CFC Europe

Our History

  • Entrepreneur Ernst Oeser

    Decorating with hot stamping foils is one of the most popular and most common forms of stamping. Embossing is one of the oldest printing finishing processes.

    The stamping foil printing was officially created on July 24, 1892.  On this day, the Berlin-based bookbinder and entrepreneur Ernst Oeser was granted a patent:

    "For the production of coloured embossing using coloured foils"

    (DRP 75846), the OESER film.


  • Expansion

    The business with the Oeser foils prospered and the company expanded. Patent protection expired after the First World War. The sharp rise in demand in the 1920s changed the competitive situation considerably.

    The hot stamping foil on a roll that is still common today has existed since 1932.

  • Moving

    After the Second World War, the Ernst Oeser Werke moved from Berlin to Göppingen in Württemberg.

    First in the urban area of ​​Göppingen, then based at a new production facility in Göppingen-Holzheim, a modern, midsize company has emerged that offers technically and high-quality hot stamping foils for many industrial applications.

  • 1999

    In 1999 the Ernst Oeser Werke was taken over by the American company CFC International in Chicago and has since been continued independently as CFC Europe GmbH.

  • 2006

    In 2006 the next step came and the CFC group was integrated - by the internationally active ITW Group (Illinois Tool Works), which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange - into their network of companies active in the film sector.

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