Founding of the company by Karl Knauer as a cardboard manufacturing and paper processing plant in Biberach/Baden (Germany)
New construction and relocation to the company to Zeller Straße 14 in Biberach/Baden
Entry into high-grade refinement through offset printing
Entry of note advertisement means into the product assortment range
Introduction of gift packaging into the assortment range
Maria Knauer, wife of the company founder Karl Knauer, becomes a member of the management and remains in this position until 1996
Delivery of the first packaging system produced in the in-house machine construction department
Ludwig Dilger becomes a member of the management and remains in this position until 2002
Company expansion by 5,000 m²
Federal Cross of Merit awarded to the company's founder Karl Knauer for special merits to the people and the state.
Richard Kammerer becomes a member of the management
Death of the company founder Karl Knauer
First certification in accordance with the quality management system DIN EN ISO 9001.2000
Olaf Pohl, son-in-law of the company founder Karl Knauer, becomes a member of the management and remains in this position until 2016
Joined COPACO – The Packaging Partnership
Company expansion by 3,500m²
First certification in accordance with the quality management system DIN EN ISO 14001
Joachim Würz takes over Ludwig Dilger’s areas of responsibility in the management. Ludwig Dilger retires.
Acquisition of INGA International, manufacturer of note pad advertising media founded in 1990.
INGA International: Inauguration of the new production hall and office and administration building. Expansion of the production area by 3,600 m² and the office space by 1,500 m². Expansion of the production portfolio to include solid board packaging.
Joined OE-A (Organic Electronic Association)
Company expansion by 2,000m²
FSC® (FSC-C005891)- and PEFC™-certification for the usage of materials made from responsible forestry.
FSC®- and PEFC™ certifications for INGA International
First certification of Karl Knauer KG in accordance with the Food Safety Management System, DIN EN ISO 22000: 2005.
Certification of INGA International in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14001 and DIN EN ISO 22000.
Opening of the child day-care centre "Fliegerkiste" through a joint effort between Karl Knauer KG and HYDRO Systems KG as well as the town of Biberach, being the first and only joint venture between two family-owned companies and a municipality.
"Najwyższa Jakość" (award received from an institute for quality research) and "Ikar Biznesu" for INGA International
The Polish subsidiary of Karl Knauer KG, Inga International Sp. z o.o. changes its name to Karl Knauer Poland Sp. z o.o.
Certification for CO2-neutral production
Certification to ISO 12647-2, process standard offset printing
Inauguration of a new production hall and high rack warehouse at Karl Knauer Poland, which enlarges the production and storage area by 1,800 m² each.
Stefanie Wieckenberg, granddaughter of the company founder Karl Knauer, takes over the areas of responsibility in the management from her father Olaf Pohl. Olaf Pohl retires.
Certification for CO2-compensated energy use
Acquisition of the HEPACK GmbH (packaging manufacturer) that was founded in 1981 with a area of 15,000 m²
Name change: HEPACK druck+verpackung GmbH becomes Karl Knauer GmbH