In 2001, Setasign was founded by Jan Slabon in Helmstedt, Germany.
For more than 12 years, we have realized individual CMS-supported and dynamic websites and platforms for a number of clients, and have gained much experience in Web development to successfully utilize it for our customers and our own solutions.Continuous training and advancement of our knowledge is integral part of our daily routine.
We think, however, that it is not possible or desirable to know all technologies in this field inside out. For this reason, in 2004 we decided to focus on our “PDF and PHP” area of expertise. Since then, we have provided PHP developers around the globe with software components – with steady growth.
In 2004, we started with the development and open-source publication of FPDI. This project was the result of a genuine curiosity to the PDF format and a particular appeal of closing a gap in the PHP world.Thanks to FPDI it was for the first time possible to import and reuse single pages of existing PDF documents in FPDF with an open-source solution.
In subsequent years, we developed first versions of the commercial SetaPDF range that solely dealt with manipulating existing PDF documents or lower-level processing.
Parallel to developing PHP and PDF solutions, we have exclusively supported the agency Kontrapunkt in Hamburg, Germany with a highly flexible, web-based system for participant management.This system allows easy organization and realization of large-scale events – from e-mailing invitations to check-in with barcode scanners and seat allocation.
In January 2006, we moved to offices on the InnovationsCampus of Wolfsburg AG in Wolfsburg, Germany. For more than five years, we created, supported and marketed individual developments and our products there.
Since 2011, our team of three developers has served our clients from the new offices in Helmstedt.