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Leslie Forster invents the Forster's Packaging Machine featuring the V guide system.
Hepco is launched as a new company under the direction of Chairman, Gervase Forster to manufacture and sell the innovative V guide system. The company continues to design and manufacture packaging and special purpose machinery at its London factory. The company later becomes Hepco Slide Systems Ltd in 1976.
Hepco starts exporting products overseas and launches Heavy Duty and Stainless Steel V guide bearings.
Hepco partners with American bearing company Bishop Wisecarver Corporation.
Hepco opens the first branch office covering The Nederlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Hepco launches its own bearing company, Braintree Precision Components, in Essex.
A new branch opens in Korea to supply Hepco products for the Asian market.
Hepco introduces the innovative 1-Trak system, a track system manufactured in almost any conceivable 2d shape and from one single piece of material.
Giles Forster becomes the 3rd generation of the Forster family to chair the Hepco Group of companies.