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6890 Lustenau
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Industrie Nord
Bildgasse 42
6890 Lustenau

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 Gebäude

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.

Our vision: To find the way to realize the impossible.
Our mission: To use innovation, know-how and passion to give products their visual identity and inspire people with it.
Our goal: To create something unique for our customers.

Our future: As a family business, we feel a special obligation to our children. The guiding principle “avoid before reduce before recycle before discard” determines our handling of natural resources.


CARINI Milestones


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.


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.


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

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.

New construction

Construction of the first company building in Bildgasse in Lustenau.

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. 

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.

Generation change

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

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. 

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.


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. 

European Business Award

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

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. 


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.

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.
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. 

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. 

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.

FINAT Label Award

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.

The 4th generation
CARINI Geschäftsführung

On March 1, the company changed its name to CARINI GmbH. This is just one measure in the context of the comprehensive brand relaunch.
At the same time there are changes in the management: With Simon Sohm the 4th generation starts the family business.

FINAT Label Award
FINAT Award Gewinner

Wien 31.05.2023: Mit 8 "Highly Commended" Auszeichnungen und dem Sieg in der Kategorie mit den meisten Einreichungen geht die Erfolgsgeschichte weiter.  

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 from 9 Meadows.