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2016
The High Resolution Inkjet Printer Diagraph IJ4000 completes the range of coding solutions for secondary packaging.

The new and worldwide unique Multi Line Thermal Transfer Printer MLi for multi line packaging machines is shown on Fachpack and PPMA.

2015
Introduction of the All Electric Labelling Systems (ALP Series) and the new Hitachi RX2 and UX Series on the PPMA trade show in Birmingham and the FachPack in Nuremberg

2014
Introduction of the affordable XL-thermo transfer printer series at the Interpack trade show in Düsseldorf

On January 01, 2014, Allen Coding Systems UK and Allen Coding Spain (formerly Betaprint) officially become part of Allen Coding GmbH

Allen Coding becomes part of ITW Marking & Coding Group, comprising the companies Diagraph, Norwood, Trident, Foxjet and Allen Coding

2012
Introduction of the TJ series - the smooth introduction to the world of non-contact coding

ac codiergeräte changes its name to Allen Coding GmbH


2011 
The NGT+ - a plus for the NGT series is presented at Interpack

 
2010

The American corporate group ITW (Illinois Tool Works,) headquartered in Glenview, Illinois, acquires ac codiergeräte gmbh. Reinhard Hauer becomes the new CEO.

Introduction of the new Hitachi RX at the FachPack 2010

 
2007
Allen Codiergeräte GmbH changes its name to ac codiergeräte gmbh and moves into the company premises, now expanded by 2000 m², number of employees: 50 persons

Distribution agreement with Norwood Marking Systems / Allen Coding Systems USA from the ITW Ltd group

The NGT series is created – 6 thermal transfer printer systems are now included:
NGT2, NGT4, NGT6, NGT8, NGT6e; NGT8e

Introduction of the first stand-alone solution for carton printing from ac codiergeräte: the ACF 400


2005
Development of the a:design; a software for designing print images
Allen Codiergeräte GmbH expands its company premises


2004
The new development by Allen Codiergeräte GmbH is called the NGT8 and was developed especially for large format thermal transfer printing.

Product range expanded to include Tiflex Drop on Demand printers


2003
Our quality management system is successfully switched over to the new ISO 9001:2000

In German-speaking countries, Hitachi Ink Jet Systems are sold with the PXR series exclusively by Allen Codiergeräte GmbH.


2002
The first in-house development from Allen Coding Systems comes on the market:
the NGT6 thermal transfer printer


2001
AllenCode NX – The new generation of thermal transfer printers is introduced at the Fachpack '01 in Nuremberg.


2000
Construction of the current company headquarters, in the Würzburg Ost industrial park, Friedrich-Bergius-Ring 30. The new office premises take up over 1200 square meters.


1999
Product range expanded to include TT series TT53 and 107 from Allen Coding UK


1998
Certification in compliance with DIN EN ISO 9001:1994


1992
Company moves into larger office premises, number of employees: 10
Product range expanded to include TT 64 thermal transfer printing system from Allen Coding UK


1991
Company moves into its first office premises, number of employees: 5


1989
Rainer Kessler establishes Allen Codiergeräte GmbH on Nov. 07, 1989 at his home as a distribution company for Allen Coding Ltd. Great Britain.

Distribution of Compact and HFC series thermal transfer printers and carton labeler 4ACC