Experience since 1861
We are driven by a fascination for brands and sensitive products. Behind rlc are people who live and breathe packaging responsibility – and have for five generations.
We assume personal responsibility for our family-owned company.
Responsible for Strategic Procurement,
Corporate Social Responsibility
Responsible for Sales, Marketing,
Read more about our company history in the book "Der Weg der Marke" (The Path of the Brand) by Hans Georg Böcher. (In German).
rlc I packaging group appointed Prof. Dr Frank Ohle as Managing partner to the Holding Management Board.
Our brandpack profit center officially became a limited liability company at the beginning of the year.
A move to Hamburg followed in March.
From September 2014 the rlc|packaging group cooperates with the pharmadruck rotaflor GmbH.
On 01/04/2014 AUG. HEINRIGS site in Aachen changed over to SAP Business Solution.
PHARMACENTER in Poznan, Poland goes into operation, with investments in an innovative all-in-one inline finishing solution.
The expanded PHARMACENTER opens in Berlin. Hot-foil technology is deployed at the Aachen site.
Acquisition of LIMMATDRUCK | ZEILER AG in Switzerland and AUG. HEINRIGS in Aachen.
Extension of the Hanover plant, LEUNISMAN GmbH.
The driverless transport system (DTS) for handling goods at the Hanover site is a first in the folding box industry.
Installation of the first rlc laser gloss inline technology in a printing unit based on cast & cure technology.
Opening of the "Bestehornpark" at the former HCB plant site in Aschersleben, Germany – a modern education center with a progressive teaching approach aimed at stimulating personal creativity.
Introduction of the lean production system with support from Porsche Consulting.
Launch of brandpack – the packaging Design Center of Excellence.
Development of the rlc I packaging group umbrella brand as a future marketing framework for the company.
Hot foil technology first installed for inline packaging in a printing press.
BSC Drukarnia (Poznan, Poland) incorporated into the rlc packaging group.
Installation of the first 15-unit offset printing press with upstream flexo system.
Foundation of Pharmacenter GmbH for the production of medicine packaging and leaflets.
Membership in COPACO, Germany’s oldest association of medium-sized companies (2002-2009).
Foundation of the Global Packaging Alliance (GPA) for global customers such as Gillette.
Foundation of Colorpack in Berlin-Köpenick with the former GDR retail cooperative.
Foundation of Druckpack cigarette production facility in Berlin.
Acquisition of Stadler & Co. in Berlin to serve key customers in the metropolitan area.
Significant support for the development and introduction of quality assurance in Germany’s printing industry. "Demand for exceptionally high standards instead of outstanding achievements."
Appeals from various customers support reconstruction investments in Hanover. Paper and cardboard supplied by well-known major companies leads to rapid increases in production. Several former business relations are renewed.
Expropriation of HCB, Aschersleben by the Soviet military administration.
The Rob. Leunis & Chapman plant site in Hanover is mostly destroyed (90%) in air raids. Production operations are moved to Aschersleben.
A celebration marks the 75th anniversary of HCB in Aschersleben. Paper and cardboard consumption has reached nearly 10,000 tons. The company has 1,800 employees and 900 machines, including 35 offset presses and 40 book printing presses. Annual production of cigarette packs reaches 600 million units. More than one million baking powder and instant pudding sachets are produced at the plant daily.
HCB takes over Rob. Leunis & Chapman GmbH in Hanover.
Rob. Leunis & Chapman publishes the strategy document"Die moderne Reklame"(Modern Advertising) focusing on the emerging role of media advertising.
Rob. Leunis & Chapman publishes the strategy document "Verkaufskraft"(Selling Power) focusing on the dissemination and development of new, small-format packaging.
Installation of the first Frankenthaler offset press at HCB in Aschersleben.
Rob. Leunis & Chapman in Hanover receives the first order from Bahlsen for one million Leibniz cookie packages.
Introduction of lithographs and stone printing at HCB, Aschersleben.
Heinrich Christian Bestehorn invents the one-piece folded telegram designed to conceal the content without an envelope. He is commissioned by Postmaster General Stephan to develop an envelope with two seals, to replace the five-seal envelope used to send money.
Heinrich Christian Bestehorn purchases the first industrial envelope machine at the Paris World Exposition and has 12 copies made. This marks the beginning of industrial mass production at HCB.
The first high-speed book printing press is installed at HCB in Aschersleben.
Robert Leunis and Henry Chapman establish the company Rob. Leunis & Chapman in Hanover.
Heinrich Christian Bestehorn founds the company HC Bestehorn in Aschersleben on April 1, 1861. Initially, the company produces bags and sachets.