Senefelder Misset is a graphic service provider with a rich past!
1873 – 1902 From a commercial printer’s to a printing establishment and a publishing company
In 1873, Cornelis Misset (then 24 years of age) set up a commercial printer’s in the Grutstraat in Doetinchem. The first high-pressure rotary press went into operation 26 years later, in 1899. Several years later, Misset became a company limited by shares: NV Nederlandsche Drukker- en Uitgeversmaatschappij 'C. Misset' Doetinchem.
1907 – 1954 New presses
In 1907, Misset produced ten trade journals and weekly magazines. This number grew and, in 1925, the first offset press was purchased. The first rotary intaglio press went into use a few years later. In 1945, the company was hit by a bomb but, fortunately, the damage was repaired in the same year. In 1954, it was time to build a new hall onto the existing buildings to accommodate a new high-pressure rotary intaglio press; this provided room on the first floor for the editorial offices.
1968 – 1984 Member of Elsevier
In 1968, Misset joined NV Uitgeversmaatschappij Elsevier in Amsterdam and the International Publishing Corporation in London. The works council met for the first time. The first 4-colour rotary intaglio press went into operation.
The printer’s and the publishing house started to work independently of one another early in the 1970s, the corporate split between them becoming a fact in 1972. A couple of years later, in 1976, the Misset companies were fully owned by Elsevier and, half way through the 1980s, Misset moved into new business premises on the industrial estate ‘De Huet’ in Doetinchem. The company was equipped with state-of-the-art machinery.
1989 – 1998 Henkes Senefelder and Roto Smeets
Audet Nijmegen was taken over by Elsevier in 1989. Misset Grafische Bedrijven separated from Elsevier and concluded a partnership with Henkes Senefelder, which was also a former Elsevier company. The name MGB was changed to Senefelder Misset Grafisch Bedrijf to emphasize the ties with the company in Purmerend. In 1991 vindt de intrede van de offset-rotatie-techniek plaats. Een paar jaar later, in 1995, is het afgelopen met de diepdrukactiviteiten. Senefelder Misset is nu een puur offsetbedrijf. In 1998, the company became a member of the Roto Smeets printing businesses, thus falling under Roto Smeets De Boer (RSDB) Holding, although the name Senefelder Misset was kept.
2000 – 2012 Expansion
A new front office organisation was set up in 2002 and this was accompanied by a large internal renovation. A 16-page Polyman press was added to the machinery in 2006, but it rapidly became clear that the space was too small and that expansion of the premises was necessary. Senefelder Misset therefore expanded in 2008 to make space for the Post-processing department. Maar liefst 5.500 m2 extra ruimte! Bovendien wordt het machinepark verrijkt met een garenloos bindstraat. In 2009, the 16 and 32-page printing presses were replaced by a 64-page press. A whole new business unit, X-Media Solutions, was added the following year (2010). This unit focused on the management, production and cross-media accessibility of content.
Senefelder Misset has continued to grow this year. In 2013 it has investedin the Ferag UniDrum, an ultramodern machine when it comes to saddle stitching. The production capacity can be further optimised thanks to this collecting and stitching system.