History of Stibo Complete

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.
1794
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.
1927
1949

Erik Kiær takes over

Hans Kiærs son, Erik Kiær, takes over ownership and management of the company.
1949
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.
1966
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.
1975
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.
1989
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.
1990
1994

200 years

The group celebrates its 200-year jubilee and builds a new head office in Aarhus.
1994
1997

Bookbinding facilities

The group invests in one of the world's largest bookbinding facilities.
1997
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.
2000
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.
2002
2005

Stibo Graphic

Stibo Graphic becomes two entities, Stibo Graphic and Stibo Graphic Software.
2005
2007

The Stibo Foundation

Stibo's owner, Aarhuus Stiftsbogtrykkeries Foundation, changes name to The Stibo Foundation.
2007
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.
2012
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.
2014
2015

Stibo Printing Solutions

The company is renamed Stibo Printing Solutions.
2015
2016

Sörmlands Grafiska AB

Stibo Printing Solutions buys the Swedish company, Sörmlands Grafiska AB, further strengthening its position as market leader in Scandinavia
2016
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.
2017
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'.
2018
2018

The Stibo group now consists of

- CCI Europe - Stibo Systems - Stibo Complete
2018
2018

Stibo Complete buys GigantPrint AB

Stibo Complete buys GigantPrint AB and becomes Scandinavia's largest provider of POS solutions.
2018
2020

Stibo Complete acquires Rosendahls

Stibo Complete acquires Rosendahls Print-Design-Media A/S and strengthens the company's position as full-service graphical company
2020