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The year 1969 marked the beginning of the group’s involvement in the manufacture of plastic flushing mechanisms. This innovative idea was stimulated by Henri Wirquin, a sanitary ware wholesaler in Nantes.


1977 S.A. WIRQUIN Plastiques was set up with industrial facilities at Carquefou in France. filiales
1989 Creation of a distribution subsidiary, WIRQUIN IBERICA in Portugal.
1995 Creation of a distribution subsidiary, WIRQUIN CALAF in Spain.
1999 Acquisition of URBIS SANITAR (Romania) that became WIRQUIN ROMANIA.
2004 Creation of WIRQUIN SOUTH AFRICA.
2005 Creation of WIRQUIN RUS (Russia).
Creation of the joint-venture GOLDEN PLASTIC INDUSTRIAL (China).
2007 Creation of WIRQUIN ASIA (HK) and of the representational office in Ningbo (PRC).
2009 Acquisition of AIMAS (WIRQUIN AIMAS) (Zhongshan CHINA), 3rd largest Chinese manufacturer of toilet seats, flushing mechanisms, cocks and toilet cisterns.
2011 Acquisition of CME Sanitary Systems which becomes WIRQUIN LTD, manufacturer of toilet seats and WC mechanisms, UK market leader.
2013 Acquisition of the Russian company VIRPLAST and merger with WIRQUIN RUS.