1980s – International expansion and breakthroughs in products
During the 1980s, the international expansion was rapid, as subsidiaries were established in the U.S., Italy and Sweden. Product-wise, the decade yielded several breakthroughs, all based on microprocessor technology. In 1983, Planmeca pioneered in microprocessor technology introducing the first microprocessor-controlled dental chair.
In 1986, the product range was expanded to X-ray units with the launch of a microprocessor-controlled panoramic X-ray device, a revolutionary innovation in dental radiology at the time. Additionally, the microprocessor technology was incorporated in dental units starting from 1986.