vader en zoon Bosman

Father and son Bosman

Herman Bosman, CEO

Herman Rudolf Bosman, founder
(┬░Amsterdam, 3/3/1923 - † Hasselt, 17/7/2009)

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2005

Grafityp started developing a series of revolutionary GEF non-PVC films, which are manufactured completely in-house by means of a brand new 'cast extrusion unit'.

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2003

In 2003 the R&D department was given a completely new laboratory, equipped with the most modern appliances.

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1998

Grafityp started focussing more and more on ecological products and production methods, which led to the achievement of 2 environmental awards (1998-1999).

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1994 - 1995

Grafityp achieved the ISO-9001 quality label for the first time. After 5 years of in-depth research Graficast was introduced to the press, the dealers and the large public in 1995.

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1991

2 foreign subsidiaries were founded at the same time back in 1991: Tamworth (UK) and Barcelona (Spain).

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1991

In 1991 Grafityp started research into their own special production method for manufacturing the 'high quality cast films'.

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1990

New office buildings and warehouses were built and made it possible for Grafityp to continue growing in a market in which demand was also growing rapidly.

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1988

New and faster CSR cutting plotters were introduced again and again. Grafityp kept investing in this rapidly evolving market.

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1987

The CSR success story continued swiftly in 1987, and the company knew a period of exponential growth.

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1986

Grafityp won the very prestigious Ambiorix award in 1986. This award was given by VKW Limburg every three years to the most dynamic company in the Province of Limburg.

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1986

Grafityp started producing their own brand of PVC films in 1986, named Grafitack.

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1984

After an extremely intensive period of research and development, Grafityp introduced CSR, the first cutting plotter in the world that was steered by a computer.

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1969

Herman Bosman bought a part of the buildings of the former charcoal mines in Houthalen and founded the company 'Grafityp Lettersystems'.

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1968

NV Bosman Letters kept growing rapidly and the location in the centre of Amsterdam soon became too small. Shops were opened in Rotterdam, Eindhoven and Utrecht.

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1945

Herman Bosman founded h/o stanserij Holland in post-war Amsterdam. In 1961 the name was changed into NV Bosman Letters. 0