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Madern timeline


It started with engraving

In April 1954, J. Madern started a local business ‘Madern Graveerindustrie NV’ in his small garage at the Adriaan Pauwstraat in Vlaardingen, The Netherlands. Specialized in flat and relief engraving techniques for nameplates, layouts of control panels and stamps for the steels, soap and tin industry.


Specialization in engraving leads to expansion

In a fast changing world J. Madern and his wife continued to develop themselves as engraving specialists. After a period of expansion and entering the national market, Madern needed more space and a comprehensive machinepark. He started a construction project for a new building at the Azaleastraat, Vlaardingen (NL).


Extension to embossing and punching tools

Eventually Madern grew into a major and international player in the engraving industry, with its focus on special engraving techniques. High-end tools like die-cast moulds, injection moulds, embossing punches, tyre patterns and can stamps are a brief overview of the many complicated products that were engineered and manufactured.


The introduction rotary tools

In 1985, the company was handed over to J.H.R. Madern Junior and relocated to a bigger industrial site at the James Wattweg in Vlaardingen (NL). During the same period, Madern developed special skills for the engraving of rotary tools for various industries, such as pastry and biscuits dies, rotary tools for labels and finally also rotary dies for the cardboard packaging industry.


Expansions and the development of converting solutions

J.H.R. Madern continued the tradition of his parents while building modern facilities and developing innovative products for rotary tooling and converting solutions. An important milestone was the construction of the new production facility in 1995 and its extension in 2001, where the company’s head office is still established.


A machine park for the North American market

In 1997, Madern USA Inc. was established to serve the local North American market.


Expanding to serve the liquid packaging industry

At the end of 2005, Madern acquired Arthur J. Evers Corporation and re-named it Evers International LLC. Evers served the liquid packaging industry for more than four decades and with this consolidation of know-how and experience the presence of Madern in the liquid packaging industry was completed.


Confirming commitment to all rotary tools for USA cardboard packaging industry

With the opening of a brand new production facility in October 2006 in Apex NC, Madern confirmed its commitmentt to the American continent to manufacture and serve all rotary tool requirements for the local cardboard packaging industry.


Expansion to Asia

In 2008, Madern Asia Limited was established to serve the growing Asian market.


Sustaining the promise to serve the Asian market

With the relocation to Hong Kong, Madern confirmed its commitment to the Asian continent to serve all rotary tool requirements for the tobacco cardboard packaging industry.


Expanding to markets within high-precision engineering industry

There have been a number of strategic acquisitions from 2004 until today, with the acquisition of AJB Instrument B.V., the current focus is to expand horizons and offer specialistic engravings know-how and craftsmanship to various markets within the high-precision engineering industry.


Extension rotary converting solutions for food packaging and liquid packaging

Weidenmiller Company was established in 1903 and represents four generations of cookie and cracker designers and die roll makers. The Madern group of companies provide rotary converting solutions for the general folding, liquid packaging and bakeries.


Madern Group merged with CSi packaging

Madern Group merged with CSi packaging to offer a total post-press solution for the international market.