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1765     Foundation of Michael Huber München
1815     Company starts manufacturing printing inks  
1817     Foundation of Hostmann-Steinberg in Celle
1847     Foundation of E.T. Gleitsmann in Dresden
1888     Hostmann-Steinberg manufactures chromatic inks
1955     Foundation of Hostag in Switzerland
1962     Foundation of Hostmann-Steinberg, Canada
1965  » Foundation of Druckfarbenfabrik Max Stehlin in Switzerland
 » Market launch of the 1-kg vacuum-sealed can for offset inks
1969     Foundation of Druckfarben-Verkaufsgesellschaft in Austria
1976  » Holding in E.T. Gleitsmann, Berlin
 » Acquisition of Max Stehlin AG, Switzerland
 » Market launch of the Repro-Print computer
1977     Takeover of Hostmann-Steinberg and its subsidiaries
1980  » Merger of the Swiss companies to form Stehlin + Hostag AG
 » Introduction of the CRS computer formulation system
1981     Market launch of de-inkable printing inks
1982     Line production for publication gravure inks
1984     Introduction of the 1000-kg returnable container for offset inks
1986     Introduction of the ACRYLAC dispersion varnishes
1987     Foundation of Info-Lab, Ireland
1988  » Takeover of Gestetner toner production
 » Introduction of the "Formel 372 Plus" binding-agent system
 » Acquisiton of National Printing Inks Company, USA
1991  » Market launch of the CORONA heavy-metal gold printing inks
 » Foundation of MHM Holding GmbH, Dresden
1993     Market launch of water-based gold and silver inks
1996     Market launch of the printing-ink cartridge system
1997  » Foundation of Michael Huber Polska
 » Foundation of Michael Huber Hungaria
 » Takeover of ATS Color, Italy
 » Foundation of Michael Huber Bulgaria
 » Introduction of the HIGHLY IMPROVED TECHNOLOGY (HIT)
 » Takeover of Tipolit, Spain
1998  » Renaming of E.T. Gleitsmann to Gleitsmann Security Inks
 » Takeover of Elfotec, Switzerland
 » Takeover of HST Druckinkten, Netherlands
 » Foundation of Hostmann-Steinberg Belgium
 » Takeover of Général Grafic, France
1999  » Foundation of Michael Huber CZ, Czech Republic
 » Foundation of Hostmann-Steinberg Sweden
 » Renaming of Druckfarben-Verkaufsgesellschaft in Michael Huber Austria
2000  » Market launch of CORONA MGA und DC for foodstuffs packaging
 » Foundation of Hostmann-Steinberg Suomi, Finland
 » Market launch of the HIT ORDER TRANSFER SYSTEM (HOT)
 » Founding of the sales company Michael Huber München Türkiye in     Istanbul/Turkey
2001  » Foundation of Tipolit Portugal S.A. based in Fernao Ferro/Portugal
 » Majority holding by the hubergroup in Stehlin Hostag Ink UK Ltd in
    Nottingham/England
2002  » The members of the hubergroup appear under the common hubergroup logo
 » Holding by the hubergroup in Druckfarben HELLAS A.E.B.E. in     Aspropyrgos/Greece
 » Foundation of ATS Chile
 » Foundation of HST South Africa
 » Foundation of Elfotec Ireland Ltd.
2003  » Renaming of ATS Italia in Huber Italia
 » Renaming of ATS Chile in Huber Chile
 » Foundation of INK ACADEMY in Munich
 » Foundation of Hostmann-Steinberg Asia in Bangkok
 » Sale of Michael Huber Bulgaria
 » Sale of HST Norge
2004  » The MGA-factories in Ireland and Munich started working
 » Renaming of Tipolit Portugal as Stehlin + Hostag Portugal
 » Foundation of Hostmann-Steinberg RUS in Moscow
 » Foundation of Hostmann-Steinberg Denmark A/S
2005  » Foundation of hubergroup China in Hong Kong
 » Foundation of Michael Huber Ukraine in Kiev
 » Foundation of Hostmann-Steinberg Brasil Ltda. in São Paulo
2006  » Majority holding by the hubergroup in Micro Inks Limited in India
 » Foundation of Hostmann - Steinberg Eesti OÜ ( Estland )
 » Foundation of Hostmann - Steinberg Australia Pty.
 » Sale of Elfotec AG
2007  » Takeover of Graphocolor Ireland
 » Renaming of Général Grafic France in HUBER France SAS
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