History

1949

Establishment of company by Gerhard Busch on 11 January 1949 in Hamburg.

Scope of business: Export of industrial equipment, office machines (Olympia typewriters), counting machines, office material and graphic machinery (platen presses). Market area: South-East Asia.

1955

First international exhibition with booth at IPEX, London. Exhibited own platen press.

1958

First booth at DRUPA, Düsseldorf, showing own jogging machines and pallet lifters.

1960

Opened factory in Hamburg-Bergedorf for rebuilding second-hand presses, mainly Heidelberg. Manufacturing of jogging machines and pallet lifters also began here. Exported world-wide.

1963

Built the first label punching machine '€˜ESTA'€™. Since then more than 2.000 machines have been sold to 119 countries.

1971

The range of products is extended by the introduction of damper roller washing machines. Approximately 8,500 machines were made until production was discontinued in 1999.

1973

The production of ink mixers begins. Approximately 2,000 machines were made until production was discontinued in 2017.

1976

The first pile turner was manufactured. Since then more than 2.000 machines have been sold to 87 countries.

1983

A new purpose-built factory opens in Seevetal (Meckelfeld), housing administration, production and sales. After further expansion and the purchase of additional premises the site is now 6,600 square metres.
Son, Ekkehardt, joins the company.

1986

A strip puncher and waste conveyors are shown at DRUPA for the first time.

1987

The range of products is extended by the introduction of table banding machines. More than 9.000 have been sold to-date.

1990

The privately-owned company is incorporated into Gerhard Busch GmbH for development, production and sales and into Busch Verwaltungs-GmbH & Co.KG for property.

The label production line ‘Label Line’ and a multiple bander is shown for the first time.

1991

Son, Burkhardt, joins the company.

1997

The production of the new generation of waste conveyors suitable for all well-known finishing machines begins.

2000

The new collator with stitch-fold-trim unit is shown at DRUPA.

2004

The new generation of in-line multiple banding machines and a new range of pile turners are shown at DRUPA.

2005

A new product comes on the market - Feed Bander ZFB with automatic feeding.

2012

Start of production of peripherals for cutting systems, such as pile hoists and joggers with new innovative technology.

2016

The redesigned BUSCH logo replaces the former company logo after 25 years.

 

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