About History


Manfred Janoschka founds the Janoschka family company in the southern German town of Kippenheim. In the first year of operation he starts with a five member team, which initially concentrates on print for the decor range. Janoschka meets the highest demand for quality during the development of wood, stone and fantasy decor, used in fabric printing, wallpaper, napkins or the furniture industry: Precision and a sense of innovation go hand in hand, so that products are reproduced as close as possible to the example of nature. Production of printing forms is already planned for the future and implemented in 1980.


The company has successfully established itself with 16 employees thanks to experience, knowledge and motivation. Janoschka also provides training places and plans a new production unit in the Kippenheim Industrial zone. The relocation into Mattweg 1 happens next year.


Janoschka enters into the business of printing form production for gravure with galvanic cylinder production. Digital imaging now has a permanent place in the company’s range of services immediately.


Janoschka grows further. The 73 employees in total and an increasing production volume require space. The first extension building takes place. The production area increases to 8,000 m². The turnover trend points upwards, and continues.


In the wake of the increased rise in turnover since the middle of the 1980s, Janoschka invests in a first fully automated copper line. The perfect interplay of highly-qualified staff and the most modern technical equipment becomes the company’s recipe for success from now on.


Janoschka establishes its first German subsidiary with Rotagraph in Sinsheim. Gravure cylinders for magazine and job printing are produced there, which includes printing the title pages of colour publications.


Thanks to participation in SWG, Janoschka consolidates its presence in Germany, while the development of the international network in France begins: Gravur d‘Azur in Avignon is the first foreign subsidiary. Lusogravura in Portugal already follows within the next year.


The path of expansion continues. The company building in Kippenheim is extended for the second time. Thanks to the investment in a fully automated chroming line, production of gravure cylinders becomes even more efficient.


Janoschka implements the highest quality demands with ISO certification in Kippenheim. Globally uniform production standards at the highest level are the designated goal so that capacities can be exchanged within the company network at any time. As a result, Kippenheim no longer remains the only ISO certified site.


The Janoschka network is growing. Thanks to Janoschka Polska and Gracilsa in Spain, the company opens up markets in two new countries. Two new subsidiaries are established in France with MTH and Nord Helio Service, while Repro-Form becomes the fourth German site.


Janoschka becomes active on the Asian market based in Malaysia. Together with Interprint, one of the globally leading decor printers, Janoschka founds Asian Pacific Engravers Malaysia as a joint venture in Kuala Lumpur. Janoschka Espana is created in parallel.

The production surface area in Kippenheim doubles. On 16,000 m², around 25,000 gravure cylinders are produced annually. Janoschka’s total turnover is almost 60 million euros .


Janoschka takes control of the first direct laser system in Kippenheim and consolidates its presence in France and Spain. With Eurogravure, the company is now directly represented in the French capital, while Janoschka Grabaciones is founded near Barcelona. In Germany, Janoschka gains with Packpool a recognised prepress specialist for graphics and reproductions in the packaging market. The subsidiary Packpool Swiss also becomes part of the Janoschka network two years later.


The planning phase for the new construction of the decor sector is concluded and is implemented this year. Janoschka invests in a second direct laser for the Kippenheim site. In France, Artcyl, Sopelpa and ZAG join the corporate network.


The success story continues. Janoschka achieves a turnover of more than 100 million euros worldwide with a workforce which has expanded to over 1,000 employees. With the investment in its first embossing unit, the company increases its capability on a targeted basis for customers from the tobacco industry. In addition, cooperation with the Argentinian company Bosisio & Hijos in Buenos Aires creates optimum conditions for entry into the South American market.


Janoschka consistently continues its internationalisation strategy. The company is now represented in Russia with Janoschka Pavlovsk in St. Petersburg. The production site in Kippenheim acquires a further embossing unit.


Janoschka invests in three further direct laser systems, which in addition to the site in Kippenheim are also used in Asia and Russia. This qualifies Janoschka further for cooperation with globally organised customers from the packaging market. Both laser technology and internationally uniform high production standards are essential here. With Fentsch Packaging Solutions, Janoschka gains a fifth site in Germany.


