• Svoboda Press takes delivery of a new manroland 48 page press
  • Severotisk takes delivery of a new, horizontal manroland 48 page press
  • The entire printing business of Mega Press Holdings is acquried by eds Romania
  • PASSAVIA takes delivery of a new 7b Heidelberg printing press to reinforce the focus on 7b format, entry into packaging printing
  • Commissioning of two KBA Compacta C818 72pp at the Eurodruk-Poznań and Zrinyi locations
  • DPE acquires eds.group. DPE's goal is to actively support entrepreneurial management teams in order to drive growth in its investments. Kartesia supports the acquisition.
  • Acquisition of Hungary's second-largest print shop IPress Center (IPC) to improve publishing and catalogue printing in Hungary
  • Management buy-out at Holzmann Druck GmbH & Co. KG by the local management at the end of August 2014
  • The new owners of eds.group are Altercap (advised by Kartesia), European Capital and Darby Private Equity.
  • Sale of the coldset print shop LVDS Wels in Austria to Moser Holding. Concentration of activities on sheet-fed and heatset offset
  • Establishment of eds Romania (web-fed offset printing) as a further expansion step in Southeast Europe (fourth greenfield investment of the eds.group).
  • New manroland 64pp for Svoboda Press Prague
  • Sale of the entire eds.group by Verlagsgruppe Passau to the private equity fund 3i, London and the management.
  • Entry into the Hungarian market by acquiring the Zrínyi Nyomda web-fed offset print shop in Budapest
  • Start of the next expansion step in the web-fed offset segment in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe with the purchase of the Svoboda print shop in Prague, the largest print shop in the Czech Republic.
  • New construction of the Pilsen print shop with over 13,000sqm in the Borska Pole industrial zone. Investment in a 6-unit format for envelope production, investment in a continuous printing press for mailing contract printing. (third greenfield investment of eds.group).
  • Establishment of Eurodruk-Poznań (web-fed offset printing) as a critical step for expansion in Poland (second greenfield investment of eds.group).
  • Merger between Passavia and Neue Presse Druckservice GmbH to form PASSAVIA Druckservice GmbH & Co. KG. Relocation of Passavia to Passau Sperrwies. Joint market presence of the three German-speaking sheet-fed print shops (Passavia, Holzmann, Landesverlag) under the brand just-print-it.com
  • Acquisition of the German sheet-fed print shops Holzmann Druck, Bad Wörishofen and PASSAVIA, Passau, founded in 1888
  • Start of sheet-fed printing activities in Poland with the purchase and establishment of the sheet-fed print shop Eurodruk-Kraków
  • The shareholders of eds.group bring Neue Presse Druckservice Passau (sheet-fed offset printing) and the Austrian Landesverlag Druckservice (sheet-fed offset in Linz and rotary printing in Wels) into the eds.group.
  • Establishment of the North Bohemian web-fed offset print shop Severotisk in Ústí nad Labem (first greenfield investment of eds.group) with a focus on “horizontal” press formats
  • In the same year, investment in the West Bohemian print shop Typos (forms and commercial printing) in Pilsen as part of the privatisation process in the Czech Republic.
  • Establishment of Euro-Druckservice AG (eds.group) as the future umbrella company for all printing activities (with the exception of the newspaper print shops) of Verlagsgruppe Passau.