Labeling Innovations from Weber

We're Celebrating 80 Years of Innovation in Labeling

Posted by Margaret O'Leary

Sep 6, 2012 9:33:00 AM

Since opening our doors in 1932 as a small addressing machine company, Weber Packaging Solutions has earned worldwide status as a manufacturer of labels and labeling systems as we now celebrate our 80th anniversary.

And our past speaks for itself.

Here's a look back at some of Weber's Milestones:

  • 1932 - Joe Weber Sr. founded Weber Addressing Machine Co in Chicago, IL
  • 1938 - Weber Addressing Machine introduced the first handprinter, the Tag-O-Graph Jr.
  • 1947 - Weber Addressing Machine changes to Weber Marking Systems and moves to Mt Prospect IL
  • 1952 - Weber introduces the first electro-mechanical in-plant label printing machine
  • 1967 - Weber moved to its current headquarters of Arlington Heights, IL
  • 1973 - Weber opens facility in the United Kingdom
  • 1974 - Weber installs its first rotary flexographic press
  • 1992 - Joseph Weber Jr. becomes Chairman & CEO
  • 1998 - The first Weber-manufactured label printer-applicator was introduced
  • 2005 - RFID smart label manufacturing starts at Weber
  • 2009 - Weber expands label printing capabilities to include an HP Indigo digital press
  • 2011 - The corporate name changed to Weber Packaging Solutions

For more highlights of Weber's history, see the milestones page of our website.

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