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REINER® History - More than 100 years of experience

Passion for our products since 1913

REINER® - based in Furtwangen in the Black Forest, family business with 111 years of history, globally networked employer for more than 200 highly qualified employees. A fascinating success story - "Made in Germany".

Ernst REINER® was an inventor and visionary with the courage to found his own company as a handicraft business in the field of precision mechanics in 1913. After only a few years, he began the core business that is still successful today: the development and manufacture of hand stamps.

After the end of the war decades, the development of the medium-sized company picks up speed rapidly, supported by increasing technological progress: In 1950, the first electric stamps are manufactured, followed 20 years later by the entry into the field of OCR printers for banks, which at the same time is the starting signal for the continuous introduction of electronics.

As a result, REINER® has been able to develop steadily and expand its market position not only in the German market, but worldwide. In addition to the high-quality stamps, the newly developed marking devices and precision parts at the highest level of quality contributed to this. Thus, the family-owned company was able to quickly make a name for itself internationally - with highly qualified employees and without losing its roots in the Black Forest.

Milestones - the road to success, step by step

Inventiveness and courage created a company for generations that is still family-owned today.


1913   Company founded by Ernst REINER®


1919   Production of hand stamps hand stamps - construction of the first numbering machine


1950   Production of Electric stamps


1960   Strong growth in numbering machines and special printing units


1970   First OCR - Printer for German banking system


1981   Entry into electronics (electronic special printers for banks)

1983   Takeover of Horray Company


1996   A range of Smart Card Readers was developed as a base for REINER® SCT Company

1996   REINER® buys IP-Systeme, a specialist in software for banks

1998   REINER® enters the cheque scanner business


2000   Presentation of handheld inkjet printer jetStamp® 790

2001   ISO 9001-2000 CERTIFICATE for REINER®

2004   First self-service scanner is introduced, the RS891 single document scanner

2007   The first step on the way to becoming a "lean company" was achieved with the TPM Award in bronze


2011   Entry into the labelling market with the handheld inkjet printer REINER® 940


2021    Expansion of MIM production through additional and larger furnace capacities Sintering/Debinding

2024   Strategic decision to sell the software company IP-Systeme

REINER® - with experience into the future