essence of passion

A brand’s guarantee of success

The corporate culture at Epple forms a strong basis for a consistent pursuit of ambitious goals. The promise inherent in our trademark “essence of passion” is our guiding light. As the management board of Epple Druckfarben AG, we work passionately to ensure quality inks and excellent service. Thereby we actively utilise our entrepreneurial freedom to develop strategic partnerships with customers and to expand at a healthy level.

Epple stands for highest quality printing inks. The ingredients are the expertise of the employees, selected raw materials and sophisticated procedures. The results are market-leading products. This is a perfect Launchpad for research on new innovative ink systems, which meet, in full, our diverse customer requirements, as well as our responsibility for people and nature.

Epple lives its values. Trust, reliability and assurance are the guidelines for interaction with colleagues, customers and business partners. We deal with each other on an equal footing, openly and with respect. We value the problem-solving competence of our employees, from whence steady product innovations result. Because Epple is a progressive company: each and every employee and the management team support this statement.

Entrepreneurs with passion

Dr. Carl EppleSpokesperson of the Executive BoardResponsible for:
Sales Department, Development and Innovation, Production

Since 2007Epple Druckfarben AG
2007 Member of the Management Board
1998 Head of Research and Development

2001 – 2003University of Augsburg
MBA studies (alongside professional commitments)

1993 – 1997University of Berne
Doctorate (RNDr) in the field of Bioorganic Chemistry

1988 – 1992ETH Zuerich, Switzerland
Studied Chemistry


Andreas KöpnickMember of the Executive BoardResponsible for:
Purchase, Finance and HR

Seit 2022Epple Druckfarben AG
Member of the Executive Board

2020 – 2022Freelance Consultant
Various projects in the area of process management, restructuring

2016 – 2020MEKU- Mechatronische Systeme GmbH, Eching
Commercial Managing Director

2013 – 2016BIN Boysen Innovationszentrum Nagold GmbH
Commercial Manager

1997 – 2012HETAL Werke Franz Hettich GmbH & Co.KG, Alpiersbach
Commercial Executive Board

1990 – 1996Various stations in the company Alcatel
Financial Analyst, Head of Controlling

1986 – 1990University of Pforzheim
Studied Business Administration, Economics