Michael Schiffer is your partner when it comes to perfect and intelligent document solutions.
As one of the leading print providers in Germany, we are focused to meet customer requirements in the sections of complex and unusual print solutions. Together with our customers we develop solutions to improve business communications.
Out of conviction we deal constantly with environmental issues. As FSC® and PEFC™ certified company we contribute to the environmental aspects of forest management and resource protection. In cooperation with Climate Partner and GOGREEN, carbon neutral products can be printed and mailed.
Year of establishment: 1925 in Rheinberg
General Manager: Michael Schiffer
Commercial Register: Amtsgericht Kleve HRA 2369
PhG: Michael Schiffer Verwaltungs GmbH
Amtsgericht Kleve HRB 6569
Tax ID no.: DE120311493
Other companies within the group:
SmartCom GmbH Co. KG - Schagen & Eschen GmbH - Michael Schiffer Promotion GmbH
The company history of Michael Schiffer
Founded in 1925 by Michael Schiffer (2nd from left) as a letterpress business in Rheinberg downtown, the family enterprise grew to be one of the leading form printers of Germany.
"God help the sailor, but sail he must himself."
Karl Schiffer could not have found a more appropriate motto for his life and work. Thanks to his doing the right thing at the right time, he succeeded in rebuilding the company Michael Schiffer after the Second World War virtually from scratch. After the death of their father Michael Schiffer in 1942, the brothers Karl and Heinrich became the owners of the company.
A crucial phase began for all printing companies in the early 80s. And the crucial phase continues - the end is still open. Bits and Bytes, personal computers, mobile phones and above all the Internet conquer the business world. Today we live in an era of digital communication in personal and business life.
This doesn´t mean that print will disappear from the market. But a lot of information previously printed on continuous forms increasingly reaches the receiver digitally. In full confidence of the entrepreneurial skills of his son Michael, his father Karlmichael Schiffer laid the management of the company in his hands in 2001. With the same motivation and conviction which moved his father Karl more than three decades ago: the certainty that the younger generation is better able to meet new challenges and the need for independency and future-oriented action.
On basis of his extensive and purposeful education in the U.S. and with the knowledge that only new business segments could secure the continued success, Michael Schiffer was able to develop new sources of businesses in a short time of which many were achieved with the available machine park and the highly qualified staff.
With Michael Schiffer - Manager in 4th generation - about 100 employees develop and produce innovatively printed products for clients from all branches worldwide.
And because the former specialist for form printing became a full service partner for innovative print products, the company is called "Michael Schiffer - print & communication" again.
Today, the group is presented with the companies "Michael Schiffer," "SmartCom", Michael Schiffer Promotion and "Schagen + Eschen" as a European-wide provider of innovative print solutions for organization and communication.
"We put ideas into shape."
That is today’s slogan of Schiffer. Ideas that even the fourth generation will not run out of. Following the family motto of Karl Schiffer: with help from above but also with the ability to sail close to the wind in new waters.