Plenty has changed over our 100 years as a family business. A multitude of events have shaped us into who we are today. But some things never change - like our passion to create unparalleled packaging experiences.
Carl Edelmann sen., a trained letterpress printer, becomes an entrepreneur: he buys the Weller printing business in Heidenheim for 83,000 marks.
Carl Edelmann sen. and his son Carl jun. establish Edelmann GmbH.
Alongside printing business stationery, postcards and Notgeld (‘emergency money’ produced by private businesses during hyperinflation), the company produces folding boxes for the first time.
Carl Edelmann jun. takes over the business.
Carl Edelmann jun. becomes the first chairman of the newly founded Fachverbandes der Faltschachtelindustrie or Folding Box Industry Association.
Folding box production becomes the highest-earning activity.
Edelmann develops from a simple printer of folding boxes to a producer of high-quality packaging for medications, cosmetics and other high-end goods. The company sets standards in investment, human resources and quality assurance and is a pioneer in the adoption of IT-based processes.
Edelmann is awarded the German Packaging Prize for the first time.
Carl Edelmann’s sons-in-law, Karl-Josef Ehrhart and Mandred Weber, take over the business.
Edelmann acknowledges the rapidly growing internationalization of its customer base by opening its first branch in Paris.
Mr. Dziallas has been nominated as general manager on January 27th, 1975.
First company takeover: Wepack GmbH in Weilheim comes under Edelmann’s umbrella. This significantly expands production capacity.
Edelmann reaches the sales milestone of 100 million Deutschmarks.
Edelmann is the first German company to receive the RAL quality mark for pharmaceutical packaging.
In order to provide even better-targeted supplies to customers, the company is organized into divisions.
With the takeover of G. Braun Pharmadruck Bitterfeld GmbH, the company begins to specialize in packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical industry.
French company La Spic S.A.S. becomes Edelmann’s first production site outside Germany. The purchase is the foundation stone for the development of a successful international group.
Start of operations in Eastern Europe: Eldruk Sp.z.o.o. becomes Edelmann Poland.
With the takeover of Artur Theis, and its sites in Wuppertal and Beijing, Edelmann creates a foothold in China.
Graphopak GDG, S.A. de C.V. becomes Edelmann’s production site in Mexico.
With the takeover of Koopmann Leverkusen, Edelmann successfully enters the patient information leaflet business. Edelmann becomes a supplier of complete packaging systems.
The takeover of Lindauer Druckerei Eschbaumer GmbH & Co. KG makes Edelmann Germany’s largest producer of patient information leaflets.
The company expands its commitment in Eastern Europe with the takeover of Zalai Nyomda Zrt., Hungary’s second-largest packaging printer.
Edelmann Leaflet Solutions GmbH is established.
Edelmann celebrates its 100th anniversary.
Janus Packaging becomes Edelmann’s production site in India.
Sulgrafica becomes our Brazilian location.
The New York sales office is reopened.
Bert-Co becomes Edelmann production site in the USA with a location in Ontario (CA).
Opening of the new plant in Burscheid, Germany