With a history stretching back to 1923 the Gallus Group, headquartered in St.Gallen, Switzerland, specialises in supporting and assisting label printers and folding carton printers with a wide range of printing presses, die-cutting units and accessories, as well as a full range of additional services including spare parts and local service.
The Gallus group is the world market leader in the development, production and sale of narrow-web, reel-fed presses designed for label manufacturers. Its folding carton business is being developed with a range of wide-web, reel-fed presses and die-cutters for the cost-effective in-line production of folding cartons and cardboard products. It also has a comprehensive portfolio of rotary screen printing solutions for all types of effects and tactile solutions for print products. Its range of machines is complemented by consumables, local service and spare parts throughout the world.
In 1999 Gallus entered into a cooperation agreement with Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, the world market leader for print and media industry solutions, whereby Heidelberg acquired a 30 per cent stake of the family company owned by the Rüesch Family. This has proved a winning combination, with the two companies cooperating closely in marketing and distribution and the development of new technologies.
Gallus employs around 590 people today, of whom 280 are based in Switzerland.