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Etiketten CARINI Ltd.

Industrie Nord
Bildgasse 42
6890 Lustenau
Österreich
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Industrie Nord
Bildgasse 42
6890 Lustenau
Österreich
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Always on the move since 1939.
A look inside our company.

Family, tradition & innovation.

Cooperation at the highest level

Labels are not just about conveying information, they are about you. And thus it is about what constitutes lasting success for every company: customer acquisition and retention through a distinctive appearance, trust, emotions, enthusiasm for the brand and the product. For this reason, CARINI has been dedicated to the development of innovative label solutions at the highest level of quality for over 80 years – and is today one of the leading companies in its sector throughout Europe.

Our key objective is to accompany and support you on your path to success with all our experience – with maximum flexibility and reliability, state-of-the-art technologies, wide-ranging expertise, continuous further development, digital networking and a highly motivated team. Benefit from a partnership with CARINI at the highest level. Because with passion and skill, we make your vision into our mission!

CARINI Vision & Mission

CARINI is a healthy, excellent and financially independent company, which is one of the most successful label manufacturers in Europe in 2025.

One third of the energy required in the company
will be provided by CARINI itself in 2025.

Employees are enthusiastic about their leader and enjoy working at CARINI thanks to the management style as well as the corporate culture.

Enthusiastic customers actively recommend us.

We prove it every day, that humanity is the basis for long-term economic success.

Without economics, we won’t succeed. Without humanity, we won’t survive.
As a business, we are naturally keen to achieve our economic targets. But it’s just as important to us to ensure that our partners and staff are happy. Only with satisfied, trusting customers can we stay competitive. And only with motivated staff can we continue developing innovative solutions and establishing them successfully on the market.

For coming generations: CARINI thinks ahead. As a family-run company, we feel a special commitment to the future of our children. Because of this, we ensure that social responsibility is practised by every individual on a daily basis. Our use of natural resources is governed by the principle of “avoidance before reduction before recycling before disposal”.  As a direct consequence, we always make a point of thinking through the environmental impact of new processes and products in advance. This pioneering combination of environmental protection with the ability to identify potential and save costs was also a decisive factor in CARINI’s achievement of EN ISO 14001 certification.

The history of CARINI

1939
Foundation

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

1945
Relocation

After the end of the Second World War, the company relocates to the emerging Vorarlberg Rhine Valley community of Lustenau. The focus is 100% on trading with labels.

1963
Change

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

1965
Label printing

On 1 May, Walter Erne starts printing the first labels on a Heidelberg printing platen in a rented office. Today, this stands as an exhibit in the company.

1974
New construction

Construction of the first company building in Bildgasse in Lustenau.

1991
New construction

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

1998
Digital printing

In 1998, investments are made in a completely new machine technology: Digital printing on rolls. Labels CARINI is the first company in Austria, Switzerland and Southern Germany to offer this technology. Digital printing on reels opens up the possibility of entering completely new markets in the small-volume sector.

1999
Generation change

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

2000
Building extension

The extension increases the usable floor space by around 150% to approx. 5,500 m². Two years later, a milestone is reached: an annual turnover of 1 million euros. 

2006
Technology innovation

We are the second company in the world to invest in the Gallus RCS offset press. This marks the beginning of a new era with the concept of platform-based presses, in which we can act individually and according to specific requirements for each job.

 

2009
Building extension

The years 2008/2009 are marked by the extension of the company building. Comfortable space is provided for a new entrance area, offices, production, dispatch, sanitary and social rooms on 1,300 m2 of floor space on two floors. Environmental factors were also taken into account in the planning, for example, the new building is based on the passive house standard. 

2010
European Business Award

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

2018
Business Excellence

After almost 4 years of preparation, we are delighted with our success. Already at the first attempt, we were awarded twice, once as a finalist and secondly as a category winner in the State Prize for Corporate Quality 2018. The jury's reasoning: Etiketten CARINI is a family-run, economically very successful company with a strong sense of social responsibility, a high degree of employee orientation and a correspondingly distinctive corporate culture. 

2019
Change

Am 3. Juni 2019 tritt Dr. Harald Raak seine Stelle als neuer technischer Geschäftsführer bei CARINI an. Edgar Sohm bleibt weiterhin Vorsitzender der Geschäftsführung.

On 3 June 2019, Dr Harald Raak takes up his position as CARINI's new technical managing director. Edgar Sohm will remain 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. In the future, he will increasingly take care of the tasks as owner representative of CARINI together with Andrea Sohm and will continue to provide support in the area of customer care.

2020
Building extension
After a construction period of about half a year, we were able to complete the extension of our digital printing production and the new offices. 
The enlargement of our production areas created 300 m² of space for possible capacity expansions and four new, bright offices.
In addition, we invested in technical modernisation and room cooling.
2021
150.000 trees

Order by order, tree by tree, we want to help save the climate. Through every single 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. 

2021
FINAT Label Award
Meisterwerk von einem Etikett

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

2022
Golden Pixel Award
20. Golden Pixel Siegerehrung

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 07 April.

2022
FINAT Label Award
FINAT AWARD 2022

01 June 2022, Baveno, Italy. CARINI provides four category winners, underlining the first-class bandwidth.

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

Awards