Stibo was founded in 1794. During the years, we have developed from being a traditional printing house into a modern, advanced international company excelling at graphic processes, production and software. Having been in business for more than 200 years, our history plays an important role in our company’s culture today. Below we have listed some of the highlights of our history:
Stibo acquires Color Print A/S and Scanprint A/S. With its three well-established brands: Color Print, Scanprint and Stibo Graphic, Stibo's printing division becomes Scandinavia's leading printing company.
CCI Magazine changes name to ’magPeople – a Stibo company’ in order to ensure the company a more independent profile than today and which also gives a visible proof of the company’s focus on the magazine-segment and related services.
Stibo Catalog changes name to Stibo Systems as part of a rebranding effort enabling Stibo Systems to better align its corporate identity with its expanded strategic focus on MDM solutions.
The foundation which owns Stibo changes name from Aarhuus Stiftsbogtrykkerie to Stibo-Fonden.
Stibo creates a new business unit CCI Magazine which offers a software solution (editorial tool) directed at magazine publishers.
Stibo takes over Knowbody Aps. Knowbody develops software solutions directed at automating and optimizing graphic production processes with particular focus on Adobe’s product suite.
Stibo Graphic is divided into two divisions, Stibo Graphic and Stibo Graphic software.
Hans O. Damgaard is appointed Group Chief Executive and takes over the management of the Group.
CCI Europe officially releases its new editorial content management system, CCI NewsGate.
Major changes to our company structure are carried out in order to keep focus on our most important business areas. At the same time, our company name is changed from Aarhuus Stiftsbogtrykkerie to Stibo. As from August 2002, the group consists of 3 divisions:
- Stibo Graphic: Publishing solutions within print and electronic publishing. Our customers are large European publishers of telephone directories, catalogues, periodicals and magazines.
- CCI Europe : Editorial, advertising and archiving systems to newspaper publishers all over the world.
- Stibo Catalog: Unique solutions for catalogue management and content management for publishing in any printed or electronic media.
The group invests approx. DKK 180 million in a new corporate residence for CCI Europe. The new state-of-the-art building has won a lot of architectural prizes.
The Group makes its largest technology investments so far by acquiring a 96-page LithoMAN IV, which is one of the world's largest heatset printing presses.
CCI Europe launches the new BaseLine project model.
CCI Europe releases the first version of its cross media advertising sales solution, CCI AdDesk Sales.
Vilhelm Hvid is appointed Group Chief Executive and takes over the management of the Group together with Managing Director, Hans O. Damgaard.
The Group invests in one of the world's largest binding facilities: 40-50 stations of 96 pages each.
CCI Europe releases its new editorial solution, CCI NewsDesk Editorial, as well as the new ad production solution, CCI AdDesk Production.
The company celebrates its 200th anniversary and builds a new head office.
CCI Europe introduces its CCI NewsDesk Pagination System.
CCI Europe wins its first North American newspaper contract.
CCI Europe releases the CCI LayoutChamp tool targeted for editorial page design.
The rapid development within information technology leads to new activities in the company. Some of the new activities show so much potential that they develop into independent business areas and divisions.
Stibo Graphic, the large heatset department of the Group, is founded in Horsens. As a result of an unyielding focus on quality and efficiency, Stibo Graphic has, in only a few years, become a major player on the European printing market.
As one of the first companies in the world, we are able to handle all data and illustrations in 4 colours for catalogues and telephone directories in one fully digital production flow. This technology allows our customers to benefit from the very efficient page make-up.
CCI Europe shifts focus from the traditional graphics market into the newspaper publishing market.
CCI Europe releases the first version of its WYSIWYG pagination tool, CCI PageChamp.
Stibo Catalog opens its first office in the United States.
CCI Europe completes the conversion of its software into the UNIX platform.
CCI Europe centralizes all developments to its corporate headquarter in Denmark.
CCI Europe is founded on the basis of an earlier purchase of Computer Composition Inc. In the beginning CCI Europe concentrated on developing systems for composing rooms and repro companies but since the mid 1980's, CCI Europe has concentrated its development activities on servicing customers in the newspaper industry. Today, CCI Europe excels at supplying cross-media solutions to the newspaper industry and has set up subsidiaries in Europe and USA.
Stibo Catalog (formerly known as Stibo Datagrafik and The Stibo Group) is established with the purpose of serving large international companies by handling these companies' product information to their customers. During the 1980's and 1990's, Stibo Catalog sets up regional offices in Great Britain, USA, Singapore and Germany.
The cooperation with the American company Computer Composition Inc. is initiated. The purpose of this project is to optimise the technology used for the production of large telephone directories. The result is a major breakthrough in the use of information technology, which stimulated the implementation of considerable productivity improvements for our customers within publishing of product catalogues as well as the Yellow Pages telephone directories.
Jørgen Bjerregaard, one of the first members of the Group management with a university degree in economics, takes over the management of the Group.
The foundation "Aarhuus Stiftsbogtrykkeries Fond" is founded and the owner (Erik Kiær) transfers all his shares to the foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to ensure the long-term development and survival of the company. Since then, the profit of the company has been invested in new technology as well as in expanding and consolidating the activities of the Group.
Erik Kiær succeeds his father, Hans Kiær, as owner and manager of the company.
The company sells off the local newspaper, Aarhus Stiftstidende.
Hans Kiær buys Aarhuus Stiftsbogtrykkerie, which at that time was a renowned provincial printing house with 60 employees. Hans Kiær was an industrious businessman and a pioneer within the technological development of his company.
The printing house is mentioned in the book "Dansk Provinsindustri 1885" (Industry in the provinces of Denmark 1885) in which the number of employees is listed as 30.
Aarhuus Stiftsbogtrykkerie is founded as a company under royal charter by the Danish printer's assistant Niels Lund. In the beginning Aarhuus Stiftsbogtrykkerie primarily prints for the Church, the King, job printing shops as well as for a local newspaper.