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6890 Lustenau
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Industrie Nord
Bildgasse 42
6890 Lustenau

Always on the move since 1939.
Insights into the company.

Family, tradition & innovation.

Labels that tell your story

Labels are not just about conveying information, but also about the story that makes the product unique, arouses emotions and creates enthusiasm for the brand – the basis for long-term success. Each label tells a story that connects the customer with your product and offers them an unforgettable experience.

CARINI has been proudly dedicated to developing innovative label solutions of the highest quality for over 80 years. Thanks to our constant commitment to excellence and innovation, we are now one of Europe’s leading companies in the industry. Make a lasting impression on your customers with labels that are not only informative, but also communicate your message effectively and are an integral part of your brand identity.

Vision and values for sustainable success

Our vision and values are at the heart of CARINI and determine every aspect of our actions. We live them authentically, both internally and externally, because they are the cornerstone of partnership-based cooperation and long-term growth. As a family business, we have an essential responsibility to society and feel a particular obligation towards our children. The guiding principle of “avoid before reduce before recycle before discard” embodies our responsible use of natural resources and is at the heart of everything we do.

CARINI Gebäude

Great milestones and success stories are the result of the joint commitment of many. We work together in a spirit of trust to achieve the extraordinary.

We are flexible and adaptable in order to quickly adjust to new challenges and find effective solutions.

We put all our passion and enthusiasm into providing our partners with outstanding service and fulfilling their needs with pleasure.

In all our interactions with our partners, we treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves.

We build mutual trust through transparency and commitment.

Through regular training, gaining personal experience and dealing positively with mistakes, we create a culture of continuous learning that allows us to develop our full potential.

We have the courage to actively shape the future and break new ground. At the same time, courage means communicating openly and honestly with one another and expressing your own opinion.

We take full responsibility for our actions and encourage others to do the same.

Your success story is our mission

Our aim is to accompany and support you on your path to success. With maximum flexibility, state-of-the-art technologies and a highly motivated team, we offer you top-level cooperation based on partnership. We turn your vision into our mission with passion and skill!

CARINI milestones


On February 24, 1939, Mario Carini founds the sole proprietorship Mario Carini in Vienna Penzing. Quality, reliability and honesty towards customers, partners and employees have been the cornerstones of the company from the very beginning.


After the end of the Second World War, the company moved to the up-and-coming Vorarlberg Rhine Valley municipality of Lustenau. The focus is 100% on the label trade.


Siegfried Erne joins the sole proprietorship Mario Carini as Managing Director.

Label printing

On May 1, Walter Erne starts printing the first labels on a Heidelberg platen in a rented premises. Today it is on display in the company.

New building

Construction of the first company building in Bildgasse in Lustenau.

Wine scandal

In 1985, the wine scandal, one of the biggest food scandals in the history of the Second Republic, was uncovered. This also means that the majority of sales are lost virtually overnight.

New building

On July 22, after only five months of construction, we move into our new premises on the corner of Bildgasse and Rasisbündt, which are 2.5 times larger.

Digital printing

In 1998, the company invests in completely new machine technology: Digital printing on roll. Etiketten CARINI is therefore the first company in Austria, Switzerland and southern Germany to offer this technology. Digital printing on rolls creates the opportunity to open up completely new markets in the small-volume sector.

Generation change

Siegfried Erne retires from day-to-day business and hands over operational management to Thomas and Edgar Sohm.


The extension will increase the floor space by around 150% to approx. 5,500 m². The "Speedy" project also focuses on reducing the throughput speed of an order by 30%.

Technology innovation

We are the second company worldwide to invest in the Gallus RCS offset press. The concept of platform-based printing presses marks the beginning of a new era in which we can respond to each job individually and according to specific requirements.


The years 2008/2009 are characterized by the expansion of the company building. Comfortable space conditions for a new entrance area, offices, packing, dispatch, sanitary and social rooms are offered on an area of 1,300m2 on 2 floors. Environmental factors were also taken into account in the planning, for example the fact that the new building is based on the passive house standard.

European Business Award

Winner of the "European Business Award", customer satisfaction category, out of 15,000 companies evaluated.

Business Excellence

After almost 4 years of preparation, we are delighted with our great success. We receive two awards at our very first attempt, one as a finalist and the second as a category winner in the 2018 State Prize for Corporate Quality. The jury's reasoning: Etiketten CARINI is a family-run, economically very successful company with a strong sense of social responsibility, a high level of employee orientation and a correspondingly characterized corporate culture.


On June 3, 2019, Dr. Harald Raak took up his position as the new Managing Director of CARINI. Edgar Sohm remains Chairman of the Management Board.

At the same time, Thomas Sohm is stepping down from his role as Managing Director after 28 years at the helm of CARINI. Together with Andrea Sohm, he will increasingly take care of CARINI's tasks as owner's representative and continue to provide support in customer care.

After a construction period of around six months, we were able to complete the extension to our digital printing production facility and the new offices.
The expansion of our production areas has created 300 m² of space for possible capacity expansions and four new, bright offices.
Investments were also made in technical modernization and room cooling.
150,000 trees

Order by order, tree by tree, we want to help save the climate. Through each individual customer order and together with national and international partners, we plant trees in Vorarlberg and in places around the world where reforestation is essential. We have set ourselves the goal of planting 150,000 trees by 2030.

FINAT Label Award
Meisterwerk von einem Etikett

After repeated awards at the international FINAT Label Award, we win the overall "Best in Show" prize for the first time.

Golden Pixel Award
Golden Pixel Award Siegerehrung

Etiketten CARINI wins the 20th Golden Pixel Award in the largest category labels with the show label "Carini Moonshiner". The award was presented at a live event in Vienna on April 7.

FINAT Label Award 2022
FINAT Label Award 2022

June 01, 2022, Baveno, Italy. CARINI has four category winners, underlining its first-class range.

The ongoing success story of previous years, including the overall "Best in Show" victory in 2021, continues. With five "highly commended" awards and four category winners, it has succeeded in setting a clear mark in international comparison.

The 4th generation
CARINI Geschäftsführung

On March 1, the company changes its name to CARINI GmbH. Just one measure as part of the comprehensive brand relaunch.
At the same time, there are changes in the management: Simon Sohm is the 4th generation to take over the family business.

FINAT Label Award 2023
FINAT Award Gewinner

Vienna 31.05.2023: With 8 "Highly Commended" awards and victory in the category with the most entries, the success story continues.

Golden Pixel Award
Golden Pixel Award 2023

Great cinema for CARINI in Vienna on 04.10.2023: Winning the labels category and the phenomenal overall victory of the 21st Golden Pixel Award with the great label Alpine Sky by 9 Meadows.

The last 12 months

There is always something happening at CARINI. Among other things, we had a chilled barbecue in a great atmosphere and a fantastic family hiking day.