“It all started in Leipzig, when Springer & Möller decided
to open a subsidiary in Switzerland. That subsidiary opened
its doors in Bern on December 31, 1932.
After a short time, they came to the realization that
Switzerland’s business capital was not Bern, but Zurich,
and so, without further ado, they moved to Neugasse 55-61 in Zurich. ...”
A report by Eugen Keller, our former CEO
Milestones throughout our History
The renowned ink factory, Springer & Möller, founds a subsidiary in Bern before World War II.
Move to Zurich. Take up the production of printing ink.
Offset inks are developed and produced.
The company is transferred to Swiss ownership. The first flexographic inks are produced. The paints division is discontinued.
The company is renamed. The name “Printcolor” evinces its specialization in printing inks.
A new, larger factory is obtained in Berikon near Zurich.
Screen printing inks are developed, thereby expanding the range.
Export markets are opened up.
First foreign license agreement.
The profit centers become independent companies that are combined under the Printcolor Group.
Founding of Printcolor Indonesia PT.
Founding of Printcolor Nigeria.
Purchase of the gravure and newspaper printing ink division from Trilacolor by Printcolor Zofingen.
Printcolor Offset is integrated in Zofingen and merged with the newspaper division.
Printcolor Gravoflex AG moves to a new building on the company premises in Zofingen.
Development of digital printing inks by Printcolor Screen AG.
Founding of Printcolor Deutschland GmbH.
Founding of Products Printcolor Iberica, S.L.
Development of security inks by Printcolor Screen.
Founding of Printcolor Asia Ltd.
Founding of Squid Inks Ltd.
Change of company name: Printcolor Screen Ltd. becomes Printcolor Ltd.
2022: 90th anniversary of Printcolor
This year we are celebrating 90 years since our founding, so we wanted to tell you a little more about our company. We invite you to read through our anniversary newsletter.
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Former production hall at Neugasse 55-61 in Zurich