History

Stibo Complete - 1794 Aarhuus Stiftsbogtrykkerie is founded

1794

Aarhuus Stiftsbogtrykkerie is founded

Aarhuus Stiftsbogtrykkerie is founded by journeyman printer Niels Lund. The first customers are the King, the Church, neighbourhood shops and the local newspaper, Aarhus Stiftstidende.

Stibo Complete - 1927 Aarhus Stiftstidende is sold

1927

Aarhus Stiftstidende is sold

The company divests Aarhus Stiftstidende. Businessman Hans Kiær buys Aarhuus Stiftsbogtrykkerie, which by this point is a well-recognised printing company employing 60 people.

Stibo Complete - 1949 Erik Kiær takes over

1949

Erik Kiær takes over

Hans Kiærs son, Erik Kiær, takes over ownership and management of the company.

Stibo Complete - 1966 The Aarhuus Stiftsbogtrykkerie Foundation

1966

The Aarhuus Stiftsbogtrykkerie Foundation

The foundation "Aarhuus Stiftsbogtrykkeries Fond" is formed and owner Erik Kiær transfers all his shares to the foundation. The aim of the foundation is to secure the long-term development of the company and its survival.

Stibo Complete - 1975 An information technology breakthrough

1975

An information technology breakthrough

A partnership is formed with the American company Computer Composition Inc. The purpose is to optimise the technology employed in the production of large telephone directories. This results in a significant breakthrough in the use of information technology.

Stibo Complete - 1989 A fully digital production line

1989

A fully digital production line

Stibo is one of the first companies in the world to reach a stage where it can manage data and print illustrations in four colours, producing catalogues and telephone directories in a fully digital production process.

Stibo Complete - 1990 Stibo Graphic established

1990

Stibo Graphic established

Stibo Graphic, the group's large heatset printing department, is established in Horsens. As a result of a steadfast focus on quality and efficiency, Stibo Graphic becomes a major player in the European printing market within a very few years.

Stibo Complete - 1994 200 years

1994

200 years

The group celebrates its 200-year jubilee and builds a new head office in Aarhus.

Stibo Complete - 1997 Bookbinding facilities

1997

Bookbinding facilities

The group invests in one of the world's largest bookbinding facilities.

Stibo Complete - 2000 The largest technology investment to date

2000

The largest technology investment to date

One of the group's most extensive investments in technology is the purchase of a 96-page LithoMAN IV, a heatset press that is one of the world's largest printing machines.

Stibo Complete - 2002 From Aarhuus Stiftsbogtrykkerie to Stibo

2002

From Aarhuus Stiftsbogtrykkerie to Stibo

The group changes name from Aarhuus Stiftsbogtrykkerie to Stibo and now consists of the following business areas:
Stibo Graphic: publishing solutions within print and electronic publishing
CCI Europe: editing, advertising and archiving systems for newspaper publishers around the world.
Stibo Catalogues: catalogue management and content management for the publication of print and electronic media.

Stibo Complete - 2005 Stibo Graphic

2005

Stibo Graphic

Stibo Graphic becomes two entities, Stibo Graphic and Stibo Graphic Software.

Stibo Complete - 2007 The Stibo Foundation

2007

The Stibo Foundation

Stibo's owner, Aarhuus Stiftsbogtrykkeries Foundation, changes name to The Stibo Foundation.

Stibo Complete - 2012 Color Print A/S and Scanprint A/S

2012

Color Print A/S and Scanprint A/S

Stibo acquires Color Print A/S and Scanprint A/S. Together with Stibo Graphic, Stibo's printing division is now the leading printing company in Scandinavia.

Stibo Complete - 2014 Greentech Rotaprint and Skånsk Repro

2014

Greentech Rotaprint and Skånsk Repro

Stibo Graphic takes over Greentech Rotaprint and Skånsk Repro as part of the company's acquisition and consolidation strategy.

Stibo Complete - 2015 Stibo Printing Solutions

2015

Stibo Printing Solutions

The company is renamed Stibo Printing Solutions.

Stibo Complete - 2016 Sörmlands Grafiska AB

2016

Sörmlands Grafiska AB

Stibo Printing Solutions buys the Swedish company, Sörmlands Grafiska AB, further strengthening its position as market leader in Scandinavia

Stibo Complete - 2017 Stibo Printing Solutions is the market leader

2017

Stibo Printing Solutions is the market leader

Stibo Printing Solutions is the market leader and the print division now consists of the following companies: Stibo Graphic, Color Print, Scanprint, Stibo Media and Sörmlands Printing Solutions.

Stibo Complete - 2018 Stibo Complete

2018

Stibo Complete

Stibo Printing Solutions becomes Stibo Complete. This brings all the companies together under a single brand name. The vision of Stibo Complete is to provide 'Better Marketing Solutions'.

Stibo Complete - 2018 The Stibo group now consists of

2018

The Stibo group now consists of

- CCI Europe
- Stibo Systems
- Stibo Complete

Stibo Complete - 2018 Stibo Complete buys GigantPrint AB

2018

Stibo Complete buys GigantPrint AB

Stibo Complete buys GigantPrint AB and becomes Scandinavia's largest provider of POS solutions.