Smart and Innovative Solutions - since 1964
For over 50 years, our company has manufactured series and customized equipment for print processing
and has been a long established supplier to governmental and private security printing companies. RFID
encoding, personalization using inkjet, thermo transfer and laser, as well as print verification using
cameras and the application of holograms for document security. - With our RADUS product line, we offer
our customers innovative coding and personalization solutions for ISO cards, individual sheets, labels,
tickets and continuous forms.
Innovative and future-oriented concepts, in-house development and the production of highly-efficient and
reliable machines explain the high degree of brand awareness for RADUS around the world.
The history of the company starts in 1964 in Wuppertal with the foundation of the company by Arnold
Herzig. In 1970, during the first expansion phase, the company moved to nearby Sprockhoevel. At the
same time, the current headquarters of the company was built, including its production and administration
Numerous patents and innovations, as well as consistent alignment of the product range to meet
customers' requirements, quickly established the company as a constant in the graphic area when it
comes to numbering and coding systems.
Deriving from these successes, the name RADUS came from an abbreviation of "Rationelle
Durchschlagnummerierung" (efficient carbon-copy numbering). Advertising slogans such as "Those who
number think of RADUS" meant that the former product name became a brand name over the course of
Due to continual expansion, a new administration building was acquired in 1982 with rooms for customer
training and demonstrating machines, and there was a further expansion in production capacity.
Inspired by the challenge of new, future technologies, the focus of the product range has concentrated on
the area of security printing and RFID since the 1990s. Protection against the forgery of documents using
holograms and security numbering are part of this, as are the coding and personalisation of RFID smart
cards and tickets, in which field the company is today a market leader.
Area of work, market & customers
The core area of work of our globally-active company is the development, production and sale of
industrial components and machines for document security, as well as the encoding and personalisation
of products using RFID transponders.
Our clients in the graphic field primarily include private and state security printing companies, printers
from the widest range of industries, and the producers of machines for printing banknotes and tickets, and
In addition to our series range, we also develop specific solutions, such as special products for particular
applications, and we integrate our components and modules into existing production systems. In this, we
also collaborate with renowned machine manufacturers from respective fields of application. We can thus
offer our customers advice, design and training under one roof.
Demonstrations, advertising and sales
The most important bridges for us for reaching our customers are regular exhibitions at international trade
fairs at home and abroad. But of course we also use modern electronic media such as the Internet.
However, personal contact with our customers and business partners continues to take priority. Naturally,
we always have our finger on the pulse, so you'll also find contributions from us in national and
international publications, particularly in the field of security printing.
Direct sales ex works, with our showrooms and demonstration areas, are important means for accessing
new markets and looking after our regular customers. We are represented around the world by
independent agents. These agents provide on-site advice, sales and service for our products. By covering
various languages in our company and with the help of our foreign representatives, we are able to serve
the entire world market. The production and sale of over ten thousand systems are impressive proof of
this. You can contact our team in full confidence with your requirements.
Company Arnold Herzig GmbH - Germany
Smart and Innovative Solutions for the Security Printing Industry