Our History

FAST-MOVING

From humble beginnings to a global player.

OUR HISTORY

Past. Present. Future.

Atlantic Zeiser has its roots in the company Zeiser, founded in 1955, where Alois Zeiser started producing mechanical numbering machines. In the 1990s, the company moved into the digital printing technology.

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 brand protection solutions.

Atlantic Zeiser provides solutions for complex tasks, which are characterized by efficiency, reliability, and future compatibility. Since we develop and produce all core technologies in-house, our customers benefit from an unrivaled know-how chain of hardware, software, and ink solutions. We offer compelling solutions from a single source.

Milestones

2019
With the DIGILINE Versa Inline module Atlantic Zeiser enters the Consumer Goods Packaging market. The inline solution enables brand owners of consumer packaged goods inline late-stage packaging customization.

2018
Atlantic Zeiser joins the Coesia Group with its business segments Card Systems, Packaging Printing and Inkjet Technologies. The remaining business operation is renamed ZEISER and continues as a subsidiary of the Orell Füssli AG with its focus on supplying the security printing industry with impact and non-impact serialization solutions.

2016
Serialization meets Late-Stage Customization: with the new OMEGA Pro UV inkjet generation and the new DIGILINE Versa system Atlantic Zeiser presents the latest DoD inkjet technology for late-stage packaging printing and serialization.

2015
The global debut at Cartes: PERSOMASTER EMV banking card personalization system – the first DoD solution specifically for banking cards.

2014
At Interpack Atlantic Zeiser presents DIGILINE Versa, a system solution for late-stage packaging printing, serialization and coding.

2013
The CARDLINE VERSA is the best-selling personalization system for multi-voucher scratch cards, instant lottery applications, gift cards, and similar products.

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.

2011
Atlantic Zeiser is one of the technology leaders for DoD inkjet printing systems.

2009
VISA & MasterCard grant approval for the drop-on-demand (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.
Other new development is the Gray Market Control software for gray market and CRM coding.

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.

2002
Orell Füssli Holding AG acquires Atlantic Zeiser. The listed Swiss company has earned a good reputation in the high-security printing segment.

1999
Atlantic Zeiser enters the booming market of plastic cards with the CARDLINE, a modular high-performance system for personalization of Cards.

1998
Atlantic Zeiser acquires a majority interest in Tritron GmbH, a company specializing in inks and ink accessories for non-impact printing processes.

1996
Atlantic Zeiser Inc., the US-based subsidiary, starts cultivating the US market.

1992
By embarking on new inkjet technologies, the beginning of in-house ink development and the integration of video surveillance systems, Atlantic Zeiser became an international system integrator.

1991
The strategic merger of Zeiser with the US-based company Atlantic Control Systems resulted in the creation of Atlantic Zeiser.

Atlantic Zeiser has its roots in the company Zeiser, founded in 1955, where Alois Zeiser starts to produce mechanical numbering machines. In the 1990s, the company moves into the digital printing technology.

OUR HISTORY