History

1958 aplix velcro france jean billarant

1958

Jean Billarant establishes Velcro France to produce and sell Velcro® brand (from "Velours" and "Crochet") hook and loop fasteners under a license from the Swiss Company Velcro S.A.

1976 aplix velcro France Aplix

1976

After patent expiration, Velcro France ceases affiliation with Velcro S.A., changes its name to APLIX, and adopts the APLIX trademark to identify its hook and loop fasteners. 

1980's

Expanding global commercial presence.

1982 aplix manufacturing plant USA

1982

First manufacturing plant built in the USA.

2001 aplix Le cellier plant france world architecture awards

2001

Le Cellier plant (France) won "Best Industrial Construction” by the world architecture awards.

2006 aplix shanghai manufacturing plant

2006

Shanghaï manufacturing plant.

2012 aplix parafix brazil

2012

Majority share of Parafix in Brazil acquired.