Offsetdruckerei Schwarzach
With far-sightedness into a successful future.

Entrepreneurial pioneering spirit
We assume responsibility

Man and the commitment to quality is at the centre of our actions: responsible, economical, sustainable. We invest in state of the art technologies and rely on future-oriented packaging solutions. Economic actions and proactive environmental protection are the cornerstones of our corporate philosophy.

For us, quality starts with the careful selection and training of employees. Together we focus on the development, manufacturing and optimisation of fine cardboard packaging and wet-glue labels.

Offsetdruckerei Schwarzach - Brief Overview
Specialised producer and refiner of fine cardboard packaging and labels
International design awards for folding box solutions
Employees: Approximately 335
Processing capacity: approx. 25,000 tons of cardboard and paper/annum
Production and storage area: 52,000 m²
Export ratio: 70%
Corporate network:,,,
Customers: international producers and suppliers of the consumer goods industry, producers of premium items for confectionery, luxury goods, cosmetics and other near-food and non-food areas, international trading groups.

The Management
Experienced, quality & responsibility conscious

Ralph Joser

Johannes Knapp


The History
of our Company

1913 Founding of company Vorarlberger Buchdruckerei in Dornbirn, Austria (known as VBG Holding AG today).

1955 Conversion from lithography to offset printing and specialisation on fine cardboard packaging and labels.

1968 Relocation from Dornbirn to Schwarzach: Construction of new plant for Offsetdruckerei Schwarzach.

1978 – 1988 Gradual expansion of business and construction of first high-bay warehouse.

1992 Become member of Fachverband der Papier und Pappe verarbeitenden Industrie Österreichs (Austrian Association of Paper and Cardboard Processing Industry).

1994 Introduction of Quality Management ISO 9001

1996 Installation of digital pre-press technology.

1999 New construction and expansion of pre-press, printing hall, stockrooms and administration facilities.

2003 Purchase of neighbouring property for operational use.

2005 Plant expansion to 35,500 m². Offsetdruckerei Schwarzach receives HACCP certification.

2006 Certification according to strictest European hygiene standard BRC Packaging and DPG deposit system.

2007 Investment of approx 7 million euros in new production equipment.

2008 Ground-breaking ceremony for major expansion to 52,000 m² of production area, construction of high-bay warehouse with pallet storage space for approx. 10,000 pallets.

2009 Certification for FSC®/PEFC and ClimatePartner.

2010 Commissioning of the new production areas and the high-bay warehouse

2011 ÖKOPROFIT certification:

2012 Climate-neutral company according to ClimatePartner.

2013 Commissioning of photovoltaic system with an annual power production of approximately 400,000 kWh.

2014 ISO 50001 certification – worldwide standard for the establishment of systematic energy management.