Zecher in figures

  • More than 170 employees
  • More than 70 years’ experience in the field of anilox rollers
  • Four production plants
  • Seventeen laser-engraving units, ten mechanical laser-engraving units
  • Production of around 12,000 anilox rollers annually
  • Annual turnover in excess of €24 million

Zecher Corporate Brochure


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Pioniere der Rasterwalze - Zecher

The anilox roller pioneers

Zecher’s activities have always revolved around anilox rollers: After starting out with production of the world’s first routinely engraved anilox roller, we have turned into a top-quality international supplier of innovative anilox-roller solutions. Ever since the company was founded in 1948 by Kurt Zecher, we have been continuously dedicated to improving the performance of the print roller, as evidenced by our more than 65 years’ experience in the production of engraved anilox rollers.

Tailored solutions for your individual needs

If print quality is to be optimised, the anilox rollers used must be matched to your personal requirements – as this is the only way to get the best out of your printing process. We therefore provide a wide range of anilox-roller solutions and additional services, which we will be pleased to adapt to your needs. We furthermore invite you to benefit from our experience in the printing sector, as we jointly apply our applications technology to dealing with the challenges involved.

Our approach to quality

The teams based at the four production plants of our company headquarters in Paderborn (Germany), which amount to more than 165 employees, manufacture anilox rollers and corresponding sleeves for your print applications. Production takes place exclusively in Germany as part of our continuous effort to maintain our strict in-house quality standards. This translates into reliable and consistent performance for the rollers that we supply to you.

Unser Qualitätsprinzip - Zecher

Cooperation with machine manufacturers

We have for many years been working intensively with all renowned machine manufacturers and end-users in the areas of label printing, flexible packaging, offset, coating and corrugated cardboard. The fruits of this cooperation are plain to see in the convincing machine demonstrations at international trade fairs.

Von Paderbon aus in die ganze Welt

From Paderborn to the whole world

After small beginnings involving exports to Austria and Switzerland, we now have an extensive network of sales partners that continues to grow. Zecher anilox rollers are currently in use in printing machines throughout the world. With sales partners in 60 countries, we ensure that you are never far from a local point of personal contact who can also advise you and offer you support regarding your acquisition of anilox rollers. The quick way to get in touch with your contact person.

Our corporate mission

We know just what is important, and we fine-tune our day-to- day activities accordingly. We keep a constant eye on our shared core values, in order to keep fulfilling our targets a little better than before.

The environment

We make our contribution to the protection and conservation of the environment with a resource-saving approach to the use of materials and low-emission production processes. We identify potential damage scenarios in advance, and establish measures designed to prevent them.


Our employees are both our guarantee of success and our most important asset. The ongoing development and further qualification of our workforce enjoy top priority within our organisation.


Our long-term success as a company is based on the continuous improvement of all our business processes.


Customer satisfaction is the common thread running through all our day-to-day activities. Close, direct contact with our customers helps us to understand their needs even better, as we match our performance to their requirements.

Keeping to delivery times

We undertake to supply our customers with timely and reliable performance, in terms of both products and services. All of our employees focus their efforts on this obligation to ensure the punctual delivery of our products to our customers.

Economic efficiency

We measure our commercial success by the yardsticks of sustainable, positive development of profitability, along with healthy growth.


We regard our suppliers as long-term partners with whom we share common goals and business relationships.

The environment

We make our contribution to the protection and conservation of the environment with a resource-saving approach to the use of materials and low-emission production processes. We identify potential damage scenarios in advance, and establish measures designed to prevent them.



No fewer than seventeen laser-engraving systems stand ready to perform your anilox-roller engraving tasks.

We celebrate our 70th anniversary as a company.

At this year's Drupa event we present our
innovative SteppedHex engraving - for an increased resolution without loss of volume.

Our sales network, which long ago began to stretch beyond our own borders, now includes distribution partners in more than 60 countries; all dedicated to providing onsite support.

This year’s Drupa event sees the initial launch of our “specifications pyramid”, designed to allow the optimisation of H.I.T. engraving technology for anything from white coverage to HD printing with maximum anilox resolution.

We always keep an eye on the state of the environment, and the installation of two block-type thermal power stations confirms our commitment to the sustainable use of energy.

Our new AniloxStrips allow you to take an onsite “fingerprint” of your roller, which we can then analyse on our premises in order to determine its state of repair.

Our team of employees is now 120 strong, and we are manufacturing anilox rollers with no fewer than twelve laser systems.

The Drupa event is again a launch venue; this time of our innovative surface finishing processes and the addition of further accessories to our range of products.

We celebrate our 50th anniversary as a company with the acquisition of a state-of-the-art coating system. We can now begin to set new standards in the field of coating technology.

After many years of research and tests involving laser-construction specialists, the time has come to offer a laser engraved ceramic roller.

Thanks to its high quality, Zecher has by now made a name for itself, with statistics that confirm its market leadership.

