Bosch Packaging Technology in Decatur, GA, manufactures Kliklok and Woodman secondary and primary packaging machinery.
We build Kliklok topload carton formers and closers, horizontal endload cartoners, wraparound cartoners (sleevers), and associated handling equipment for products in primary packaging. We also build Woodman vertical form-fill-seal bagmakers and multi-bag balers, as well as infeed and pack-off equipment. The core industries we serve are: bakery, snack, cereal, frozen food, refrigerated and prepared foods, confectionery, and others whose products fit our packaging solutions.
Our 280,000 square foot facility is home to our fabrication and assembly shop, engineering, field service, parts sales, accounting, and sales and marketing.
Delivering ‘The Promise’ for 70 Years
It began in 1947 with a promise between a food producer, an inventive machinist, and a vendor of the most basic packaging materials. A promise to create the solution to an emerging problem: meet the packaging needs of a demanding economy through technology. From that first prototype and the machines that followed over the next 70 years, Kliklok-Woodman has helped the world’s leading companies become the best in their businesses by being the best in our own.
Kliklok Corporation was incorporated in 1947, after developing the first locking corner tab for folding cartons and a machine to automatically form the cartons. The locking tabs clicked when they snapped into place, and were called “Klik-Loks”. The Dan Woodman Company, an engineering firm, was founded earlier. In 1947, in collaboration with Herman Lay (founder of Lay’s Potato Chips), they developed the Air Weigh System – the first machine to automatically weigh and bag potato chips.
Kliklok purchased the Woodman Company in the late 1960s, and eventually moved to the Woodman Company's location in Decatur, GA. Bosch Packaging Technology acquired Kliklok-Woodman and Kliklok International (Bristol, UK) in December 2015.