Dettingen / Erms, Germany
Welcome to Knauer Offset
Centre of excellence for offset printed packaging solutions
As the centre of excellence for offset printed packaging solutions within the KOLB group of companies, KNAUER is able to use its many decades of experience and know-how to complement the KOLB Print and KOLB Display product lines.
Since its establishment in Dettingen/Erms on 1 April 1928, the company has been creating customised solutions that are especially designed and produced according to customer requirements for over 85 years. As early as the 1950s KNAUER was one of the pioneers in the market for offset lamination.
Since 2012, KNAUER has been using state-of-the-art equipment to carry out in-line lamination and subsequent processing, resulting in packaging and displays that are highly impressive in many respects. With innovative ideas and solutions from the developers at KNAUER Design and our in-house pre-press, we are able to get right to the heart of our clients’ needs — KNAUER packaging simply makes a great impression both at the P.O.S. and with your customers.
A total of 1,000 employees at five production sites throughout the KOLB group of companies are thus engaged in the pursuit of a single common goal: better packaging!
Dr. of Engineering Bernhard Ruffing
With a doctorate in mechanical engineering, he successfully worked in the automobile and construction supply industries. Since 2007, he has taken over the reins of HANS KOLB Corrugated Cardboard. Since the integration of Gebr. Knauer GmbH + Co. KG in the KOLB Group, he has been responsible as the chairman of the management board since the beginning of 2014. He is also vice chairman of the Association of Bavarian paper, cardboard and plastics processing industry (VBPV) and member of the Chamber of Commerce Regional Council Memmingen/Unterallgäu.
Upon successful completion of his studies at the University for Print and Media in Stuttgart in 1993, Armin Keller began his career at Gebr. KNAUER GmbH + Co. KG as an assistant to the management, taking a leading role in late 1999. In the following years he was responsible for most of the technical and logistical development of the company. In May 2012 he became a member of the senior management team and, since 01/01/2014, he has jointly managed the traditional family company at the site in Dettingen/Erms alongside Dr.-Ing (PhD, Eng) Bernhard Ruffing.
Innovation - Meeting customer requirements
Our innovative strength is based on our decades of experience in developing solutions for customers in virtually all industries and the corresponding market successes achieved with the help of our packaging technology. We are here to help and advise you with our expertise and cost-effective solutions. Whether our development professionals at KNAUER Design, KNAUER PrePress or the entire, dedicated production team, our promise of “better packaging!” is always the focus.
Foundation of the company
Foundation of the company as Knauer Kartonagenfabrik.
Offset for cardboard packaging
Introduction of innovative offset printing technology for cardboard packaging.
In the 1950s, a new plant was acquired in Uracher Strasse and the company assumed a pioneering role in the field of offset lamination.
Construction of a high-bay warehouse with 6,000 pallet spaces.
Production corrugated cardboard
Start of production of corrugated cardboard with in-line lamination.
Certification to DIN/ISO 9001.
Introduction of the “Boxsoft” integrated ERP system.
KBA high-tech printing press and Bobst high-performance punching machine
Installation of a KBA high-tech printing press.
Commissioning of a Bobst high-performance punching machine.
Asitrade in-line laminating system
Commissioning of an ultramodern Asitrade in-line laminating system.
Modernisation and expansion
Modernisation and expansion of the production and administration building.
Integration into the KOLB group of companies.