First technical research, development and testing center for filling and sealing liquid and viscous food products unveiled in Königsbrunn, Germany.
The filling and closing machine AFG 5000 for pharmaceutical powders receives the internationally renowned “Red Dot Award” from the Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen in the category product design.
At Achema 2018, Bosch Packaging Technology presents its newly developed freeze dryer. The lyophilization system can be used to stabilize thermolabile and delicate active ingredients, like oncological medications, vaccines or antibodies.
Dr. Stefan König (51) becomes president of Robert Bosch Packaging Technology on January 1, 2017. Dr. König holds a PhD in data mining and has been a member of the executive management since 2011.
Launch of Xelum platform, an innovative solution for the continuous production of solid pharmaceuticals. The new solution combines dosing, mixing, granulating and pressing in one system.
Presentation of various Industry 4.0 solutions at interpack, with the aim to increase productivity, efficiency, quality and safety.
The sensor-controlled product detection and adaptivity of the concept machine SVC 1820 BH from Bosch Packaging Technology is being honoured with the German Packaging Award 2017.
The first vertical form, fill and seal machine (VFFS) for producing dust-tight sealed paper packaging is being honoured with the Green Star Packaging Award 2017 in the section „Save Food“
In cooperation with BillerudKorsnäs the world´s first Sealed Paper Packaging is presented. Instead of using polymer film, the new solution enables production of dust-tight packaging for dry products such as sugar, grains, flour or powders using sustainable mono-material paper, which contains no additional polymer fractions.
Presentation of the next generation Human Machine Interface HMI 4.0. The HMI 4.0 is suited for both stand-alone machines and entire lines and is part of Bosch’s industry 4.0 applications. For instance, it provides an interface for data collection, data sharing and visualization.
Bosch Packaging Technology sets up sales and service locations in Kenya, Africa and Nigeria, Africa.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Production of packaging lines for liquid pharma starts in China.
Bosch takes over Paal Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH & Co KG, which manufactures packaging machinery for secondary and case packaging.
Acquisition of Pharmatec GmbH, Dresden, and its subsidiary Schoeller-Bleckmann Medizintechnik GmbH, Ternitz, Austria.
Takeover of tangible assets of the automation specialist M-Tec Co. Ltd, based in Japan.
Bosch Lab Systems (BLS) is transferred to Waiblingen/Germany and integrated into the Bosch Packaging group
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. Bosch Packaging Technology pools its service business in a single business unit. Bosch develops from a technology supplier into a proactive service provider.
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.
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.
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.