Grafikontrol was incorporated in 1969 by Antonio De Grandis and Umberto Filippi. The electronic background and experience of both partners in the graphic industry and register controls for gravure and offset presses, defined the core industrial focus of the company.
In the early seventies, Guido Agazzi, followed by Luigi Artuffo, joined the company. Mr. Agazzi, together with Mr. De Grandis and Mr. Filippi, became the champions of Grafikontrol growth and development. Mr. Artuffo, initially serving as Technical Manager, eventually assumed the position of Production Manager and Partner in the company.
At that time the company’s name changed to “Grafikontrol Controlli Grafici e Industriali” (Graphics and Industrial Controls). The team mission was to develop a new generation of equipment for the graphic industry. The primary objectives were to improve print quality, reduce down time and print waste.
Grafikontrol continues to be involved in new, highly innovative projects. We are determined to provide the latest technologies, adhere to military specification components, and to achieve maximum reliability. The company has earned recognition as leader in high performance press controls. With its extensive experience and expertise in the printing industry and market, Grafikontrol enjoys access to the major printers and press manufacturers all over the world.
In more than 40 years of work, the company has grown very much reaching more than 100 employees and being recognized as leader of the sector. Grafikontrol equipment is recognized and appreciated by the most important printing companies for performance, quality and flexibility to meet printers’ customers requirements.
Today, the founders’ sons, Paolo De Grandis, Davide Filippi and Carlo Artuffo, have taken over the helm.
This second generation collaborates with their seniors and carry on with the same enthusiasm for technical innovation which made Grafikontrol so successful.
The Directors command sectors of responsibility, and are united by professional passion for a brilliant future for Grafikontrol and new innovations for the print industry.