The roots of the Ellerhold Group lie in Franconia, Germany, where in 1987, Frank Ellerhold founded Ellerhold Siebdruck Plakate KG in Zirndorf, close to Nuremberg. The small screen-printing company quickly grew into a renowned poster printing factory, ultimately becoming recognised as one of the premier printing partners in its field.
Today, the Ellerhold Group is a leading company in the printing industry with seven printing plants located throughout Germany. It offers a wide product range, as well as enormous printing capacity. The offer ranges from posters for indoor and outdoor advertising, to wet glue and plastic labels, as well as offering an array of displays and corrugated packaging. This diverse combination makes the Group an extremely powerful partner; Ellerhold has been one of the clear market leaders in the field of poster printing for many years now.
With the founding of Ellerhold Witten GmbH in 2006, the group also entered the labelling sector for the beverage industry, serving many of the most well-known brand names. In recent years, the label division has been continuously expanded through acquisition of further printing plants, focusing on highly refined labels for the spirits and consumer goods industry. Today, Ellerhold is one of the leading manufacturers in Germany, with four plants for label printing.
Since 2004, displays and packaging made of both solid and corrugated board have also been manufactured at the headquarters in Radebeul. A clear advantage for customers is the large format printing of 151cm to 205cm in both offset and digital printing, with all the possibilities that they bring.
A brand new plant, complete with state-of-the-art systems and technologies, is currently being built on the company’s premises in Radebeul and due to be completed at the end of this year. This will replace the existing laminator plant and is yet another a further milestone for the Group, representing the next big step in the company’s development.
“We chose the Quantum Stock system because the price-performance ratio of the Litholiner fits perfectly with our current development step,” explains Maximilian Ellerhold, Member of the Board of Management for Production and Technology. “During the planning phase, our requirements were met optimally, which allow us to implement the wishes of our customers and bring more flexibility and sustainability into our product. Furthermore, the dimensions of the new machine fits perfectly into the new built factory.”
He continues, “Another important reason for this machine is that the machine fits perfectly to the lower quantity jobs. One goal of the line is to get each job done with the lowest amount of sheets from the offset process, to avoid overproduction also in analog printing.”
The proven Litholiner is composed of the Quantum wet-end in combination of the laminating system from Stock. The machine for Ellerhold is designed to produce doublewall corrugated board combined of B, E and F flutes and their various combinations. It can run with a production speed of 220m per min.