The company history of Durst

The company history of Durst Phototechnik AG is closely related to the biography of Julius Durst, without whom the company Durst, which proudly bears his name today, would not exist. Although the technology today make us a completely different company compared with the early times of Julius Durst, his drive for innovation in the field of visual communication still shape the spirit and the culture of our business today.

80 Years of Experience

This presentation provides and overview of the development and the milestones of the company from its establishment by the brothers Julius and Gilbert Durst in 1936 to the Oberrauch family joining as ´financiers`.


We are a worldwide leading manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies and the first choice to run and transform to digital industrial production processes. We focus on efficient and environmentally friendly production technologies that are facilitated by digital change. Based on our independence as family-owned company, our values, talents and financial strength, we continuously invest in competencies and innovation. We strive for customer excellence and quality in all steps involved.


To earn loyalty and respect from our customers and employees by providing high-tech systems and solutions in the highest quality and by being true to ourselves: ›A little big business with firm roots in Tyrol‹.

Core Values


No matter how complex the problem, success comes through simplicity.

Focus On Purpose

If it doesn’t benefit the strategy, don’t waste energy on it.


Forms the basis for productivity and supports creativity.


Is tangible among employees and clients, and measured in the overall success.


Be on the same side. Speak the same language. Head in the same direction.


Take responsibility and be accountable for your actions.


Think. Respond. Optimize.


Love it. Change it. Leave it.

Ethical Code and Code of Conduct

The Durst Phototechnik AG is a global corporation, operative in the production of premium digital printer systems for the decoration and functionalization of surfaces.

The company strives to generate maximum added value for its customers, to be the employer of choice for its staff and to be a socially accepted company. A high level of integrity and professional conduct is required to achieve this objective. Success in our industries depends mainly on the trust that our customers, our employees and our suppliers as well as our service providers place in us. Further interest groups are governmental- and regulating authorities, competitors, the media and society as a whole.

Therefore it is essential for the management, as well as for staff to attach the greatest importance to the compliance with statutory requirements and internal guidelines and to recognize and abide by fundamental values.

This ethical code of conduct confirms our principles to sustain and strengthen this reliance. Furthermore, the ethical code of conduct serves to ascertain a common value system. The included values and guidelines are reflected in the regulations and directives of the Durst Phototechnik AG and all its divisions.

The Durst management, the administrative- and supervisory board, as well as all levels of managers and employees are expected to comply with these values and principles.

We continuously strive to adapt the ethical code to developments in the business- or regulatory environment and also to our ethical core values. We, the management of the Durst Phototechnik AG are personally committed to the values described in this ethical code of conduct. We pledge to create a framework that will provide ideal conditions for our employees and suppliers to adhere to the ethical code in their daily work.

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