Start of production of piston ring expanders. SCHERDEL is still the market leader in this segment today.
SCHERDEL valve springs not only prove their worth on the road, but also on water. Dieter Quester sets three world records for European sport boats on Lake Iseo in northern Italy.
BMW wins with its touring car (valve springs from SCHERDEL) at Le Mans and in the Grand Prix of Touring Cars at the Nürburgring.
The increasing importance of the company’s own tool and machine construction justifies its independendency. The Tooling Division is founded under the name of Comet GmbH, based in Berlin, and the machine construction is founded under the name of AFEMA GmbH, based in Marktredwitz. Production of special springs is started at the Marktredwitz-Friedau plant.