The company expands in the packaging market via Janoschka Barcelona. The branch is specialising in artwork and repro for FMCG packaging.

PaC.Space: Under the management of the software manufacturer GMG and Janoschka the ProTiefdruck project group from the European Rotogravure Association (ERA) works on the first uniform colour standard for packaging gravure. The goal is a uniform generation process for the printing form production of the required repro-data in order to reduce the time and costs. As a result of the project work, PaC.Space is exhibited to a specialist public next year at Drupa.


The first automated line enters into operation in Kippenheim at the start of the year. The entire production process for gravure cylinders can therefore be organised from electromechancial gravure to chroming with complete automation. This also gradually becomes the standard throughout all Janoschka branches.


With Image-to-Print Sun Chemical, Windmöller & Hölscher and Janoschka create a global series of events, which should give local printers, converters and brand owners an insight into the complexity of gravure. The first station is St. Petersburg in Russia. Malaysia, Thailand, Brazil and Argentina are already viewed as the next goals by the end of 2010.

One of the four embossing units goes to Janoschka Pavlovsk in the meantime.


Janoschka consolidates its presence in the Asian market. In August, Asia Pacific Engravers Vietnam is founded as a joint venture by Asia Pacific Engravers Malaysia and Hoang Kim Joint Stock.

In South America Janoschka further develops the strong market position of its subsidiary Bosisio. As one of the local leading prepress suppliers Bosisio already has a highly-modern automated line and starts as the first South American company with the direct laser line from December. The central target market for the new technology is the tobacco industry.


At the start of the year Janoschka México begins production. Gravure cylinders are imaged here with both electromechanical gravure as well as with the direct laser system. With a total of seven direct laser systems, Janoschka offers the biggest DLS network worldwide.


Two new branches are established in the Janoschka network. Janoschka Izmir is supplying the Turkish packaging and tobacco market with rotogravure printing formes. The local market and other European Janoschka sites benefit of the inhouse steelbase production.

The Indian holding in Mumbai serves as base for further expansion on the Asian market and Janoschka Graphics India is the first installed production site for graphical services.


The Janoschka Innovation Centre at Sächsische Walzengravur/SWG in Frankenberg, Germany, has its finger right on the pulse. A specially developed workflow for the engraving of printing and embossing forms (hapticCell), based on digital 3D data throughout, provides the basis for the new system for the packaging and decor industry.

The market's high interest in such applications is confirmed by the numerous participants in Janoschka Academy's third Innovation Day "Haptics decides" in September.


In 2012, Janoschka invested in a digital printing press, enabling the company to devote more resource than ever to its décor business unit. State-of-the-art digital printing on a variety of substrates, including glass, acrylic glass, anodised aluminium, wood and ceramics allows Janoschka to realise customer demands based on individual space concepts with a personal touch.

Since 2014, the company has also been providing renowned kitchen manufacturers with splashbacks. 


Janoschka publishes the first edition of its new customer magazine Linked in time for drupa.

Now in its 40th year, the company continues to be family-run. Janoschka employs around 1,200 staff at 24 sites in 14 countries, achieving an annual turnover of 100 million euros.


Janoschka expands its global footprint in Asia and establishes with Janoschka Philippines the fifth production plant in Far East. The production unit is supplying rotogravure printing tools and integrated graphic services to the converting and tobacco industry. To comply with customers' challenge for a short time-to-market, Janoschka Philippines started inhouse steelbase production in 2021.


To meet the growing demands of the brand customers, the “Brand Owner” business unit is transferred into a new company as of 1 July 2019. The new production agency Linked2Brands, headquartered in Munich , is a fully owned subsidiary of Janoschka. The competence and strength in the brands business are underscored with a new brand image.


Janoschka Aegean is the second production site in Turkey after Janoschka Izmir. The plant is supplying rotogravure steel bases to the converting and tobacco industry in various materials and with an annual capacity of 12 000 tubes. Besides Janoschka Aegean the new building of 5 600 m² production space is also hosting Linked2Brands Turkey.