System Pak A/S
The packing facility at Brørup however has only a brief existence and in 1975 it shuts down. Employees at System Pak are given the option of moving to Billund.
The minutes of the annual general meeting for System Pak A/S dated June 6 record the reason “… that the parent company in Billund has been able to re‑establish packing at headquarters – in mechanical form …”. At the same time the LEGO Group’s construction of a new factory in Enfield, Connecticut, USA, also plays a part: it will pack LEGO DUPLO elements for the American market.
System Plast A/S
In November 1981, the LEGO Group acquires the factory, called System Plast, from Karl Georg Kirk Kristiansen, who stays on as general manager until he retires in 1988. The factory manufactures tires for LEGO wheels.
In 1982, the LEGO Group sets up a molding facility in the premises, including a 2,300‑m² molding hall with an annual capacity of 150 million tires – to which the plant owes its nickname: “The Tire Factory”.