Kautex is founded.
Dr. Reinold Hagen starts with 47 employees.
Kautex develops the first blow-mold machine in Europe.
Kautex reaches 389 employees and exports its first blow-mold machines outside Germany.
Kautex brings its machine-building to the assembly line, marking the breakthrough of the family business on the world market.
With 1039 employees, Kautex becomes the largest producer of blow-molded hollow bodies on the European continent.
With the construction of the first prototype of a plastic fuel tank made of polyamide for Ford, Kautex begins its successful move into the automotive industry.
Kautex develops the first plastic fuel tank made of HDPE, which is integrated into a VW Passat as the first plastic fuel tank in serial production.
With the opening of a production plant in Spain, Kautex begins to expand into the international markets.
The company captures the North American market with the opening of the plant in Windsor, Canada.
Kautex sold to Klöckner Werke.
Kautex sold to Textron; First plant in China opens.
Kautex employees top 4600 at 40 locations in 15 different countries.
Kautex receives the first orders for mass production of NGFS® and SCR.
Kautex opens two new plants, in Silao, Mexico and Craiova, Romania.
Kautex starts to produce its first Hybrid Pressure Tank and also opens a new plant in Chongquing, China and a Development and Validation Center in Guangzhou, China.
Kautex begins production of the first all-plastic hybrid fuel tank - using plastic stiffeners instead of metal reinforcements.