Ostling Markingsystems has 50 years of experience in permanent product identification
Where do we come from?
In the middle of the 18th century, steel experts of Walloon origin migrated from Belgium to northern Sweden. They were called Pierro. In the striving steel district of Sandviken they grew prosperous, purchased a manorial estate and changed their name: OSTLING.
Their interest in technology remained unchanged. They developed machines to rationally harvest turf, reshape steel or produce nails, for example.
This innovative thinking and the motivation of his ancestors shaped the company founder, Rolf Östling. He was born in the port city of Gävle in Sweden. Following his school leaving examinations and his industrial engineering studies, he had the idea of developing a marking system. In a tiny, dark basement, he began in 1968 to build a machine that was purchased by the Sandvik Company, the world’s largest carbide producer.
thus it began
Innovations such as corrosion-free electrolytes and template material with very long durability promoted further expansion.
In 1978, he moved to Germany (Essen) and founded the company OSTLING Vertriebs GmbH. In 1979, the company headquarters was relocated to Solingen, where the cutlery industry has an international reputation and market potential is conglomerated.