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Mr. Olavi Venäläinen opens a full-service auto body repair shop.
Olavi Venäläinen invents a new method to make straightening work easier and faster.
A prototype of the new method is perfected. The device is named Autorobot.
Patent application is made for the Autorobot fastening and straightening components.
The group conducting auto body repair research for Finland's insurance companies, VAT, examines and tests the new Autorobot device. VAT recommends Autorobot's innovative straightening techniques to body shops in Finland.
First deal is closed with the biggest collision repair shop in Finland. The buyer is the importer of Nissan and Chrysler, Aro-Yhtymä Ltd., in Helsinki.
Manufacture of the total-vehicle measuring system is started (which measures both chassis and body) and measuring data accumulation is begun.
Autorobot achieves 90% market share in the Finnish market.
Export decisions are initiated, encouraged by phenomenal success in Finland.
Own manufacturing factory is built in the industrial area of Kuopio, Finland.
A subsidiary company is established in California, USA.
The welding department in Finland is automated by acquiring a welding robot.
Export to the Asian market starts. The machining department is automated by acquiring a computerized machining center.
Development commences on the electronic total-vehicle measuring system.
Autorobot's top-of-the-line model, the Autorobot III, is followed by the Autorobot IV.
Zinc plating facility is built.
New model of the electronic total-vehicle measuring system is launched.
Marketing of Autorobot B20 straightening system is kicked off.
Development is initiated of the B20 with radio control.
Licensing is issued for manufacturing contract in Asia.
Autorobot Micro B, successor of the Autorobot Micro, economic frame machine for small and medium-size damages is launched.
New Autorobot B15 lift/frame machine and EzCalipre 2/3D electronic measuring gauge with new measuring technology are launched.
Mechanical measuring tram gauges Cali-Tram and Cali-Measure are launched.