We believe in the power of innovative and creative thinking. But we believe even more in the long-term cultivation of ideas and businesses. By renewing ourselves and adapting to new markets, we create the best possible conditions for our businesses to thrive, grow and evolve.
We are a family owned business group with 7 operative companies in 4 countries. At Gepe Group, we are proud of our long heritage in successfully industrializing complex ideas. We have been around since 1955, but we’re just getting started.
From slide mountsto skin care
Photographic slide mounts made the Gepe brand known. But the world keeps turning, and technologies with it. When the digital revolution came, we diversified. Today, our group’s companies offer products that range from skin care to medical devices and animal identification.
Sterisol designs, manufactures and markets unique skin care and eye cleansing products for people at work. The products are used in areas such as heavy industry, healthcare, food industry and hotels.
Cenova takes on demanding projects that require ingenuity and precision, and develops/produces innovative plastic devices and packaging solutions for businesses with high regulatory requirements, such as medical devices, food and pharmaceutical.
Gepe Geimuplast develops, manufactures and markets the Q-flex animal ear tags and RFID transponders as well as complex, high volume industrial plastic components for automotive and other demanding industrial areas.
As a family-owned group of companies, business is part of our heritage. That’s why we have a long-term perspective and strive for our companies to be self-financed and autonomously run. At Gepe Group, we are creative, curious, and open-minded to new opportunities. Our companies are what make us proud.
AB BIWEX IS FOUNDED IN SWEDEN
AB Biwex in Sweden is founded by Göran Pettersson and the production of slide changer's starts.
GEPE A-SLIDE MOUNT IS INVENTED
The successful Gepe A-slide mount is invented which marks the commercial break-through of Gepe slide mounts and the first injection molding machine is bought.
FIRST PRODUCTION FACILITY OUTSIDE OF SWEDEN
The first production facility, Biwex NV, outside of Sweden is set up in the Netherlands. Biwex NV produces slide mounts and other photo accessories for the central European markets.
1975 – 1990
ESTABLISHMENT OF PHOTO DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES IN MAJOR MARKETS
Gepe establishes daughter companies in the Netherlands, Germany, USA, UK and Norway. All these companies distribute the Gepe photo accessories as well as third party photo products.
The building where the group started to expand its slide mount business in 1965 is sold to the Prototal group. This marks the end of the group’s transformation from a producer of photo accessories to the diversified company group it...
The business of our US distribution company, HP Marketing, is divested to the Mac Group and Omega-Brandes Group. This is a further step in the ongoing transformation of the group and the re-focusing away from the photo business.