Founded originally as a local metalworking shop, Lista increasingly established itself as an international group of companies in the 1990s. The Lista Europe Division, which incorporated the Europe-wide business for workplace, storage and office furniture systems, founded new subsidiaries abroad one after the other: Lista Vienna, Lista Italy, Lista Spain, Lista France, Lista England and Lista Prague. In the Swiss home market, the network of the company’s own sales offices and authorised distributors was strengthened. Production reflected this sales offensive. On 2 January 1990, a new plant, designed with the very latest manufacturing processes in mind, opened its doors in Arnegg. In the USA too, Lista progressed along the growth course, making it necessary for the head office in Holliston to be expanded by 2,000 square metres.