History

1995

A workforce of seven uses two looms on leased premises to produce elastic bandages and anti-raciulitis belts for sale in Latvia and Russia, which from the outset is the largest importer of TONUS ELAST goods.
1995

1996

Start selling products in Estonia and Lithuania.
1996

1997

The workforce rises to 17 employees with merchandise sold in the Republic of Belarus and the Ukraine.  Production of goods for pregnant women and nursing mothers begins.
1997

1998

Despite the Russian economic crisis, the product line increases to 13 with exportation to new markets in Kazakhstan, Georgia and Central Asia.
1998

1999

The company moves into its own premises with an expanded workforce of 20 and 24 products. Moldova joins the line of importers.
1999

2000

Neoprene products are successfully introduced and TONUS ELAST wins a diploma “Export-capable Latvian Product of 1999” (Made in Latvia competition, organised by the Latvian National Organisation of Bar Coding – bureau of Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry “GS1 Latvia”).
2000

2002

In comparison with 1997, the sales volume has increased by 400% and the range of products – to 43 types. The company enters the Balkan market in Bulgaria. TONUS ELAST receives the GS1 Latvia diploma “For the Creation of the Most Exportable Final Product and...
2002

2003

The company’s annual export volume exceeds USD 1 million. TONUS ELAST goods enter the New Zealand market. The company has 69 employees who manufacture 50 different types of product, working on 10 units of production equipment. The company successfully passes the Moody International certification audit for...
2003

2004

Having implemented the project of obtaining financing from the European structural funds programme SAPARD, the company acquires Matec weaving equipment. Serial production of compression hosiery is commenced. The company’s staff exceeds 80 employees. Aiming at production expansion; construction of new manufacturing premises is started. The...
2004

2005

It is the 10th anniversary of TONUS ELAST. Almost 100 employees who work on 17 looms manufacture 70 different products which are exported to several countries of the EU and CIS. The company’s products are also exported to Kuwait, Morocco and the UAE. TONUS ELAST...
2005

2006

Within the framework of the European structural funds programme, the company receives four MERZ automatic round-weaving looms for the manufacturing of compression products, four MÜLLER weaving looms, two cutting looms, as well as a cutting and sewing machine and a designer’s automated workplace. The volume...
2006

2007

The staff increases to 140 employees and around 90 products are manufactured. TONUS ELAST receives the GS1 Latvia diploma “For the Creation of the Most Exportable Final Product and Successful Marketing in 2006” at the competition Made in Latvia. New technology is developed for the manufacturing of...
2007

2008

The number of employees increases to 170. A new series of products named Comfortis developed and their manufacturing is started by using new ribbons woven with fish-twine, with new technology used for the manufacturing of size 2 compression products. New materials and designs are used in...
2008

2009-2010

The global financial and economic crisis introduces corrections to the TONUS ELAST development programme. Taking into account the fact that more than 80% of the entire manufactured products are exported, fluctuations in demand in some countries influence the company’s production tasks as well. It was...
2009-2010

2011

In comparison with 2010, the staff increases by 19%. Taking care of the professional growth of its employees, the company organised training courses for them in production efficiency improvement in cooperation with the Latvian Association of the Textile and Clothing Industry and the Latvian Investment...
2011

2011-2012

The company successfully continues the training of its employees already started in accordance with the concluded agreement with the Latvian Association of the Textile and Clothing Industry and the Latvian Investment and Development Agency. The collection of compression sleeves is supplemented with a new model...
2011-2012