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50 years of Dugar + Schuster

1974 – 2024

The year is 1990


The unconditional release of Nelson Mandela marks the beginning of the end of apartheid.

The two adventurers Arved Fuchs and Reinhold Messner end their Antarctic crossing of the South Pole by reaching Scott Base after 92 days and 2,800 kilometers on foot.

Mikhail Gorbachev is elected President of the USSR. Second Gulf War: Iraqi troops invade Kuwait.

The East Berlin People’s Chamber votes for the GDR to join the Federal Republic of Germany.

On the way to the reunification of the two German states, the unification treaty is signed in Berlin.

With the accession of the areas of the GDR including East Berlin to the scope of the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany, the reunification of the two German states is completed.

In the 1990 federal election, the first all-German election, Helmut Kohl’s government was confirmed in office.

The Hubble Space Telescope is launched into orbit by the Space Shuttle Discovery as part of the STS-31 mission.

Thanks to a penalty kick converted by Andreas Brehme against Argentina, the DFB team won the final of the 14th World Cup 1-0 and became world champions for the third time.

Cover-Photo: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-1990-1003-400 / Grimm, Peer / CC-BY-SA 3.0 on Wikimedia Commons

International success

The market for light alloy wheels shows continuous growth rates. Dugar + Schuster is expanding the sales of IMT machines to China together with IMT and in collaboration with well-known manufacturers of casting machines, heat treatment systems and painting systems.

The company we represent, CIMAT Turin, becomes a valued supplier to VW with special grinding machines for CV joint cages.

The well-known aluminum wheel manufacturer Borbet becomes an important customer of IMT.

We have acquired Hydro Fundo, Hoyanger/Norway as a new customer for IMT.

All alloy wheel producers in Europe are continually investing.

Sales of Nuova-OMEC’s ​​eccentric presses for radiator producers are constantly increasing.