29/09/2020 | Packaging

Syntegon’s Schiedam site celebrates 60th anniversary

Syntegon Technology’s Schiedam site is celebrating over half a century of market presence. In October, the company’s Dutch site turns 60. Today a market-leading provider of horizontal flow wrappers, infeed and distribution systems, the current Syntegon Packaging Technology B.V. took up business as Tevopharm, an acronym of Techniek for Voeding and Pharmacie (Technical solutions for food and pharma) in the early 1960s. To celebrate its 60th anniversary, and to express its gratitude towards its long-standing customers, the Schiedam site offers a special discount of up to 60 installation hours for every new machine order placed until 22 December 2020.

The company’s pioneering spirit saw the development of a capsule filling machine for pharmaceutical manufacturers, which was soon followed by flow wrapped solutions in food for safe and smooth operations in the confectionery and baking industries. In the mid-1970s, for instance, the novel Pack-5 catered to the automation needs of biscuit, bar and chocolate producers. In 1970, a major German chocolate brand developed its signature packaging together with Tevopharm.

During the 1980s and 1990s, having grown to over 250 employees, Tevopharm developed Pack-1000, the first fully servo-driven flow wrapper to package up to 1,000 products per minute. The early 2000s brought forth Pack-2000, a dedicated solution for high-volume packaging, as well the acquisition by Bosch Packaging Technology, the predecessor of Syntegon, in 2003.