1981 : After the buying back of the company RIB AUTO SA: Creation of SCOPEMA
Born by the wishes of six former employees of the company RIB-AUTO SA to keep their production skills and knowledge within the sphere of automotive upholsterers, the company SCOPEMA SARL, is created 1st June 1981 under the form of SCOP (SCOPEMA - Cooperative Society of Production workers, Autos and Motors) Each employee then became a shareholder of the Company. The brand RIB which was created in 1996 is conserved.
SCOPEMA since it's creation has become the leading French manufacturer of ergonomic seats, it manufactures bucket seats for the smaller series of cars both sporting and leisure (Visa chrono, JP4, Renault 5 Belle Ile...) as well as competition seats for the track and off-road vehicles. At the same time SCOPEMA pursued the manufacture of leather goods for motorcyclists (jackets, boots, overalls, gloves...) which made the brand RIB famous in the 1970's, and the manufacture of automobile accessories such as steering wheel covers, gear lever ball covers, gear lever boots, dust covers...
The diversification of activities towards the manufacture of seats for unlicensed single cylinder cars and Camping cars permitted the progressive evolution of manufacturing methods for SCOPEMA seats,namely a framework in polyester and one in metal.
SCOPEMA concentrates on the Camping car market, it strenghtened it's manufacture of ergonomic seats (with armrests) a metal framework by the manufacture of reversible bench seats and convertible into seats for sleeping.
SCOPEMA developed it's activity of research and development. The range of reversible bench seats are progressively enriched and constantly improved (the principal of the function of these bench seats became the subject of registered copyright) this offered a solution for each type of sleeping arrangement as required.
European Homologation of the whole range of convertible bench seats by the TUV Rheinland (Germany), This first homologation was followed by various extensions to follow the evolution of standards.
SCOPEMA conceives and manufactures the swivelling bases for the Camping cars.
Creation of 2 new brands: "The Sellier" for purely saddle products (covers, cushions, curtains...) and "Jocker" for seats and benches between the range, the brand RIB rests attached to products of the top of the range.
European Homologation of the whole of the range of metal seat armatures and swivel bases, including installation on the vehicle, by the TUV Rheinland (Germany), following the evolution of standards of installation of this type of product. Since this date, extensions of this homologation are regularly carried out to ensure conformity of our mountings on each new vehicle.
New campaign for approval for the benches (made by UTAC - France), in collaboration with the majority of French converters, grouped in the CARCOSERCO (French Federation of the vehicles conversions), to meet the new requirements of the European regulations (for fixation of the seats who must be tested in each vehicle type).
Always seeking to increase the quality of it's services, SCOPEMA changes it's address and moves to a new production site of 1910 sqm in Oradour sur Vayres. Scopema also develop (and patent) a new type of benchseats, with integrated 3 points safety belts in the backrest.
Approval of the 3-seater versions of the seat with integrated 3 points belts.
Expansion of the production site, bringing the total area of the premises to 2540 sqm.
Buying of the old CARCOSERCO-owned anchor Approvals for RIB seats : SCOPEMA now becomes the sole owner of the approvals for all of its products.
Construction of a new extension and expansion of the car parks, bearing the total area of the premises at 2850 sqm. The limit of the 100 benches produced per week is crossed.
SCOPEMA is today becoming a major player on the market of van conversions in more than 25 different countries over the world. Despite the fact that there is now none of the original founders of the company still remaining within the company, SCOPEMA is renewed and has now 28 shareholders of a total of 42 employees, all pooling their expertise for the development of the company by the evolution and the quality of our products, for the satisfaction of our customers and the security of the end user.)