History

2016

Cooperation with the Italian packaging and display specialist Ondapack.

2015

STI Line now trades as InContrast and will continue to pioneer the UK POS market. 

2014

Cooperation with the Russian POS-experts VIRTU.

2011

Opening of the STI Group`s first Chinese design centre in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.

Installation of the new STI Center of Logistics Vogelsberg GmbH in Alsfeld.

2010

STI Group, Europe’s leading provider of PoS solutions and a major player in high quality packaging, has acquired the UK retail display business Line Packaging & Display Limited.

Acquisition of Schräder KG in Greven, a family-run company specialising in folding boxes.

Cooperation with American packaging and display experts WestRock. Expansion of production capacities in Rumburk (Czech Republic).

Hungarian folding box specialists Petõfi Nyomda Kft. integrated into the STI Group.

Activities in the UK are launched onto a new platform.

2005

Founding of HOME for kids e. V. by Dr. Kristina Stabernack.

2002

Establishing a high productive production facility for corrugated board in Alsfeld. – STI Corrugated GmbH.

1999

Founding of STI - Display Emballage Creation S.A.R.L. as a joint venture between STI - Gustav Stabernack GmbH and Grupo Miralles.

Strategic partnership with Frenkel - C.D. Ltd. (formerly Frenkel & Sons), Israel's leading packaging and display manufacturer.

1998

Introduction of STI - Service - Technology – International, a new umbrella brand for all companies and services in the group.

1990 - 1997

With the acquisition of Schröter + Bake AG, the corporate group ascends into the ranks of Europe's leading providers of high quality packaging and displays.

The creation of a new production facility in the Czech Republic and the founding of numerous European sales subsidiaries are a reaction to the rise of pan-European and even global markets.

1983

Foundation of Wilhelm-Stabernack-Stiftung.

1972

Annual revenues cross the 100 mn DM threshold for the first time.

1963

At the 1st Annual German Packaging Competition , a product from Gustav Stabernack GmbH, the "tokibox" easy-carry box, brings home a prize.

1960

Revenues climb to 10 mn DM.

1960-1970

Establishment of an internal pre-print unit as a profit center (now STI ProGrafik GmbH).

With the development of the first displays in the new plant in Grebenhain the STI Group strikes new paths. In addition to corrugated board, acrylic glass and plastics are used, too.

1955- 1960

The birth of offset-printed corrugated cardboard revolutionises the packaging market. With the development of chrowell (a cardboard sheet laminated on single-face corrugated cardboard and with offset printing), packaging does more than just protect and transport. It is now an advertising medium as well.

1951

Cornerstone laid on what is still the primary factory in Lauterbach.

First use of flexographic printing.

1945

Temporary relocation to a riding arena near Sickendorf. Working partially with machines rescued from the ruins and new developments, Richard Stabernack and his son Wilhelm pick up the production of film canisters and round containers for cheese.

1940-1944

Development of a steam-driven lamination machine that can enhance simple gray cartons and straw board with a high-glass paper. The result is packaging with advertising appeal.

Destruction of the production site in Offenbach.

1930-1940

Construction of in-house R&D department, industrial solutions through standardisation for the packaging field.

Development of a round container for cheese, with the Lauterbach creamery among the first customers.

1900-1920

Expansion of the bindery to include "cardboard product production" and installation of first automated technology.

1926

50th anniversary of company founding – the prevailing economic crisis was only tangentially felt.

Shoe cartons for Offenbach's leather goods industry and fine cardboard packaging are the company's primary products.

1879

Company founded by master book binder Gustav Emil Stabernack in Offenbach on Main.