In 1856, C.H.F. Wöhrmann, from the German Celle area established himself as a bookbinder in Zutphen. For the past century and a half the company has specialised in the industrial production of books. In 1983 the ‘Koninklijk’ Royal Warrant was awarded. Following customer demand for the production of small print-runs, in April 1997 Wöhrmann Print Service was established as a subsidiary of Koninklijke Wöhrmann. WPS operates as a digital printer. It also has a host of processing abilities in-house.
Since 1999, Koninklijke Wöhrmann has been part of the French multinational CPI Group, Europe’s largest book producer. The company has developed from being solely a bookbinder, carrying out one stage in the book manufacturing process for publishers and printers, to becoming an all-in company, operating mainly for publishers and carrying out complete book production for a range of market segments.
CPI Group is currently the largest printer of black-and-white books in Western Europe, with operations in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Czech Republic and of course Koninklijke Wöhrmann and Wöhrmann Print Service in the Netherlands.