The expanding production requires more space. A modern production facility is built in Zeiningen, Aargau (Switzerland). During peak production times, the business employs up to 40 employees. The range of products is widened through collaboration with well-known designers such as Peer Clahsen, Werner Panton, Xavier de Clippeleir, Jo Niemeyer, Yasuo Aizawa, among others.
Two Japanese ladies visit Zeiningen. They later prove themselves to be competent businesswomen. After talks, an exclusive agreement is worked out for Japan. Naef and Niki Tiki still enjoy a successful and prosperous partnership to this day.