Innovative by tradition.

No other expression describes the history of Stempel Herbst better than this one. Back when we opened the first stamp business on Munich’s Rindermarkt, Stempel-Herbst was already embarking on an innovative and unconventional path in order to offer its customers the perfect product for their individual needs. Below you find a list of our most important milestones – from the company’s inception to today’s 60-employee team:

1872 Lorenz and Ida Herbst establish a military novelties shop.
1876 The I. Herbst Stamp Factory and Book Printer opens (I. Herbst, Stempelfabrik und Buchdruckerei).
1925 Gustav Herbst and sons take over management.
1944 Allied bombing raids destroy the operation.
1945 The typesetting and vulcanizing operations are moved to
Rosenheimer Strasse in Munich.
1950 Herbst is one of the first companies to introduce screen printing.
1951 A patent is submitted for the production of the first security labels/tags.
1963 The screen printing operation continues to expand under the management of Rudolf Herbst and his son Gustav.
1981 A security process is developed to destroy printed images on labels.
1985 The first rolling screen printing machine is put into operation.
1988 Gustav Herbst is appointed as the new director.
1993 The company moves into its new building on Karl-Schmid-Strasse in Munich.
1994 First certification according to DIN ISO 9001:1994
1999 The Acquisition of Julius Schröder GmbH & Co. KG.
2000 Michael Herbst takes over operational management.
2002 Subsidiary SecuRasta® GmbH is founded as a sales and development company.
2004 Hipp Security GmbH is set up by SecuRasta® GmbH.
2006 First certification according to TÜV iT TU4
2007 The company acquires stamp manufacturer Gundlfinger und Lehner.
2008 Michael Herbst and Klaus Müller are appointed as new directors.
2012 140 years anniversary of Stempel-Herbst.