History

1963.
Astar is founded. Manufacture of electrical insulators using in-house produced BMC for GE and Westinghouse.
1968.
First sales of BMC in the free market.
1970.
First sales of SMC.
1975.
Installation of first SMC roving machine in Spain and end of moulding activities.
1983.
Growth of SMC applications for the automotive.
1986.
Start of export activities and sales outside Spain.
1989.
Implementation of a high performance SMC plant.
1996.
ISO 9001 certification by Lloyd´s Register Quality Assurance: Development and manufacture of SMC and BMC.
2000.
Implementation of new BMC automatic lines.
2002.
Investment in a new warehouse and Innovation Centre.
2004.
Integration of all activities into a Computer Aided Manufacturing System. On-line control of all operations.
2007.
Renewal of SMC production lines.
2010.
Renewal and improvements of our Innovation Centre.
2014.
New On-line controls on SMC and BMC lines.
2015.
New carbon fibre reinforced SMC formulations.
2016.
Certification ISO 14001 by Lloyd´s Register Quality Assurance.
2017.
New High Performance CSMC production line.