Schwarzkopf Technologies changed its name to Plansee USA at the end of 2007.
Schwarzkopf Technologies changed its name to Plansee USA at the end of 2007.

Plansee USA says that it is celebrating its 80-year anniversary. The company, under the name of American Electro Metal Corp, was incorporated in 1939 by Dr Paul Schwarzkopf, founder of Plansee in Reutte, Austria.

In 1955 the company changed its name to Schwarzkopf Development Corp in 1955 and established a warehouse in Holliston, Massachusetts in 1970. The company continued to undergo rapid growth which resulted in the investment into machining and fabrication of refractory metals in the 1980s, Plansee says. With the full integration into the Plansee High Performance Materials (HPM) division and as part of a global operating companyn Schwarzkopf Technologies changed its name to Plansee USA at the end of 2007.

‘Plansee USA has an extensive history dating back to WWII,’ said Anders Hallbro, President and CEO. ‘Along with our amazing history the true success of Plansee USA is due to our employees. […] The employees of Plansee USA offers expertise in the design and production of refractory metal components made for customers in the electronics, lighting, glass, medical, thermal process, and the aerospace and defense markets.’

This story uses material from Plansee, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.