Identification Solutions

Founded as a spin-off in 2017, the division pools the Group’s activities in the fields of print & apply and labelling systems. The product range comprises logistically integrated labelling systems as well as comprehensive software solutions and consumables. This business segment, especially due to expanding its corporate portfolio, has grown steadily over the past years. The Identification Solutions division stands for the successful spin-off of business activities from our mid-tier segment on the one hand, and for the consistent implementation of our buy-and-build strategy on the other.


2021 | € 196 million
2020 | € 161 million
2019 | € 159 million

Scope of activities/Products

  • Labelling systems
  • Consumables
  • Software solutions

Customer groups

  • Food industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Chemical industry
  • Logistics companies

Number of employees in 2021


Annual average

A showcase for a long-term successful buy-and-build strategy

The identification and labelling of products, and subsequently ensuring complete tracking & tracing of goods, is already of high relevance for many branches of industry, such as the food, automotive and pharma industries, and will continue to gain in importance over the coming years. In establishing the Identification Solutions division, Possehl, applying the buy-and-build principle, succeeded in positioning itself competitively in this global growth market through systematic acquisitions and has continuously expanded its market position.

Our eighth division within the Possehl Group comprises the two company groups Logopak Systeme and Novexx Solutions as well the companies Eidos and Nordvalls acquired in 2017. In 2019, Etipack, another renowned manufacturer of industrial labelling solutions based in Italy, joined the Possehl Group. The labelling business was expanded further by the majority acquisition of the UK-based company The Watermill Press Ltd. in 2020. In 2021, Lari Tryck, a Scandinavian family business, was added as a further company for the labeling sector, which has since been merged into Nordvalls. Further external growth, especially in high-quality consumables, is a focus of Possehl Identifications Solutions’ strategy for the future. With its sophisticated product portfolio, highly diversified know-how and extensive software competencies, the division offers a wide range of individual solutions in the fields of development, production and sales of logistically integrated labelling systems serving as an interface between production and logistics, as well as digital thermal transfer printers, self-adhesive labels and thermal transfer films.

Moreover, the division has outstanding competencies in the field of software solutions. In addition to its own firmware, it develops software packages for label designing and database connection. Most recently, the division’s know-how in this particular business segment was strengthened even further by the majority acquisition of datakamp System GmbH & Co. KG. Operating with 907 employees in 13 countries, the division achieves annual sales of around €200 million.

Business Sites

Germany Auenwald, Buxtehude, Düsseldorf, Eching, Hartenholm, Ostfildern | The Netherlands Breda, Lijnden, Utrecht | United Kingdom Bradford, York | Italy Chieri, Cinisello Balsamo | Sweden Bjuv, Göteborg, Sjöbo | China Shanghai | Denmark Randers | France Rungis | India Bangalore | Poland Warsaw | Spain Castellar del Vallès | Turkey Istanbul | USA Wilmington