About ORAFOL Europe
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ORAFOL Europe is one of the leading manufacturers of innovative, self-adhesive graphic products, retroreflective materials, adhesive tape systems and high-quality polymer films.
The international ORAFOL Group is headquartered just outside the city gates of Berlin, in Oranienburg. As a reliable source for industrial and commercial partners, ORAFOL is setting the highest standards in quality, innovation, service and environmental responsibility. The results reflect in an impressive performance. Highly qualified and ambitious teams in research and development, production and technology, as well as in sales meet the more and more demanding prospective challenges of an international dynamic market with responsibility, dedication and expertise. Thereby dependability and timeliness determine our actions the actions of the ORAFOL team. Customers in more than 100 countries on all continents trust ORAFOL.
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The founding history of ORAFOL Europe GmbH dates back to the year 1808. Through transition and change as well as visionary growth and expansion strategies, ORAFOL Europe GmbH has developed into a successful global group of companies over the past decades.
1800s: The Very Beginning
The Wieblitz-Farbenwerkstatt is founded by the Wibelitz family and becomes the exclusive producer of postmark inks for the Kingdom of Prussia. One century later the company starts producing paints and lacquers.
1900-1989: Setting Roots in Oranienburg
1919: The Berlin location closes. The company relocates to Oranienburg in Brandenburg.
1957: The company is being semi-nationalized, and changes its name to Hannalin KG.
1960: The first self-adhesive reflective vinyls for traffic signs are being produced under the brand name MIKROLUX.
1972: The business/company is being fully nationalized and continues under the name VEB Spezialfarben Oranienburg.
1976: The first self-adhesive graphic products are manufactured and sold under the brand name ORACAL.
1990: The company changes its name to ORAFOL Klebetechnik GmbH.
1991: ORAFOL Klebetechnik GmbH is being privatised.
1995: The cornerstone ceremony for ORAFOL‘s new plant takes place in Oranienburg‘s industrial area.
2000s: Strong Global Growth
2000: Construction begin of the packaging and logistics center in northern Oranienburg.
2005: The cornerstone ceremony for the pro-duction facility ORACAL USA in Black Creek, Georgia takes place. The manufacturing plant is one of the most modern facilities of its kind in the Americas.
2005: The companies ORAFOL Klebetechnik GmbH and Transatlantic H. Bernhardt GmbH merge. Due to the increasing international focus, the company changes its name to ORAFOL Europe GmbH.
2010 - Today
2011: The ORAFOL Group acquires the Reflexite Corporation, USA, and its worldwide subsidiaries.
2012: The former ORACAL A.Ş., Turkey, located in Istanbul becomes part of the ORAFOL Group, and operates under the name ORAFOL Turkey ever since.
2013: ORAFOL Canada is established in Ontario Canada, as a distribution center for the Canadian market.
2016: ORAFOL Middle East in Dubai is founded, focusing on sales of retroreflective and graphic materials in the Middle East.
2017: ORAFOL Europe GmbH acquires Rowland Technologies in Wallingford, Connecticut, USA.
2019: Acquisition of Kay Automotive Graphics, in Lake Orion, Michigan, USA.
2019: Foundation of ORAFOL India Pvt. Ltd. in Delhi, India with focus on sales of retroreflective materials.
2020: Foundation of ORAFOL RUS Reflective Solutions in Pskov, Russia.
2021: Acquisition of NUPRO Advanced TPU Films, in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA.