Paul LEIBINGER: A German family-owned company writes its success story

Leaving an imprint in history

The original LEIBINGER logo is reminiscent of a gear, reflecting how numbering machines used to work, which in those days were purely mechanical.

In 1948, Paul Leibinger GmbH & Co. KG was established in its original home of Stetten an der Donau, only 7 kilometers from the current headquarters. Company founder Paul Leibinger's vision was to manufacture numbering machines that are durable and reliable and one-of-a-kind in their category. Many further developments, patent applications and renowned LEIBINGER customers quickly confirmed the company's expertise as a numbering machine specialist and turned the vision in a reality. Even today, no company produces a higher volume of numbering machines than Paul LEIBINGER. LEIBINGER numbering systems are state-of-the-art. When a discussion turns to numbering machines in the printing and security industry, the LEIBINGER name is the first to come to mind. 




Paul Leibinger
Company founder Paul Leibinger

Numbering machines provide worldwide growth

After the passing of the company founder in 1963, son Günther Leibinger took over, continuing to steer the numbering machine manufacturer on its course of success. The company expanded to facilities in Stetten, Renquishausen, Mahlstetten and Tuttlingen. In 1972, the company experienced its greatest success: LEIBINGER became the exclusive supplier of numbering machines for the Heidelberg GTO machine.

The foundation for international trade was laid at the same time: Numbering machines were manufactured according to American workmanship, subsidiaries in the USA were founded, companies acquired and a global distributor network was established gradually.




Inkjet printer and camera systems complete the portfolio

Along with the traditional area of numbering machines, LEIBINGER began developing camera systems for verification in 1992. In 1996, industrial inkjet printers became the third product area to be added. This helped LEIBINGER make a unique name for itself in all divisions and achieve greater success. As a German manufacturer, LEIBINGER represents the highest quality, then as now. The inkjet printers also allow LEIBINGER to demonstrate flexibility, innovative spirit and customer satisfaction in dynamic markets. A high-degree of reliability and user-friendliness have been the objective starting with first model, the Codi-Jet. These ideals remain fully intact to this day in the form of the JET3up and JET2neo.




A new Leibinger generation takes the helm

Since 1999, all German locations and product areas of Paul Leibinger GmbH & Co. KG have been merged into a single, 10,000 m2 location in Tuttlingen (Baden-Württemberg, Germany). There is also a subsidiary in East Troy, Wisconsin (United States). In 2010, Christina Leibinger joined Günther Leibinger in management. Thus, the tradition-based company will stay in the family into the future. This allows economic as well as social aspects to be taken into account and ensures sustainable corporate growth.


The most important dates in the company's history

1948      Company founded by Paul Leibinger in Stetten an der Donau, Germany and numbering machine production is launched
1960Plant founded in Tuttlingen
1963Günther Leibinger takes over management after death of this father, Paul Leibinger
1972Major breakthrough: Close relationship with the printing machine manufacturer "Heidelberg". Exclusive supplier of Heidelberg GTO machines.
1974Subsidiary founded in the USA.
1978Introduction of electronics for numbering machines: Electronic monitoring
1979Introduction of a new numbering machine generation with control, monitoring and check digit system
1982The first motor driven numbering machine for check numbering in the USA is introduced at the "drupa" trade show
1996Product launch of industrial inkjet printers
1999Move into the new plant in Tuttlingen in "Industriegebiet Nord" (merging the previous four German locations into one)
2004Market launch: LEIBINGER JET2SE
2006Certification of quality management by the DQS, now in accordance with ISO 9001: 2015
2008Market launch: LEIBINGER JET3 – High-end inkjet printer
2010Christina Leibinger, from the third generation of the Leibinger family, joined the management
2010LENservo market launch – innovative, electronically controlled numbering system for banknote and security printing
2010JET2neo market launch in the Basic Line
2012LENservoCmarket launch

LENservoPmarket launch


Jubilee - 65 year anniversary of Paul LEIBINGER

2014Global market launch of the JET2neoS for faster speeds in standard applications in the Basic Line
2014Expansion of the production area with the construction of a new production hall for inkjet production at company headquarters in Tuttlingen.
2015Global market launch of the JET3up inkjet printer within the Universal Line, replacing the previous Leibinger success model JET3.
2016Expansion of the Basic Line with the JET2neoD, a printer for dusty production environments
2016Start of the worldwide "Certified Leibinger Partner" training program for inkjet distributors
2017Market launch of the JET3up EP (Universal Line) and JET2neoEP (Basic Line) Leibinger printers for egg marking, compatible with Moba sorting systems.
2018Market launch of the High Speed Line for production speeds of up to 1000 m/min - with models JET Rapid, JET Rapid Wire and JET Rapid Wire PI
2018Market launch of the Entry Line with the JET One as a low-cost entry-level model for inkjet marking
2018SEDEX audit (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) according to SMETA guidelines successfully passed. As a SEDEX member, we adhere to guidelines on working conditions and remuneration of employees, compliance with health, safety and environmental standards, and ethical business practices.
2018Market launch of the LENservo12 numbering system, with significantly more flexibility and Dynamics