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  • 1956 Foundation of the Prüf- und Forschungsinstitut für die Schuhherstellung e.V. (Test and Research Institute for Footwear Production) at an address in Lemberger Strasse, Pirmasens. Mission: Research into and testing of all footwear materials.
  • 1960 Membership of the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations  “Otto von Guericke” (AiF).
  • 1967 Relocation to new building in Hans-Sachs Strasse at Pirmasens.
  • 1989 Extension of Institute, foundation of a technology transfer centre.
  • 2001 Institute renamed to “Prüf- und Forschungsinstitut Pirmasens e.V.” (Test and Research Institute Pirmasens)
  • 2003 Relocation to new building in the Husterhöhe district of Pirmasens.
  • 2005 Opening of Istanbul subsidiary as joint venture.
  • 2005 Opening of two offices in China (Guangzhou and Shanghai).
  • 2005 Opening of Hong Kong subsidiary
  • 2005 Purchase of 3000-m2 plot of land for extension.
  • 2007 Opening of ISC as a subsidiary at Pirmasens.
  • 2010 Foundation of ISC-Ethiopia Ltd.

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