More than 100 years of tradition and innovation
Heinrich Wipf acquires the mechanical paper bag production facility founded in 1882 by Carl Lüdin in Zürich and introduces flexographic printing.
First application of cellophane and aluminium fois in food packaging.
Introduction of gravure printing and film lamination. First vacuum packs for coffee.
Incorporation of Wipf Holding AG in Zürich.
Relocation of Wipf AG and Wipf Holding AG from Zürich to the new flexible packaging plant in Volketswil.
Introduction of blown film extrusion technology.
Production start of WICOVALVE® one-way aroma-protection/pressure-relief valve.
Introduction of blown film co-extrusion technology. First stand-up pouch machine installed in Volketswil.
Expansion into the EU. The Wipf Group acquires Paka Verpackungen GmbH, in Marchtrenk, Austria, later renamed Wipf Austria GmbH.
SAP implementation throughout the group.
First laser perforation system installed.
New building for pouch making department.
Installation of a gravure printing line, including washing plants and a fully automated cylinder logistics system.
Inauguration of a second triplex lamination machine. Installation of a second 10-colour gravure press.
Repatriation of Austrian manufacturing resources to Switzerland with intensified emphasis on production in Volketswil.
Outsourcing of PE film production.
Launch of digital printing for flexible packaging.
Incorporation of subsidiary Wipf Doypak A.S in Turkey.
The Wipf Group turned 100 on 1 January 2014.
Commissioning of a second HP Indigo 20000 digital press.
Incorporation of RC- Film LTD, Rayong, Thailand, JV. Production start of PP films.
Installation of a new pouch making machine, lamination machine and valve production system.
Acquisition of Michel Werkzeugbau AG, specialist in mold making and plastics technology.
Commissioning of a high-performance slitter rewinder with palletizing system incl. robot.
Significant increase in injection molding capacity at Michel Werkzeugbau AG after relocation to the new production building in Nänikon.
Winning of the Swiss Packaging Award in the category "Sustainability" with a 10 kg mono-material pouch for dry dog food. In addition, award and distinction of the pouch in the category "Special Prize Circular Economy".
Installation of an ultrasonic spout sealing system.
Installation of a photovoltaic system on the roof of the production building.