Our Company today.

As in recent years, we have continued to adjust to the needs of the domestic and international markets. We lead the way in applying technological advances in the printing industry and are dedicated to developing our production facilities to keep us competitive.
Several decades of professional experience, an outstanding technical background, continuous innovation, and our committed team guarantee that we align with the ever-changing market needs in order to provide services in a cost effective and flexible manner, keeping short deadlines and still ensuring impeccable quality.


Widening our possibilities in terms of technology.
Procurement of a Xeikon equipment

allowed us to enter the market of high performance digital label printing. We installed our finishing machine ensuring 100% camera control and our ECL® product was an award winner at the FINAT competition.
Our new innovations on the ECL® products market began with the installation of yet another production line which increased our ECL® production capacity and widened our technological potential. Our ECL® product was a repeat award winner at the 2016 FINAT competition, as well as an award at HUNGAROPACK’s competition.


Further increasing our production capacity.
We continued to increase our ECL® production and converting capacity.


Manufacturing of food industry labels.
As a result of our constant technological development and innovation, our ECL® labels were adopted by the food industry as well. Since then we have been fully present as a supplier for major international companies.


Entry to the market of secondary packaging materials for pharmaceutical products.
In order to increase production safety and capacity for our different ECL® label structures, we installed yet another state-of-the-art ECL® production line.
In the same year, CODEX took over the printing production activities of Sásdi Nyomda Kft, thereby entering the market of secondary packaging materials for pharmaceutical products.


Development and further expansion.
The development of our technology and the continuous expansion of our activities made it necessary to modernize our printing facility in Budakeszi, to expand its territory significantly, and install a full air-conditioning system within the production area.


Special and unique.
We won a gold medal at the Pro Typographia 2010 competition in the category of Special Publications with our Budapest 2010 calendar, printed with special effect varnishing technology.


Another recognition, and confirmation of our innovative.
The execution of a special ECL® label won us the Special Prize for Innovation at the Pro Typographia 2009 competition.


ne of our Company’s products won a bronze medal at the Pro Typographia 2008 competition.


Special printing solutions.
Having recognized the market needs, we implemented a significant capital project to launch the production of self-adhesive ECL® labels (i.e. extendable content labels or “Smart” labels) for the first time in Hungary. Combined with our previous developments, this paved the way for further innovation. We began to develop unique technical solutions and label structures based on the needs of our customers.


Capturing new market segments.
In response to the requirements of the Hungarian Post Office, we developed the new return receipt forms with a self-adhesive structure, which comply with international standards. We still supply these products in sheets and leporello formats. With our further developments, we entered the market of direct mail products.


Another strategic move, and a significant step forward.
As a greenfield investment project in Budakeszi, we put our headquarters into operation. This site became home to the ideal production facility. Regarding its design, our most important consideration was to create a safe environment within an optimum infrastructure. This, coupled with our tested team of staff members, is the key to success.


A continuous extension of our product range.
CODEX moved to a new, larger building in Budapest due to the constant expansion of our printing business. We focused our attention on developing new products utilizing advanced knowledge and technology to satisfy the unique needs of our customers. These were not necessarily associated with the production of the typical forgery proof products.


As a form of divestiture and to increase efficiency and safekeeping, our printing house transferred administration and recording of securities to CODEX Értéktár és Értékpapír Rt. as of 1 January 1996. A few years later, the new company specializing in this business increased the total volume of deposits it administers and holds in safekeeping to above HUF 700 billion.


Value and safety.
In compliance with the requirements of the legal regulations, CODEX Rt. was the first company in Hungary to receive a license to produce other securities.


As a result of a buyout process, CODEX Rt. shares were passed from the founding institutional investors to the management ownership, thereby continuing and increasing management’s commitment.


Satisfying new market needs.
In order to satisfy new market needs, and having a license from the Banking Supervision, we started safekeeping and administration of securities.


When everything changed.
Having recognized the market possibilities, we added the manufacturing of securities to our printing business, which had started its activities this year. This strategic decision was a milestone in the history of CODEX. A few years later we completed the investment projects for machinery and equipment necessary to our printing business. We started to manufacture in three shifts, forgery proof share certificates, various bank bonds, certificates of deposit and other certificates, cooperative shares, asset notes and almost every kind of security on the market. We started to develop a computer design software program to create forgery proof graphics for securities.


It all started in a downtown office.
The Company was established on the 30th September 1988 by Hungarian institutional investors. As originally planned by the founders, the Company started publishing books and manufacturing conventional printed products.