ISTOBAL's first pressure-operated manual rollover is born. Different units are manufactured for garages and repair shops.
ISTOBAL consolidates itself in the car-wash sector extending its manufacturing lines and successfully exporting its first products.
The first automatic rollover and dryer with brushes and the first 2-post car lift are created.
The first rollover and dryer with a programmable logic controller (PLC) are launched.
The first modular rollover range, Series M, is created.
Vehicle-wash specialisation: the whole vehicle-wash product range is covered and the manufacturing line for repair shop equipment is discontinued.
First ISTOBAL subsidiaries in Europe:
ISTOBAL Handelsges. m.b.H.
ISTOBAL UK LTD
ISTOBAL develops M’NEX rollover range, Link-it brush system, and N'joywash jet washes.
Creation of the subsidiary ISTOBAL USA Corporation with the first final assembly plant outside Spain.
Launch of the M’START rollover range.
ISTOBAL develops an internationalisation strategy: acquisition of OLM/FDI+ in France, the second final assembly plant is opened in Brazil with ISTOBAL do Brasil Ltda., and creation of a subsidiary, ISTOBAL Ninki, to operate in Scandinavia from Denmark.
Creation of a subsidiary, Istobal Sverige and Istobal Italia
Consolidation of the company's internationalisation strategy.