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Interprint goes down in history

Interprint goes down in history

Who we are, from where we come and what is going on in the world.

  • 2015

    New Horizons

    The German research ship, 'Sonne', has been exploring unknown worlds in the deep sea. New worlds in decor printing are also unlocked by the world's first industrial digital printing machine at Interprint.

    A fascination with outer space. The NASA probe, 'New Horizons', is passing the dwarf planet Pluto. Interprint is looking towards new horizons in South America, with the start of production in Brazil.

  • 2014

    Teamwork

    The world marvels at the German team's amazing football skills as Germany wins the World Cup in Brazil.

    Interprint expands its international team by building a new production plant in Curitiba, Brazil, and a sales office in Pretoria, South Africa.

  • 2013

    Plural

    For the first time in nearly 800 years, there are two living popes: Pope Benedict XVI resigns and is succeeded by Pope Francis.

    The Interprint decor book Living in Contrasts receives no less than three awards: the Red Dot Award: Communication Design, the renowned Innovation Award of the German Printing Industry and the 2014 iF design award for Communication.

  • 2011

    Worldwide

    Prince William and Kate Middleton get married at Westminster Abbey, a ceremony that was broadcast worldwide by the media.  

    Interprint implements 'Digital Sample Production' worldwide and opens a sales office in Brazil.

  • 2010

    Activities

    The increased activity of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull paralyses air traffic in northern and central Europe for weeks.

    Interprint becomes active in Spain and Turkey, with new sales offices opening in Madrid and Istanbul respectively.

  • 2009

    At the top

    The Burj Khalifa in Dubai reaches its definitive height of 828 metres and becomes the world's tallest skyscraper at this time.

    Interprint presents its decors at Design Post in Cologne during the interzum fair for the first time – and reaps top praise from the visitors.

  • 2008

    Counter-cyclical

    The global financial crisis reaches its first critical peak with the bankruptcy of the US financial services company Lehman Brothers.

    In the midst of this global crisis, Interprint invests in a new production plant in Yegoryevsk, Russia.

  • 2007

    Creativity

    Apple invents the iPhone and the age of the smartphone begins.

    The Interprint Furniture Days are held for the first time this year. This annual workshop for decision makers from the international furniture industry has since become Interprint's main event.

  • 2006

    Time to celebrate

    The world celebrates the 250th anniversary of the birth of the composer Mozart.

    Interprint celebrates the opening of its engraving and design centre in Arnsberg, Germany, and a new production plant in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA.

  • 2003

    An end and a beginning

    It's the end of an era: the very last VW Beetle – at that time the top seller around the world in the history of cars – rolls off the production line in Mexico.

    Meanwhile, it's the beginning of an era for Interprint as it opens a production plant in Changzhou, China.

  • 2001

    Going east

    The People's Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization (WTO).

    That same year, Interprint opens a sales office in Shanghai, China.

  • 1998

    Newcomers

    In its vibrant shade of Bondi blue, the Apple iMac adds a splash of creative colour to dreary desks around the world.

    Interprint sets new standards in the eastern European markets thanks to its new production plant in Poland.

  • 1997

    Going places

    The Pathfinder probe navigates its way through space and lands on Mars.

    Interprint navigates its way over the Alps to Italy, where it opens its sales office Interprint Italia S.r.l.

  • 1995

    New territory

    The artist couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude really know how to push back frontiers: they wrap Germany's Reichstag. Interprint goes beyond its continental frontiers for the second time, opening a new production plant in Malaysia to cater for the Asian region.

  • 1994

    Success stories

    Forrest Gump is the biggest film of the year and wins six Oscars.

    Meanwhile, Interprint develops a new decor and calls it 'Wild Pear'. It proves to be one of Interprint's most successful decors for the next two decades.

  • 1990

    Reunited

    Germany is reunified and the Iron Curtain in eastern Europe falls.

    Before the year is out, Interprint has opened a sales office in Moscow, Russia.

  • 1983

    Number one

    Michael Jackson's Thriller is number one in the US charts for 37 weeks.

    Interprint establishes its first subsidiary in the USA. Interprint, Inc. is now the number one for decor printing in North America.

  • 1971

    Eye-catching

    Greenpeace is founded and, in the years that follow, draws people's attention to the issue of environmental protection with some spectacular campaigns.

    Interprint first attracts attention at Interzum and goes on to make itself the talk of the town again and again with its surprising trade fair appearances.

  • 1969

    Pioneers

    The first man lands on the moon and the enterprise of space exploration moves into a new dimension.

    Meanwhile back on earth, the entrepreneur Paul Wrede is exploring a new dimension in the wood materials market: surfaces. He founds the decor printing company Interprint.