1914 Heinrich Wipf acquires the mechanical paper bag production facility founded in 1882 by Carl Lüdin in Zürich and introduces flexographic printing.
1934 First application of cellophane and aluminium fois in food packaging.
1962 Introduction of gravure printing and film lamination. First vacuum packs for coffee.
1966 Incorporation of Wipf Holding AG in Zürich.
1970 Relocation of Wipf AG and Wipf Holding AG from Zürich to the new flexible packaging plant in Volketswil.
1971 Introduction of blown film extrusion technology.
1976 Production start of WICOVALVE® one-way aroma-protection/pressure-relief valve.
1988 Introduction of blown film co-extrusion technology.
1989 First stand-up pouch machine installed in Volketswil.
1991 Expansion into the EU. The Wipf Group acquires Paka Verpackungen GmbH, in Marchtrenk, Austria, later renamed Wipf Austria GmbH.
1998 SAP implementation throughout the group.
2000 First laser perforation system installed.
2002 New building for pouch making department.
2005 Installation of a gravure printing line, including washing plants and a fully automated cylinder logistics system.
2008 Inauguration of a second triplex lamination machine.
2009 Installation of a second 10-colour gravure press.
2010 Repatriation of Austrian manufacturing resources to Switzerland with intensified emphasis on production in Volketswil.
2012 Outsourcing of PE film production.
2012 Launch of digital printing for flexible packaging.
2013 Incorporation of subsidiary Wipf Doypak A.S in Turkey.
Expansion of medical and non-food packaging activities. Expansion into evolving markets outside Western Europe.
Wipf AG will be 100 years old.