- Under the management of Mr. Peterka, The State Research Institute for Material Protection established a state-owned PTFE surface treatment plant in Tiba Slovany, which applied Teflon® coating on drying cylinders for the entire Czechoslovakian textile industry.
- The plant was transferred from state to private ownership by Karel Bičiště and two other partners and the company name was changed to PVP Slovany. This mechanical engineering company manufactured textile industry machines, power equipment, and provided surface treatment services that generated less than 10% of total sales.
- Following the death of Karel Bičiště, the majority share in PVP Slovany was transferred to his children. His daughter Karolína Bičišťová took an active role in the company. With her future husband Martin Kortus and two other partners, they became involved in restructuring the company.
- Martin Kortus was appointed to the position of company director and acquired 20% of company shares; the surface treatment business continued to develop. Relationships with important suppliers and customers were established.
- The company got its first order in the oil & gas sector; the next phase of surface treatment business development began with the acquisition of phosphating technology.
- Technicoat s.r.o. was established as a company with its corporate office in Homole (České Budějovice), specializing in surface treatment with the fluoroplastic application. Mr. Martin Kortus became the sole partner in the company. The surface treatment division was separated from PVP Slovany.
- The entry of foreign partner IBG Monforts to Technicoat s.r.o., investments in surface treatment technology.
- The company was the first company in Central and Eastern Europe to obtain the DuPont Industrial Applicator license.
- Development of the company´s business in the oil & gas sector; acquiring important certifications and customers.
- Plant in Poland opened.
- Plant in Romania opened.
- Withdrawal of the partner IBG Monforts, and entry of the new partner Adelhelm Group, a leading European supplier of functional coatings.
- Construction of a new manufacturing site, company relocation to Planá u Českých Budějovic.
- Technicoat acquires a robot for the automatic application of surface treatment.
- Development of bulk small plastic parts coating, development of semi-automatic coating of industrial metal sheets and molds.
- Establishment of affiliated company TECHNICOAT Bakeware s.r.o., specializing in supplying TECHNICOAT® coatings for the backing industry.
- Establishment of the Technicoat India branch office.
- A new plant in Poland with a dedicated automatic line for coating trays, molds, and tin-sets.