The Boteco story
Founded in the early 1970s under the name of Botecoplast, the company began producing a small range of knobs and leaflets and a series of special design details, only with thermosetting material (Bakelite, tessilite, etc.), the only available at the time.
In a short time Botecoplast developed an innovative technology for the production of special parts used for the construction of portable welding machines. A sector in which it had so much success that it reached almost 90% of the welding machine manufacturers, thus putting the production of handles in the background.
The situation remained so for several years, until in the early 80s it was decided to resume the development of industrial handles, which were already gathered in a small catalog. This decision was also aided by the introduction on the market of new plastic materials such as reinforced technopolymers (1983) which enabled the company to study new designs and create new product lines.
The first article produced with these materials was the G730 series, leaflet with 4 unloaded lobes. The innovative design and competitive prices decreed the success of this line, spurring the company to start a production conversion process, purchasing new machinery and producing new molds.