It started with pre-fabricated counter plates

Carl Ostermann had a ground-breaking idea: pre-fabricated counter plates were to replace the counter plates made until that time in the factory. In 1891, Ostermann started to turn his idea into reality. He founded a small company and went into production. And he was quickly successful. Carl Ostermann’s pre-fabricated counter plates soon enjoyed an excellent reputation outside the country too.

The company moved and expanded several times and younger members of the family took the helm. Today COE - Carl Ostermann Erben - is one of Europe's full-service pre-press partners. And our success is rooted in experienced employees, innovative technologies and materials, as well as fair business ethics.

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