Foundation of Melzer Maschinenbau GmbH in Schwelm
Focus on ticket, tag and label presses, based on a modular system
Introduction of the first fully automatic plastic card production line
Installation of the first machine for inline smart card production
Introduction of the patented hot stamping machine MM-3000 for hologram and signature panel application on single cards
Implementation of the first RFID smart label & ticket production line (STL)
Development of a milling and implanting system for dual interface cards
Installation of the first fully automatic M4 RFID inlay manufacturing line
Introduction of the first production line for RFID passport holder pages
Installation of the first M4 production line for e-covers
High-end RFID admission tickets for the Olympic Games in Beijing are produced on STL lines.
Installation of the most advanced e-ID card production line for German ID cards
Development of the SL-600, a 6-track smart label production line
Formal opening of the new office building
Hot stamping machine MM-7000 introduced, with full face application option of holograms on single cards.
Further machine projects for high security ID documents Government and Security Printers rely on Melzer’s innovative production solutions and enhanced features like window punch, hinge and foil in register application.
Extension of tool shop: All tools made in-house
New building: extension of production and storage area by 2,000 m²
Introduction of the highly flexible SC-X RFID smart label & ticket production line with up to 6 tracks and an enlarged web width of 330mm, working in intermittent and rotative mode.
More than 1000 MM hot stamping machines sold.