Wilfried Philipp1956-2006, 50th work anniversary of the founder of industrial tampon printing, Mr Wilfried Philipp, owner of the TAMPOPRINT AG company.
1956Mr Wilfried Philipp began his career as a self-employed steel engraver.
1956The engraving establishment "Wilfried Philipp Industriegravuren" was founded as a one-man business.
by 1965,"Wilfried Philipp Industriegravuren" in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen had grown quickly to 15 employees.
1965The first company car of "Wilfried Philipp Industriegravuren"
1965The 1st mechanical tampon printing machine.
1968Occupation of the company's first premises of its own in Korntal-Münchingen.
1968"Fa. Industriegravuren" in Korntal-Münchingen owner W. Philipp
1968"Fa. Industriegravuren" in Korntal-Münchingen owner W. Philipp
1968Mr Wilfried Philipp, as a sub-exhibitor of a "friend", presented the world's first tampon printing machine here.
1971With the invention of the industrial tampon printing by Mr Wilfried Philipp in 1968, the first production machine using the open tampon printing system was put on the world market in 1971.
1971In 1971, at the K'71 in Düsseldorf, the first patented tampon printing machine "TS 100/1", a sensational innovation. The Swiss watch industry ordered 100 tampon printing machines and established the beginning of the mechanical engineering business.
1971Mr Wilfried Philipp, owner of over 150 patents from experimenting with various material mixtures based on silicone rubber. Today, the cold vulcanised silicone tampon is known worldwide as a tampon or printing tampon and has found innumerable imitators.
1975K'75 in Düsseldorf. In 1974, "Wilfried Philipp Industriegravieranstalt" was already represented by an agent in Japan.
197620th anniversary of the founding of the company by Wilfried Philipp.
1977founding of the TAMPOPRINT Sondermaschinen company, establishing the brand name TAMPOPRINT.
1977Founding of the mechanical engineering company "ALFA TOOLS Wilfried Philipp GmbH" in Westerheim.
1982TAMPOPRINT GmbH in Korntal-Münchingen Kallenberg. 1990 These premises were no longer big enough.
1994Founding of the subsidiary TAMPOPRINT Int. Corp. in USA/Florida. By 1977, a USA/Chicago TAMPOPRINT sales office had already been founded.
1998Award of the Business Medal for outstanding services to industry in Baden-Württemberg to Mr Wilfried Philipp.
1990Occupation of the new company head office in Korntal-Münchingen. 2000 TAMPOPRINT GmbH changes its legal status to an AG.
2000Occupation of the new company premises "ALFA TOOLS Spezialmachinenfabrik GmbH".
1956-2006, 50th work anniversary of the founder of industrial tampon printing, Mr Wilfried Philipp, Managing Director of TAMPOPRINT® AG.
Out of the widely spread and well known methods of the "Decalcier process of the watch industry", Mr Wilfried Philipp, after experimenting with various mixtures of materials, succeeded in manufacturing tampons (transfer media) based on silicone rubber, which combined many good printing properties.
Today, tampon printing is a worldwide established industrial decoration and labelling procedure. Product design and production process are no longer imaginable without tampon printing.
History of the founding of the TAMPOPRINT® AG company
1956 - 1968
The one-man business founded in 1956 as the engraving establishment "Wilfried Philipp Industriegravuren" grew rapidly with the invention of industrial tampon printing by Mr Wilfried Philipp, to 60 employees in 1968, with the occupation of the company's first premises of its own.
The world's first tampon printing machine was introduced at the Hanover trade fair.
1971 The first patented tampon printing machine, the "TS 100/1", was exhibited at the K'71 in Düsseldorf and was a sensational innovation. The ordering of 100 tampon printing machines by the Swiss watch industry established the beginning of the mechanical engineering business.
In 1974, "Wilfried Philipp Industriegravieranstalt" was already represented by an agent in Japan.
1977 Founding of a USA/Chicago TAMPOPRINT® sales office by one of our own employees from the tool manufacture. 1977 The Sondermaschinenbau TAMPOPRINT® was introduced. 1977 Founding of the mechanical engineering company "ALFA TOOLS® Wilfried Philipp GmbH" in Westerheim.
1980 Holding in the mechanical engineering company "ALFA TOOLS® Spezialmachinenfabrik GmbH" in Westerheim.
1981 After various new developments, the first rotary tampon printing machine could be built and sold.
1983 The world's first pneumatically driven tampon printing machine with "hermetically sealed ink/doctoring system" - the "ENCODER" (patented), was introduced at the K'83 in Düsseldorf
1984 Entry into the closure cap industry
1985 Takeover of the ALFA TOOLS® GmbH Spezialmachinenfabrik" company. By 1990, this had grown to 80 employees.
1987 First vertical rotary tampon printing unit for music cassettes
1988 The first mechanical high performance integrated tampon printing machine with "hermetic" system was introduced - the "Rapid 2000" tampon printing machine .
1989 Ground breaking ceremony for the new building for "TAMPOPRINT® GmbH" in the Lingwiesenstr.1, Korntal-Münchingen, Germany. In France, founding of the TAMPOPRINT® subsidiary "TAMPOPRINT® S.a.r.l.".
1990 Occupation of the current TAMPOPRINT® AG head office in Germany with 170 highly qualified employees. The first ALFALAS® labelling laser is introduced.
1993 Mr Wilfried Philipp had the innovative idea of manufacturing tampon printing clichés using laser technology. In the same year, the construction of a laser system was started.
1994 Building and occupation of the company's own building in France/Lyon. 1995 Official opening ceremony of the TAMPOPRINT® subsidiary "TAMPOPRINT® S.a.r.l.".
1994 Founding of the TAMPOPRINT® subsidiary in USA Florida "TAMPOPRINT® International Corporation".
1995 The first "VARIO" tampon printing machine v
1996 Vision of a three dimensional digital printing system. The piezo inkjet procedure using solvent-containing pigment inks plays a decisive role here.
First "TSG" tampon printing machine 1997
1998 40th work anniversary of the company founder Mr Wilfried Philipp and his enterprise with over 250 guests from the whole world in the Forum Ludwigsburg. First "Rotoprint" rotary tampon printing machine
First "V-DUO" and "TSQ" standard tampon printing machines introduced at the K'98 trade fair.
2000 Occupation of the new company building "ALFA TOOLS® Spezialmachinenfabrik GmbH"
Takeover of the agency branch "CMI S.A." in Spain and founding of the TAMPOPRINT® subsidiary in Barcelona "TAMPOPRINT® IBERIA S.A.U.".
First "Closure Print" rotary tampon printing system
First "Top Spin" rotary tampon printing system
2001 TAMPOPRINT® GmbH capital increase to 2M €. Change of legal status from GmbH to AG.
2002 Occupation of the head office extension of "TAMPOPRINT® AG" in Korntal-Münchingen, Germany.
First "Concentra" multi-ink tampon printing machine
First "MOF-PROMO" ALFALAS® laser for the labelling of the inside of plastic closure caps. First laser for ring pull system components.
First "DMD® EP 1600" industrial inkjet system. First "MOF" laser system for bottle caps
First "Top Spin" multi-ink
"50th work anniversary of the company founder Mr Wilfried Philipp.
Milestone in tampon printing.
First tampon printing machine with integrated cliché manufacture using laser engraving - "Hybrid 90-2".
Fastest tampon printing machine in the world "Speed 40-2"
New rotary tampon printing principle "HSC"
Improved technology of the rotary tampon printing stations "RTI 21-150" and the rotary tampon rollers.