Alois Zeiser, the company’s founder, contributed greatly to making the company clearly and unmistakably identifiable: Back in 1955, he started producing mechanical numbering machines.

The subsequent use of the machines in safety-relevant areas, the company’s innovative inkjet process, the development of expertise in the production of special inks and the development of software with high security architecture were only a few logical steps into the company’s further development as a leading provider of sophisticated personalization, customization and track & trace solutions.

1955 Alois Zeiser starts to produce mechanical numbering machines.
1965 In Emmingen, Zeiser moves into its own brand new production facility.
1972 The takeover of Moser numbering works in Furtwangen resulted in the creation of Zeiser KG united numbering works (Vereinigte Nummerierwerkefabriken).
1974 Zeiser goes into banknote numbering technology. The first international subsidiary is set up in England.
1983 Another subsidiary is set up in Italy.
1986 The company is expanding: another production facility has been commissioned.
1988 Another international subsidiary was set up in France.
1991 The strategic merger of Zeiser with the US-based company Atlantic Control Systems resulted in the creation of Atlantic Zeiser.
1992 By embarking on new digital inkjet technologies, the beginning of in-house ink development and the integration of video surveillance systems, Atlantic Zeiser became an international system integrator.
1996 Atlantic Zeiser Inc., the US-based subsidiary, starts cultivating the US market.
1998 Atlantic Zeiser acquires a majority interest in Tritron GmbH, a company specializing in inks and ink accessories for non-impact printing processes.
1999 Atlantic Zeiser enters the booming market of plastic cards with the CARDLINE, a modular high-performance system for personalization of cards.
2001 The plant in Emmingen is expanded once again.
2002 Orell Füssli Holding AG acquires Atlantic Zeiser. The listed Swiss company has earned a good reputation in the high-security printing segment.
2004 Atlantic Zeiser introduces its own printer system based on the drop-on-demand UV inkjet technology, which ensures excellent printing results. Against this background, the company starts to develop and sell complete systems for product coding and tracking. 2004 also saw the introduction of chip programming for cards. Moreover, the first ePassport personalization systems used for programming biometric data were produced.
2009 VISA & MasterCard grant approval for the DoD printing technology used to personalize flat financial cards. For the first time ever, Atlantic Zeiser presents a four-color printing system based on the DoD technology. In Malaysia, the first Asian subsidiary commences its business activities.
2010 Atlantic Zeiser takes over Böwe Cardtec GmbH and thus completes its know-how in the field of card personalization, card mailing, and software-based card management. Atlantic Zeiser establishes another subsidiary in Beijing.
2012 As a provider of sophisticated individualization and track & trace systems for efficient, comprehensive product tracking and secure verification and reliable counterfeiting protection, Atlantic Zeiser goes to the challenging pharmaceutical and cosmetics market.
2013 The CARDLINE VERSA is the best-selling personalization system for multi-voucher scratch cards, instant lottery applications, gift cards, and similar products.
2014 At the Interpack, Atlantic Zeiser presents MEDTRACKER, easy-to-implement, innovative software for serialization and track & trace of drug packages, which can be easily integrated into an existing heterogeneous hardware environment.

Ute Heiler

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