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    SIG commenced the development and manufacture of its own packaging machines.

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    Inside view of the Dutch factory in the 1950s

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    Engineers at Strunck

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    The first self-developed isolator technology device (fixed wall isolator) for vial filing and sealing machines.

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    Bosch Packaging Technology pools its service business in a single business unit. Bosch develops from a technology supplier into a proactive service provider.

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Corporate History

Find out more about how Bosch developed from the early beginning.



Acquisition of Kliklok-Woodman Corp., based in Decatur/Georgia, U.S.A., and Kliklok International Ltd., based in Bristol, UK. This move adds two powerful brands to the Bosch Packaging Technology family: Kliklok is a world-famous pioneer in carton solutions for the food industry and Woodman brings its experience in vertical packaging and strong market presence in Latin America.

Bosch Packaging Technology and Grupo Hubapac S.A. de C.V. start a joint venture under the name of BOPATEC S.A. de C.V. in Mexico City, Mexico. BOPATEC is representing the entire Bosch Packaging Technology portfolio in the pharmaceutical and food segment and related services in Mexico.


Bosch Packaging Technology sets up sales and service locations in Kenya, Africa and Nigeria, Africa.

Bosch Packaging Technology and Klenzaids Contamination Controls Pvt Ltd. are operating a joint venture. The Indian company produces processing, packaging, and clean-room technology for the global pharmaceutical industry. Bosch acquires 49 percent of Klenzaids shares.


Acquisition of Osgood Industries Inc. in Oldsmar, Florida. The company develops and manufactures complete rotary and linear machinery lines for the filling and packaging of products which require high hygienic standards into pre-formed containers. Bosch thereby further strengthens its engagement in the liquid food industry in North America and additional markets.


The assets of Tecsor Machines and Systèmes SAS, based in Meyreuil in France, are acquired. The company specializes in machinery for making and filling PET containers for liquid and viscous food.



Purchase of minority share of Industrial Pharmaceutical Resources (IPR), Inc. The company based in Bartlett, IL, USA, updates and provides control and automation products and inspection systems for pharmaceutical equipment.

With the acquisition of Ampack Amman based in Königsbrunn, Germany, Bosch Packaging Technology expands its portfolio with machines for the low-germ and aseptic filling of liquid and viscous food into pre-formed cups and bottles.


Inaugurated the new manufacturing facility in the Indian federal state of Goa.

Completed takeover of Eisai Machinery, the machinery business companies of Eisai Co., Ltd., based in Tokyo, Japan, growing in the field of inspection technology for liquid and solid pharmaceuticals.



Inaugurated of the assembly hall of the new production facility in Thailand.

Moving into a second production facility in the West of China (Chengdu) – rented, for the time being. Bosch will build a new manufacturing plant, and construction is planned to start in 2014.


Bosch signs the contracts for the acquisition of Hüttlin GmbH und Manesty Ltd. from OYSTAR Holding GmbH. Hüttlin, based in Schopfheim, Germany, manufactures special systems for the drying and granulation of pharmaceutical powders. Manesty, based in Knowsley, Great Britain, is specialized in tablet presses and coaters.


Foundation of the Bosch Pouch Systems AG Neuhausen in Switzerland.


Bosch takes over Paal Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH & Co KG, which manufactures packaging machinery for secondary and case packaging.


Takeover of tangible assets of the automation specialist M-Tec Co. Ltd, based in Japan.


Bosch Packaging Technology subsidiary Sapal SA takes over assets of Kimaco SA. The transaction includes the acquisition of tangible assets and IP rights for the production of various types of machinery for processed cheese.

Acquisition of Pharmatec GmbH, Dresden, and its subsidiary Schoeller-Bleckmann Medizintechnik GmbH, Ternitz, Austria.



Bosch Lab Systems (BLS) is transferred to Waiblingen/Germany and integrated into the Bosch Packaging group. As a part of the Business Unit Pharma their core competence is the transfer of customer specific workflows into highly flexible automation solutions. Bosch, with its interdisciplinary knowledge in such areas as mechanical engineering, dosing and measurement technologies, automation and process engineering, and the complex interaction of mechanical engineering and chemistry makes High Throughput Experimentation easily manageable for your company.


