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.

"We're proud to be a company with eight decades of experience in product identification and labeling." said Glenn Gilly, Weber's president and CEO. "But getting older doesn't mean we're getting stale. We continue to be a company that strives to remain fresh."

To celebrate the company's history, the Marketing Communications department put together a collection of photos that help illustrate our past. The pictures featured past ad campaigns, manufacturing capabilities and of course employees. We enjoyed seeing the history of the company and identifying employees both past and present. And we've had fun commenting in the changes in style and technology over the decades!

Weber employees sharing memories

To see more of these pictures, visit our Facebook Page.

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