Printcolor Ltd.
Welschloh 299
8965 Mutschellen/Berikon Aargau Switzerland
+41 (0)56 648 85 85
+41 (0)56 648 85 00
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History History

History History

“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

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Milestones throughout our History

1932

The renowned ink factory, Springer & Möller, founds a subsidiary in Bern before World War II.

1933

Move to Zurich. Take up the production of printing ink.

1940

Offset inks are developed and produced.

1945

The company is transferred to Swiss ownership. The first flexographic inks are produced. The paints division is discontinued.

1961

The company is renamed. The name “Printcolor” evinces its specialization in printing inks.

1967

A new, larger factory is obtained in Berikon near Zurich.

1968

Screen printing inks are developed, thereby expanding the range.

1969

Export markets are opened up.

1980

First foreign license agreement.

1988

The profit centers become independent companies that are combined under the Printcolor Group.

1989

Founding of Printcolor Indonesia PT.
Founding of Printcolor Nigeria.

1991

Purchase of the gravure and newspaper printing ink division from Trilacolor by Printcolor Zofingen.

1992

Printcolor Offset is integrated in Zofingen and merged with the newspaper division.

1997

Printcolor Gravoflex AG moves to a new building on the company premises in Zofingen.

2001

Development of digital printing inks by Printcolor Screen AG.

2003

Founding of Printcolor Deutschland GmbH.
Founding of Products Printcolor Iberica, S.L.

2005

Development of security inks by Printcolor Screen.

2006

Founding of Printcolor Asia Ltd.

2014

Founding of Squid Inks Ltd.

2021

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