Bosch Packaging Technology pools its service business in a single business unit. Bosch develops from a technology supplier into a proactive service provider.


With the take over of SIG pack (today Bosch Packaging Systems AG), which holds a minority share, the Rotzinger AG becomes a partner of Bosch. The Swiss company based in Kaiseraugst, is a leading provider of equipment "in between processing and packaging,” such as conveyer and storage systems.

2003 - 2007

With 51 percent, Bosch takes over the majority share of Moeller & Devicon A/S in Sandved, Denmark. The remaining 49 percent follows in 2007. The company designs and manufactures machinery for the pharmaceutical and medtech industries.



Klöckner Tevopharm B.V. in Schiedam, Netherlands, founded in 1959, is acquired. Klöckner Tevopharm is a globally active manufacturer of horizontal flow wrapping machines for the packaging of chocolate, bars, biscuits, candies, and pharmaceutical products.

Bosch Lab Systems (BLS) is founded at the Transfer Center Venture Capital of Robert Bosch GmbH in Weilimdorf/Germany. BLS provides technology for High Throughput Experimentation and Lab Automation. The High Throughput Formulation (HTF) systems and High Throughput Screening (HTS) systems are based on a modular and scalable concept, suitable for industry and with emphasis on system design, engineering, construction and software development. BLS is a team of designers, engineers, chemists, hardware and software specialists who is at your hand for automating your workflows. Utilizing their interdisciplinary knowledge and expertise they offer straightforward solutions for commonly known as well as customer specific problems.



The business division is officially renamed "Bosch Packaging Technology," which is the English equivalent for the formerly used German name "Bosch Verpackungstechnik.”

Foundation of Valicare GmbH as a full subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. Valicare is a service provider offering qualification and validation of production and laboratory equipment for the pharmaceutical and life science industries.


Makat Candy Technology GmbH, based in Dierdorf, Germany, joins the Bosch family. The company, founded in 1929, manufactures machinery for the production of jellies, hard candy, pralines, chocolate, fondant and other sweets in a variety of forms, colors, sizes and flavors.


The Chinese location in Hangzhou starts business with 14 associates, initially focusing on capsule filling machines.



Acquisition of Togum/Comeck in Reichstett, France. The company specialized in chewing gum processing technology.


Bosch starts activities in India with a location in Bangalore.


Acquiring the TL Systems Corporation, Minneapolis, Bosch complements its portfolio of filling machines for liquid pharmaceutical products.


The business division moves to new buildings in Waiblingen, which remains the head office of Bosch Packaging Technology.



Establishment of Bosch Packaging Technology K.K., Tokyo, Japan, strengthening activities in Japan with a wholly owned manufacturing site.


Foundation of a wholly owned business division for packaging machinery at Bosch.



Stepwise integration of H.Strunck+Co. located in Cologne and Crailsheim. Its first compact system for the cleaning, sterilizing, filling, and closing of ampoules is a milestone.


Foundation of the product division Robert Bosch Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH.



Bosch enters the sector of dry pharmaceuticals. Founded in 1945, Höflinger + Karg KG in Waiblingen becomes part of the Bosch family. Since the 1960s, the company has increasingly focused on filling and weighing machines for the pharmaceutical sector.


Stepwise acquisition of Hesser AG in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt. Founded in 1861, named Geiger & Hesser, the company represents the cradle of the German packaging machinery industry. With this takeover, Bosch Packaging Technology unites 150 years of packaging history under one umbrella in 2011.



Bosch acquires Hamac-Hansella GmbH in Viersen. The company manufactures candy processing machines as well as packaging machines for meat, fish, and cheese. With the acquisition of Hamac-Hansella GmbH, Bosch also takes over production plants with about 750 employees in Viersen, Germany and Weert, Netherlands.


On September 1, Bosch takes over Höller GmbH (founded 1912) in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany.



The Bosch subsidiary Eugen Bauer GmbH takes over Erich Wetzel Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH in Karlsruhe, Germany.