34 years of Topac – that means of 34 years of packaging for sound recordings, the German term for which (“Tonträgerverpackungen”) is the origin of our company name.

When Topac was founded on 8 June 1984, the company started producing packaging for records. Topac then kept pace with every technological advance in the media sector – from the record to the music cassette and from there to CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray and UHD technology. In this way, it became a specialist in the fully integrated production of cardboard packaging. Topac now supplies high-quality packaging for non-food items to a wide range of markets. An overview of some historic milestones:

2018 Procurement of a five-colour XL printing press (UV-Offset) from Heidelberg

2016 Procurement of a six-colour XL printing press from Heidelberg

2016 Our prepress company and print shop are both working in accordance with the latest ISO standard 12647-2:2013

2015 Foundation of Bertelsmann Printing Group and takeover of Topac

2015 Expansion of folding box gluing capabilities with a Bobst Masterfold A3 machine, which can also be used for special folding boxes

2011 Installation of a Kodak NexPress SE 3600 digital printing press for paper and cardboard products

2011 Calculation of the “Product Carbon Footprint” using a CO2 calculator provided by ClimatePartner in order to be able to offer carbon-neutral packaging

2011 A driverless transport system is commissioned

2010 Installation of an automatic extraction system for printed sheet waste at three flatbed punching machines

2009 Change of name from “topac MultimediaPrint GmbH” to “topac GmbH” and strategic realignment of the company

2009 FSC certification

2008 ISO 14001 certification

2007 Further expansion of production for cardboard products by introducing a third flatbed punching machine, a 6-colour UV press with perfecting and an additional folder gluer

2007 Introduction of an electronic production management system

2006 Developing the digital workflow by introducing a fully automatic CTP platesetter that includes a punching system

2006 FOGRA certification

2004 Further expansion of production for cardboard products by introducing a folder gluer, a tray gluer and a five-colour offset printing press

2003 Developing the digital workflow by introducing a platesetter

2002 New production location opened in Forbach, France

2002 Expansion of production for DVD cardboard products by introducing a tray gluer, a multipacker and a 4-colour offset printing press

2000 Takeover of Maack, a printing company in Lüdenscheid, Germany

1999 Establishing the “Computer to Plate” digital workflow

1998 Expansion of production for cardboard products by introducing a flatbed punching machine, CAD and sample manufacture

1996 Relocation from Carl-Bertelsmann-Strasse to Carl-Miele-Strasse and expansion in order to become a fully integrated special printing shop

1994 ISO 9001 certification

1992 IT-supported optimisation system

1989 Setting up the holography

1988 Establishing production for CD products

1984 The company is founded

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