This year’s Drupa event sees the launch of our revolutionary 140l/cm F18.3. It delivers ink-transfer volumes that have never been achieved before.

Always with an eye on the future of printing, we deliver raster resolutions of 140-170 l/cm.

Thanks to continuous investment, we have a total of seven engraving systems.

Just one year later, Zecher takes a great innovative leap with the production an anilox-roller engraving with an angle of 45° for use in flexo printing. The use of a diamond-tipped stylus allows Zecher to improve existing rollers and supply fineness of 80 l/cm.

His pioneering spirit is encouraged by a series of enquiries from the printing industry, and he produces his first regularly engraved anilox roller.

It all starts with Kurt Zecher, a young entrepreneur with a wealth of ideas and a small workshop dedicated to galvanising and other surface treatments.


Solvency Certificate

Creditreform Paderborn Davis & Bolte KG has awarded our company the CrefoZert solvency certificate. In the course of the appraisal, our company showed a good solvency structure and fulfilled all certification criteria.

CO₂-Saving Certificate

By using a new and modern compressed air station in one of our facilities, we save 115,064 kg of CO₂ per year. The energy consumption for the compressed air station was reduced by 214,272 kWh per year. This corresponds to a savings rate of 31.3%.

German light rental certificate

By using the “Deutsche Lichtmiete-System” we save 149,432 kg of CO₂ per year. The energy consumption for the lighting system was reduced by 262,621 kWh per year. This corresponds to a savings rate of 66.88%.

ISO certificate

In the field of ceramic coating technologies, we have been certified since 2004 to DIN EN ISO 9001 standards. Regular audits are carried out to verify our compliance with quality guidelines. Our current status is based on a quality audit carried out in the summer of 2019, followed by renewed certification with no advisories.

ESKO certificate

Our HD-ready and full-HD engraving processes for high-resolution printing applications have been verified by Esko. Thanks to the strictness of its certification process, it is now the world’s highest quality standard for printing technology, and holders of the corresponding certificate enjoy an international reputation for consistently reliable print quality.

Zecher Management

Mr. 	Rüdiger Wand
Mr. Rüdiger Wand

Managing Director
+49 (0) 5251 /­ 1746-0
Mr. 	Thomas Eisner
Mr. Thomas Eisner

Managing Director
+49 (0) 5251 /­ 1746-0
Mr. 	Thomas Reinking
Mr. Thomas Reinking

Sales Director / Marketing
+49 (0) 5251 /­ 1746-0
Mr. 	Jörg Rohde
Mr. Jörg Rohde

Head of Application Engineering
+49 (0) 5251 /­ 1746-0


Ms. 	Svetlana Hatton
Ms. Svetlana Hatton

Area Sales Manager
+49 (0) 52 51 / 17 46 - 54
Mr. 	Andriy Krapivskyy
Mr. Andriy Krapivskyy

Area Sales Manager
+49 (0) 52 51 / 17 46 - 768
Mr. 	Sven Krüger
Mr. Sven Krüger

Area Sales Manager
+49 (0) 52 51 / 17 46 - 770
Mr. 	Holger Nenstiel
Mr. Holger Nenstiel

Area Sales Manager
+49 (0) 52 51 / 17 46 - 30
Ms. Heike Ott
Ms. Heike Ott

Area Sales Manager
Mr. Stefan Esche
Mr. Stefan Esche

Area Sales Manager
+49 (0) 52 51 / 17 46 - 58
Mr. 	André Huber
Mr. André Huber

Key Account Manager Machine Manufacturers
+49 (0) 52 51 / 17 46 - 738
Ms. 	Viola Ribera
Ms. Viola Ribera

Key Account Manager
+49 (0) 52 51 / 17 46 - 53
Ms. 	Tanja Gurok
Ms. Tanja Gurok

Sales Support
+49 (0) 52 51 / 17 46 - 14
Ms. 	Manuela Jonetat
Ms. Manuela Jonetat

Sales Support
+49 (0) 52 51 / 17 46 - 18
Mr. 	Fabian Jünkering
Mr. Fabian Jünkering

Sales Support
+49 (0) 52 51 / 17 46 - 75
Ms. 	Heike Koch
Ms. Heike Koch

Sales Support
+49 (0) 52 51 / 17 46 - 44
Ms. 	Walburga Mönikes
Ms. Walburga Mönikes

Sales Support, Sales Management Assistance
+49 (0) 52 51 / 17 46 - 57
Ms. 	Gabriele Reinstädler
Ms. Gabriele Reinstädler

Sales Support
+49 (0) 52 51 / 17 46 - 43
Ms. 	Anna Richert
Ms. Anna Richert

Sales Support
+49 (0) 52 51 / 17 46 - 13
Mr. 	Thomas Reinking
Mr. Thomas Reinking

Sales Director / Marketing
+49 (0) 5251 /­ 1746-0


Ms. 	Julia Springer
Ms. Julia Springer

Marketing / Communication
+49 (0) 52 51 / 17 46 - 32