high-tech foaming robot for molded foam, and the CNC Contour Cutting Machine, a program-controlled machine for slabstock foam products.

Through the technical expertise of Futaba Industrial of Japan, Roberts AIPMC begins manufacturing mufflers and exhaust systems for the automotive OEM industry.
1998   Roberts strategic alliance with Futaba of Japan started.
2000  
Sets up a new, modern and comprehensive R&D laboratory.

RGC Group embarks on a three-year campaign towards Excellent Customer Service.

Acquires the internationally acclaimed Multiflex Foaming Machine from Hennecke of Germany. Builds and opens a new facility in Plaridel, Bulacan where the Multiflex machinery is now being operated.
2001  
Uratex Philippines, Inc., the flagship company of RGC Group of Companies, successfully passes the criteria for ISO 9001.
2002  
The ISO 9001 Certification of Registration is formally awarded to Uratex Philippines, Inc.

Uratex begins production of visco-elastic foam, a major breakthrough in global foam science and technology.

 
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