History

1906
Foundation of the Heyne & Penke company by Messrs. Benno Heyne and Heinrich Penke on the 23rd of July, 1906 in Holzminden.

1910
Erection of the first company-owned factory in the Sparenbergstraße in Holzminden.

1925
Extension of the existing space and machinery on a large scale.

1928
Setting up a further production hall.

1954
Start of a significant renovation- and development phase.  

1971
A new printing machine hall and extending the office building in the Sparenbergstraße in Holzminden.

1977
The first flexographic printing on foil, representing a further innovation.  

1989
As the spacial resources at the company location in Holzminden are exhausted, a plot of land is purchased in Dassel.

1991
Official opening of the newly-built factory at the location of Dassel, and taking a new flexographic printing machine into operation.

1994
First certification according to DIN EN ISO 9002.

1995
Production of the first transfer pictures / tattoo series, a new development of Heyne & Penke.

1998
Extension of a second production hall built in Dassel. Taking a Stellaflex 8-colour flexographic printing machine by Windmöller & Hölscher into operation.

2000
Taking a regenerative post-combustion plant with a capacity of 40,000 m3 into operation at the factory in Dassel.

2001
Extension of the machinery equipment by a 9-colour gravure printing machine type Heliostar by  Windmöller & Hölscher.

Innovation:
Gravure printing on foil, making Heyne & Penke one of the few full service providers for flexible packaging.

2002
Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001.

2003
Extending the factory in Dassel by a third production hall.

2005
Taking a Comexi-laminating machine, type Nexus Dual into operation, for an even more efficient production of two-layered composites of various foils by using solvent-free adhesives, up to a maximum order width of 1315 mm.

2006
Construction of a 350 sq.m. warehouse for printing colours, extending the printing plant by 700 sq.m. and enlarging the laboratory and material testing by 120 sq.m.

Taking a 10-colour gravure printing machine Windmöller & Hölscher Heliostar GE10 with an inline-laminator into operation.

2007
Investing in a wax-coating plant by Kroenert.

This machine with a coating width of 1400 mm allows for a high production speed. One single working step performs a double-sided coating, and, if requested, also as a high-gloss coating.

2008
In February 2008, we were certified by the TÜV Nord (Technical Surveillance Association North) according to the international standard DIN ISO 22000: 2005.  The extensive conditions include, amongst others, strict HACCP principles. HACCP stands for “Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point“ and guarantees our customers that the food safety regulations are observed.

2010
In Dassel : In July the „topping-out ceremony“ takes place at the new constructions of Halls 4 and 5 and September sees the ground-breaking ceremony for the new office building .

2011
Hall 4 is finished (Production Hall for the reel splitter machines and packing department)
and also Hall 5 (Storage Hall for finished products and gravure printing cylinders).

2012
In January the administration moves to the new building in Dassel. This concludes the relocation of the company from Holzminden to Dassel.

Peter Penke-Wevelhoff as Commercial Director und Christoph Penke-Wevelhoff as Technical Director took over the company management following their late father and former owner of the company Hans-Peter Penke-Wevelhoff.

2013
Taking a new Miraflex 8-colour-flexographic printing machine by Windmöller & Hölscher into operation. This flexographic printing machine is equipped with 2 additional inking units for lacquer application.

2014
Investments in production technology and environment protection e.g. new photovoltaic park for generating our own solar electricity.

2015
- Our new Bobst laminating machine went into operation.
- BRC-Certification

2016
extension of production halls

2017
start-up of a brand-new 11 colors rotogravure printing machine Heliostar SL von W & H

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