1906

Founding

On July 23, 1906 the company Heyne & Penke was founded by Mr. Benno Heyne and Mr. Heinrich Penke in Holzminden.

1910

Construction of the first company-owned factory at Sparenbergstraße in Holzminden.

1925

Massive spatial and machine expansion.

1928

Construction of another production hall.

1954

Start of a significant renovation and construction phase.

1971

New printing machine hall and extension of the administration building at Sparenbergstraße in Holzminden.

1977

Further innovation: the first flexo film printing goes into production.

1989

Company location in Holzminden

Since the location of the company in Holzminden no longer allowed spatial expansion, the acquisition of property in Dassel.

1991

Opening the new factory building in Dassel and putting into operation a new flexographic printing machine.

1994

First certification according to DIN EN ISO 9002.

1995

New development at Heyne & Penke: production of the first transfer pictures/ tattoo series.

1998

Extension of the second production hall in Dassel. Putting into operation the 8-colour flexo printing machine Stellaflex from Windmöller & Hölscher.

2000

Launch of a regenerative incineration plant with a capacity of 40,000 m3 at the Dassel factory.

2001

Further expansion of the machinery park with a 9-colour gravure printing press Heliostar from Windmöller & Hölscher.
Innovation:
Gravure printing on film makes Heyne & Penke one of the few full-range suppliers in the flexible packaging area.

2002

Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001.

2003

Expansion of the plant in Dassel for the construction of the third hall.

2005

Putting into operation a Comexi Nexus Dual laminating machine.
From now on, even more efficient production of two-layer composites from different films using solvent-free adhesives up to a maximum laminating width of 1,315 mm.

2006

Extension

Construction of a 350 square metre ink store, expansion of the printing plant by 700 square metres and increase of the laboratory and material testing areas by 120 square metres.

Putting into operation a 10-colour gravure printing machine Heliostar GE10 with inline laminating system from Windmöller & Hölscher.

2007

Investment in a wax coating machine from Kroenert.
With a coating width of 1400 mm, this machine provides high production speed.
This allows applying a double-sided coating in a single operation, if desired, also as a glossy coating.

2008

In February 2008, we were certified by TÜV Nord according to the international standard DIN ISO 22000: 2005. Complex conditions include: strict HACCP principles. HACCP stands for "Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point" and guarantees our customers compliance with food safety regulations.

2010

In Dasssel: in July, the ceremony of completing the main structure of halls 4 and 5, and in September - the ceremony of laying the foundation for a new administration building.

2011

Completion of hall 4 (production hall for the slitter and packing)
and hall 5 (warehouse for finished goods and gravure cylinders).

2012

Umzug Dassel

Moving to Dassel
In January 2012, the administration moved to the newly built premises in Dassel. This completed the company’s final relocation from Holzminden to Dassel.
Peter Penke-Wevelhoff, as a General Manager, and Christoph Penke-Wevelhoff, as a Technical Director, took over the management of the company after the death of their father and former company owner Hans-Peter Penke-Wevelhoff.

2013

Putting into operation the new 8-colour flexographic Miraflex printing machine from Windmöller & Hölscher. This machine has 2 additional ink stations for lacquer and varnish applications.

2014

Investments

One million Euro Investment in production technology and environmental protection - construction of a photovoltaic park for own power generation, besides others.

2015

- Putting into operation a new Bobst laminating machine
- BRC certification

2016

Extension of the production halls

2017

Putting into operation a new 11-colour gravure printing machine Heliostar SL from Windmöller & Hölscher

2018

Expansion

Further expansion of infrastructure and machinery park

2019

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