BOBST celebrates 125 years

BOBST headquarters facility in Lausanne, Switzerland
BOBST headquarters facility in Lausanne, Switzerland

BOBST, a family company based in the Swiss Canton of Vaud, is launching a year of events to celebrate its 125th anniversary. Dating back four generations, the company was founded in Lausanne in 1890 and has managed to build an ambitious international economic project while remaining true to its roots and values.

BOBST is embarking on this anniversary with its sights focused firmly on the future. From autumn of this year to autumn 2016 it will hold a year of events running under the motto ‘125 YEARS: FOR THE NEXT GENERATION’. BOBST has chosen this slogan to thank its customers who have placed their trust in the brand for 125 years, and its staff, whose enthusiastic work has contributed towards the brand’s products and services.

In addition to the graphic elements that are the visible signs of this anniversary, three key initiatives will punctuate this programme of celebrations.

The 125th anniversary will also feature in the company’s trade exhibitions, customer days and open days. In particular, BOBST will be commemorating its anniversary at the drupa 2016 and K 2016 international shows, which will be held next spring and autumn in Düsseldorf, Germany.

On March 23, 2016 all BOBST staff will join together for a day celebrating the anniversary: ‘BOBST – One Group around the world’. The celebrations will kick off in Japan and will end in Mexico, passing through each of the Group’s facilities during the day. This event, which is being organised in all subsidiaries around the world, will also be an opportunity to thank all who work there for their contribution to the success of the business.

The Group’s Board of Directors is also planning the implementation of collective projects at a local level, coordinated by BOBST staff. These long-term initiatives represent a joint commitment and offer employees the opportunity to build the future together.