16/03/2020 | Packaging

Schubert consolidates leading position in packaging technology

Packaging machine manufacturer Gerhard Schubert GmbH once again looks back on a very successful business year, confirming its consistent growth strategy of recent years. The Schubert Group achieved a 5.3 % increase in total operating revenue to EUR 289 m in fiscal 2019. The order intake in 2019 also grew disproportionately well by 14.5 % compared to the previous year. A total of 1,400 employees worldwide have contributed to this success with their highly motivated dedication. The Crailsheim/Germnay-based company also benefits from its ongoing investments, for example in Schubert Customer Service, in the further development of new digital technologies such as 3D printing, as well as from its market entry in China with the Schubert Robotics subsidiary in Shanghai.

The subsidiaries in North America as well as the resurgence of Central Europe and the positive development of the order situation in Asia and Turkey significantly contributed to the economic results for 2019. Schubert North America with its various locations increased its turnover to a total of close to USD 83 m.

With product innovations in the field of robot technology, Schubert is currently attracting a lot of attention, especially with the presentation of its cooperative robot. Cobots are industrial robots – the first not to require a safety area. Their development is considered to be ground-breaking in the packaging industry. Schubert expects similarly high interest in the industry from its new part streaming platform for the additive production of format and spare parts via 3D printing.

The current developments of Schubert’s Titan software programme are also being followed with great interest in the industry whereby an existing machine is represented as a so-called “digital twin” in the visual 3D model on the platform and can be moved under real conditions directly via the data of the machine control. The company expects the unique possibilities that are opening up with 3D configuration and simulation to bring benefits to its customers, which promise to pay off in significantly shorter delivery times and start-ups.