Ring Alliance Ringbuchtechnik is acquired by Austrian RAG Group – with the aim to continue the success of the company.
Bensons BV is integrated in Ring Alliance Ringbuchtechnik.
Both companies join their strengths – for the greatest benefit of their
Robert Krause, former Ring Max, joins Ring International Holding.
Hungarian production site of Koloman Handler takes over the whole production from Vienna.
Bensons – having a global footprint (The Netherlands, UK, France, USA and Singapore) – joins Ring International Holding.
Ring International Holding acquires Koloman Handler and
its Hungarian subsidiary.
Following three generations of family-ownership, Koloman Handler is
sold to an investors.
Automated production is started in the Hungarian production plant.
The Hungarian subsidiary of Koloman Handler is established.
Koloman Handler builds his first production plant for ring binder
mechanisms in Vienna.
Invention of the first ring binder mechanism by Koloman Handler providing a solution businessmen were looking for at this time: making books more „durable“. This is how the „eternal book“ – the ring binder – was born.
Koloman Handler is founded in Austria and starts with the
production of metal book corners.