In 1959, after having learned the art of printer and paper technologist, Carlo Granconato decided to become an entrepreneur and started in business making die forms. In those days, die forms were for the greater part made with type-founding margins and the time of the American dies had begun. Business went like a storm and Carlo decided to manufacture cutting, creasing and perforating rules in addition to brass creasing matrixes.
In 1974, Carlo and his son Massimo concentrated their energies in the study and production of self-centring creasing matrixes, thanks to which the company experienced a rapid growth both on the national market and the international scene which, at that time, was wide open.
Thus in 1979, Kris S.r.l. was created with the intention of dedicating its full time business to supplying GROOVE creasing matrixes for box-makers and die cutting equipment with rules and machines for die-makers.
Kris started to participate in fairs relating to the sector, such as IPACK – IMA and in 1982 it attended the DRUPA in Dusseldorf, following which there was GEC and CONVERFLEX in Milan, SALON DEMBALLAGE in Paris and JGAS in Tokyo; all exhibitions at which Kris participates with its continuous innovations to this day.
In 1977, Kris was awarded ISO 9002 quality certification for its own auto-centring creasing matrixes with an internationally recognized organization namely DNV (Det Norske Veritas).