Didde Web Press Corporation, originally located in Emporia, KS, was a
worldwide leader in the manufacture of narrow web offset presses, offering a
broad array of printing solutions to business forms, direct mail, and
commercial printers. Didde has
manufactured more narrow web presses than any other company in the world
during its 50 plus year history.
In 1954, Carl W. Didde founded Didde Web Press
Corporation as Didde-Glaser, Inc and introduced its first product, the
Speed-Klect collator. Didde sold
its 100 Speed-Klect by 1956 and that same year installed its first product
outside of North America. The
Company introduced its second and third products in 1960, the Gather-All and
Tandemer and by 1964, 1,000 Gather-Alls and 200 Tandamers were sold.
By 1981, an additional eleven products were introduced.
Throughout the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, Didde rolled out several new
product platforms, such as the Comperfector, Colortech, MVP, Apollo, 860,
Excalibur, VIP, BIC, Viper, ML2000, and D1000.
In 2001, Alcoa Packaging Machinery, Inc. purchased Didde Web Press Corp
and moved the company to Englewood, CO.
In 2004, American Industrial Partners (AIP) purchased certain assets of
the Alcoa Inc. business known as Alcoa Packaging Equipment. The
purchased assets include the manufacturing equipment and intellectual
property related to the Didde Press product lines.
In 2009, GSS (Graphic Systems Services) purchased the
assets and intellectual property of the Didde Web Press business from Stolle
Machinery Company. All the
assets of the Didde Web Press was relocated to GSS headquarters located in