Company history

2014

Merger oft he companies Eltosch and Grafix to Eltosch Grafix GmbH in Germany. Foundation of Eltosch Grafix Asia representation Hong Kong

2013

Grafix became a member of the Hoenle Group. Consolidation of Eltosch and Grafix US, renaming to Eltosch Grafix America

2009

Foundation of Eltosch America Inc.

2008

Eltosch became a member of the Hoenle Group

2007

Grafix entered the market of fountain solution & ink temperature control systems as well as cooling technology

2002

Grafix is represented in 18 important countries worldwide
Buy-out of Eltosch by Adphos AG

2001

Beginning of a cooperation between Eltosch and Ryobi

In the 90´s

Grafix developed the first UV systems for the sheetfed offset market. Eltosch founded subsidiaries in F, GB and USA;
Set-up of a partner network for the most important markets worldwide

1990

Grafix started the production of components and systems in Unterlüß south of Hamburg.Beginning of the close cooperation between Eltosch and manroland leading to the system partnership of today; Supplier to KBA.

1988

Grafix developed and supplied the first hot air drying systems for the sheetfed offset market

1985

Eltosch started the set-up of the market segment Industrial Applications (Infrared + UV)

1980

Grafix produced the first infrared dryers for the graphic arts industry

1978

Transformation of Eltosch into Eltosch Torsten Schmidt GmbH (company with limited liability); production and sales of infrared, hot air and UV systems for the graphic market.

1973

Grafix started their international activities in the USA

1967

Torsten Schmidt founded the company Elektrotechnik Torsten Schmidt = Eltosch in Hamburg;  
development of the first infrared dryers

1952

Grafix developed the first powder spray units

1947

Albin Platsch founded the company Grafix in Stuttgart