It’s our aim to offer both fun and planning security to you, your business partners and guests by providing products that help you to organize joyful events.
We continuously develop our products to meet the growing demands of our customers. Being a manufacturer from the Stuttgart area, we feel committed to the quality statement of the label “Made in Germany”.
Our two families have owned and led Wolf & Appenzeller for 90 years. What we have learned in all these years is that our clients’ satisfaction is more important than quick money, because a satisfied customer will always come back.
This is our motto and the philosophy which we pursue at Wolf & Appenzeller every day. A genuinely positive attitude to life is not only reflected in our faces, but also in our customers’ faces. Should you choose products from our company, you can always be certain that they will help to make your events unforgettable.
As far as powerful dialogue marketing solutions are concerned, we can create innovative customer retention tools and products to improve your response data. We are literally a great team which provides advice in a friendly and professional manner. Our actions are always governed by a positive attitude to life.
Welcome to Wolf & Appenzeller
Wolf & Appenzeller starts digital printing. From now on we are much more flexible in printing of most of our products.
Launch of direct marketing products and Vinyl entry wristbands
Expansion into more and more foreign markets
Wolf & Appenzeller rises to become a prize-draw specialist. Development of digital offset printing of advertising letter (instant-win) prize-draw tickets. Development and market launch of scratch cards
Commissioning of a complex EDP system
Development of international markets and target groups
As a result of continuous development work in the manufacture of production engineering systems and machinery, Wolf & Appenzeller managed to develop its know-how based on the progress and insights gained from decades of experience.
After more than one year of preliminary work, we are awarded ISO 9001 certification by DEKRA. This guarantees that all of our production processes meet an internationally recognized quality and safety standard.
On account of significant demand, the VIP admission wristband product range is increased with the addition of a Tyvek wristband.
Start of production of 4-colour self-adhesive and scratch labels on high-performance rotation letterpress machinery.
Commissioning of machinery for the fully automated production of VIP admission wristbands. Using the brand name "IDENT“, we are the only manufacturer of this product in Europe.
Following a two-year project planning and construction period, we move into our modern and ample office and factory premises in Markgröningen.
Following another extension to the Porschestraße factory premises in 1984 and the lack of space, a new corporate location has to be found to secure the company's growth. A 15,000 m² building plot is purchased on the newly-developed industrial estate "Im Sträßle“ in Markgröningen.
EDP launched, using mid-range data processing technology.
The company's legal form is altered. As part of a company split, a "GmbH" (private limited company) is established as a production and sales company and a "GbR" (non-trading partnership) is established as a management company.
The prize-draw ticket is identified as a means to boost response. Our customer base is widened with the addition of major mail-order companies and marketing agencies. Sales and production volumes of rolls of prize-draw tickets rise incredibly in subsequent years.
50th anniversary of Wolf & Appenzeller
Development and construction of machinery to produce another variant of tombola prize-draw tickets, instant-win prize-draw tickets.
1964 to 1974
Sales increase continuously. Office and production capacity again has to be matched to increased business volumes and the company's premises are considerably enlarged in four construction phases.
Start of production of non-transferable admission badges, so-called "Tanzkontroller" (literally: ballroom admission control tags). The product quickly gains market acceptance.
Office and production premises have again become too small. New office and production premises are built on the newly developed Porschestraße industrial estate in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.
Acquisition of a plot of land in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen and construction of the first proprietary office and factory building. Development of an innovative security ticket (with registered design protection). This results in a considerable growth in sales and above all in the acquisition of a new customer base, our fairground entertainer customers.
Repair of the heavily damaged workshop and machinery. Production of prize-draw tickets on hold during the first post-war years. Demand for festive items resumes again in 1948. Old and new business relationships with customers and suppliers are consolidated. Business premises in Wattstraße become too small.
At the beginning of World War II operations come to a standstill.
Increase in production and in sales. Larger premises are rented in Wattstraße.
Following the issue of a patent for a machine to produce rolls of prize-draw tickets, Berthold Wolf (* 27.10.1896 † 21.7.1944) and Karl Appenzeller (* 5.5.1905 † 22.4.1991) establish a company constituted under civil law – Messrs. Wolf & Appenzeller. The purpose of the company is to produce tombola prize-draw tickets and to sell festive items. A small workshop is rented in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.
It has been a long way from our beginnings as a supplier of many different types of prize-draw tickets for fairground entertainers and lotteries of all kinds to a manufacturer of successful dialogue marketing instruments. And it was worth all the effort. No matter if you need scratch cards or different kinds of prize-draw tickets, our customized production facilities are able to meet almost all customers’ requirements, and each new requirement is a welcome challenge.
We have also been successful in the field of events: from the early days of our "Tanzkontroller“ through to sophisticated, printable entry control wristbands for many kinds of occasions. Lanyards and silicone wristbands complete our portfolio of event accessories
Both these terms characterize our company. Our two families have owned and led Wolf & Appenzeller for 90 years. What we have learned in all these years is that our clients’ satisfaction is more important than quick money, because a satisfied customer will always come back.
Therefore we continuously develop our products to meet the growing demands of our customers. Being a manufacturer from the Stuttgart area, we feel committed to the quality statement of the label “Made in Germany”.