65 Years of Schreiner Group: When Labels Turn into High-Tech

On October 1, 2016, Schreiner Group celebrated its 65th anniversary. As early as in 1951, the year the company was established, its two founders, Theodor and Margarete Schreiner, succeeded in producing and selling their first embossed seal stamps and labels. To reduce the costs of printing plates back in those days, they replaced the gravures commonly used up to then by etched metal stamps.   

The discovery and deployment of self-adhesion technology by their son, Helmut Schreiner, in the 1960s resulted in a progressive expansion of the product range and the company being renamed “Etiketten-Schreiner” (“Schreiner Labels”). 

On October 1, 2016, Schreiner Group celebrated its 65th anniversary. As early as in 1951, the year the company was established, its two founders, Theodor and Margarete Schreiner, succeeded in producing and selling their first embossed seal stamps and labels. To reduce the costs of printing plates back in those days, they replaced the gravures commonly used up to then by etched metal stamps.   

The discovery and deployment of self-adhesion technology by their son, Helmut Schreiner, in the 1960s resulted in a progressive expansion of the product range and the company being renamed “Etiketten-Schreiner” (“Schreiner Labels”). 

Embossed seal stamps mark the beginning of today’s labels.
PolyScript labels, for the first time, made it possible to add variable data to pre-printed labels using computers.

1984 marked the beginning of a reorientation toward engineering-based industries and birth of the subsequent Schreiner ProTech business unit. The company, now named “Schreiner Etiketten- und Selbstklebetechnik” (“Schreiner Labels and Self-Adhesion Technology), produced nameplates for subsequent overprinting with variable data by means of EDP systems, dot-matrix or thermal transfer printers. Today, nameplates for instance are found in cars, on wireless routers, meters for heat and electricity, etc. 


1988
 was the year in which an initial contact was established with a pharmaceutical company for which Pharma-Tac, the world’s first hanger label for infusion bottles, was developed. From then on, the company specialized in areas of interest to the pharmaceutical industry with a dedicated business unit, the predecessor of Schreiner MediPharm.


For the Austrian Highway Corporation and the German Social Security Administration, Schreiner developed exciting self-adhesion products: the freeway toll sticker (vignette) and the photo protection film for the social security card. Both belong to the industrial segment of "Security and Authentication” for which the company’s third and most recently formed business unit, Schreiner PrinTrust, is responsible.

Since its founding, the company has evolved from a small garage business into a high-tech producer of specialty labels and self-adhesive functional parts with an international footprint. Cars, pharmaceutical products, household appliances, components for industrial uses or official documents—there is hardly a field in which the wide range of Schreiner products cannot be found. Today, the former label printing shop produces practically anything that is adhesive, sophisticated, innovative and multi-functional. 


If It Can Be Done, Schreiner’s The One

“Word of this automatic reflex soon got around and contributed to our reputation of being a problem-solver,” says Roland Schreiner, the third-generation CEO since 2012, “and because we serve industries that are primarily focused on functional features, more and more companies would turn to us over time.”  

Although the high-tech functional labels and marking solutions from Schreiner Group typically go unnoticed, all of us depend on these small multi-talents in everyday life. That is why on our business unit pages we feature selected product highlights that everyone is likely to come across on a daily basis.

Pharma-Tac, a label with a hanger for infusion bottes, is one of the first and most important functional labels.
PolyScript labels, for the first time, made it possible to add variable data to pre-printed labels using computers.
Pharma-Tac, a label with a hanger for infusion bottes, is one of the first and most important functional labels.
The Austrian freeway toll sticker (vignette) is one of the most famous self-adhesion products.

Since its founding, the company has evolved from a small garage business into a high-tech producer of specialty labels and self-adhesive functional parts with an international footprint. Cars, pharmaceutical products, household appliances, components for industrial uses or official documents—there is hardly a field in which the wide range of Schreiner products cannot be found. Today, the former label printing shop produces practically anything that is adhesive, sophisticated, innovative and multi-functional. 


If It Can Be Done, Schreiner’s The One

“Word of this automatic reflex soon got around and contributed to our reputation of being a problem-solver,” says Roland Schreiner, the third-generation CEO since 2012, “and because we serve industries that are primarily focused on functional features, more and more companies would turn to us over time.”  

Although the high-tech functional labels and marking solutions from Schreiner Group typically go unnoticed, all of us depend on these small multi-talents in everyday life. That is why on our business unit pages we feature selected product highlights that everyone is likely to come across on a daily basis.