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Gietz AG Celebrates 125 Years


On Sept. 7, 2017, in Gossau, Switzerland, Gietz AG celebrated its 125th year of successful operation. Gietz AG is a family-owned company, run by the fifth generation of the family – Claudia Gietz Viehweger and Hansjörg Gietz – and specializes in the design and manufacture of high-speed hot foil stamping systems. Members of the Gietz family personally welcomed over 120 invited customers, partners and sales representatives from around the world to a day of celebration.

The day began with a welcome speech by Hansjörg Gietz, before moving to a program of three specialist presentations from industry leading figures: Bruno Sonderegger, paper ambassador of Sonderegger AG; Dr. Fanz-Josef Vollherbst, chairman of Vollherbst Druck GmbH; and Gordon Crichton, managing director of MAI International Purchasing Management Institute. Guests were given a full tour of the Gietz factory and technology centers, showing the latest technical development in both sheet-fed and web hot foil technology, and their application in the commercial, packaging and security sectors of the printing industry.

The day of celebration was concluded in the evening with a dinner cruise around Lake Constance, where friends and colleagues could join with the Gietz family in celebrating the 125th anniversary. On the following day, the management invited all employees and their partners to enjoy a cruise on Lake Constance.