At home in Germany’s capital city, we develop security inks for the highest demands. As a city of science, Berlin is the right location for us, even after more than 170 years, to keep developing new innovative products and to offer these to our international customers as new solutions for their printed security.

About us

175 years of history

Soon after being founded in 1847 by Mr. Emil Theodor Gleitsmann the company started producing both high-quality standard printing inks and innovative security inks. In 1976 the hubergroup (headquartered in Munich) acquired 100% of the shares of Gleitsmann Security Inks GmbH. Contrary to Gleitsmann (with its focus on high security products) the hubergroup provides inks for the commercial sector to printing companies around the world. The company has been based in Berlin since 1953.

Since then, the best printers have been protecting their products with high-tech inks from Gleitsmann. The range of top-quality inks covers a wide variety of requirements.


Trust has a face​

The design of a banknote gives trust a face. Banknotes certify the respectability of their currency and are a symbol of a nation’s reputation.

The finest minds are deployed to ensure the highest standards in the production and security of each banknote or valuable document. We meet the most exacting demands with tailor-made solutions and customised services.

Our highly motivated engineers and technicians would be pleased to share further intel about their craft.

Our Corporate Policy defines what we believe, how we live and we lead.  

About hubergroup

hubergroup is a family business based in southern Germany with a 255-year history. The Print Solutions Division produces and sells printing inks and printing aids for packaging printing and commercial printing. The Chemicals Division markets raw materials such as pigments, resins and additives produced in India. The company has always been focused on customer success. That is why hubergroup works on innovative solutions, technologies and services every day in order to optimise the value creation in the printing and chemical industry and to allow their customers to achieve first-class results. In 2019, hubergroup generated an annual turnover of about € 800 million and employs approximately 3,700 members of staff worldwide in over 30 countries.

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We talk to our customers and work together to find solutions. Our family-like corporate culture is a real strength and shapes our ideas and actions. We contribute to the success of our customers because we achieve more than expected from a printing inks and chemicals manufacturer.

“Being connected” – to us that means taking a genuine interest in our customer’s situation and being easily available for them at any time. hubergroup employees around the world work together closely to find the best possible solution for our customers. Through this international cooperation, we have also learned to value intercultural differences and to integrate them positively into our work.


Going one step further to develop new solutions and services is part of our DNA. We act with self-confidence and make courageous but well-thought-out decisions. We go beyound our limits because that is the only way that we can continue to develop market innovations.

Curious & Creative

Using our creativity to create unique ideas – that defines us. It is only by taking new approaches that we are able to develop unique solutions for our customers and, at the same time, tap into new fields of business. Even if not everything works right away, we are not afraid to make mistakes, instead we look forward to finding out each time, where these ideas will take us.


Compliance stands for observance with laws, rules and standards. Legally compliant behaviour and ethical conduct are a high value and enjoy top priority at Gleitsmann Security Inks GmbH (GSI). As part of the worldwide hubergroup, the hubergroup Code of Conduct applies to GSI. This forms the basis of our actions and is intended to ensure the successful further development of the company.

In order to underline the importance of the topic to employees, customers, suppliers and other interested third parties and to provide clear instructions for action, some further guidelines for GSI have been issued. These include in particular the following topics.

The hubergroup is aware of its social responsibility and supports the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI). GSI has also signed the Code of Ethical Business Practice of the Banknote Ethic Initiative (BnEI).

Compliance Contact

If you have any questions about our ethical principles or our compliance system, or if you would like to report a possible compliance violation, please contact our Compliance Officer: