Father and son Bosman
Herman Bosman, CEO
Herman Rudolf Bosman, founder
(°Amsterdam, 3/3/1923 - † Hasselt, 17/7/2009)
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'.
In 2003 the R&D department was given a completely new laboratory, equipped with the most modern appliances.
Grafityp started focussing more and more on ecological products and production methods, which led to the achievement of 2 environmental awards (1998-1999).
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.
2 foreign subsidiaries were founded at the same time back in 1991: Tamworth (UK) and Barcelona (Spain).
In 1991 Grafityp started research into their own special production method for manufacturing the 'high quality cast films'.
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.
New and faster CSR cutting plotters were introduced again and again. Grafityp kept investing in this rapidly evolving market.
The CSR success story continued swiftly in 1987, and the company knew a period of exponential growth.
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.
Grafityp started producing their own brand of PVC films in 1986, named Grafitack.
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.
Herman Bosman bought a part of the buildings of the former charcoal mines in Houthalen and founded the company 'Grafityp Lettersystems'.
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.
Herman Bosman founded h/o stanserij Holland in post-war Amsterdam. In 1961 the name was changed into NV Bosman Letters. 0