High ethical standards and an unconditional commitment to compliance apply in the entire Syntegon Group with its 30 companies and more than 30 locations in nearly 20 countries worldwide. Compliance with all laws and regulations in all business actions and contracts is a top priority – both for the executive board and for all our 5,800 employees.
Syntegon is organized into three businesses: Food, Pharma and Service & Digital Solutions. In all areas of our business activity, we pursue a high standard of quality. We continuously improve our processes, adopt common management systems, and are certified by independent third parties.
Dr. Michael Grosse
Chairman of the Executive Board, CEO
Dr. Michael Grosse is Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Syntegon. He is also responsible for the Food business unit.
Michael Grosse studied mechanical engineering and business administration in Brunswick, Regensburg, and Munich. He holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. Before joining Syntegon in 2020, he had worked at Tetra Pak since 2003, and was appointed to the Executive Board in 2006. In this capacity he was, amongst other things, responsible for the expansion of the global services business. Moreover, he held several leadership positions in Research and Product Development. Before joining Tetra Pak, he worked at BMW and Ford for several years.
Dr. Walter Bickel
Member of the Executive Board, CTO
Dr. Walter Bickel is a member of the Executive Board . As Chief Transformation Officer (CTO) he is responsible for the company’s transformation process.
Walter Bickel holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Cologne. He is an expert for transformation, restructuring and growth acceleration programs and has professional experience in the process and packaging industry. Between 2014 and 2018, he led the foil manufacturer Treofan, first as CFO and later as CEO. Prior to that, he held different leadership positions in the mechanical engineering and automotive industry. This includes positions as COO of the robot manufacturer KUKA and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Finnish machine builder Maillefer Group.
Dr. Peter Hackel
Member of the Executive Board, CFO
Dr. Peter Hackel is a member of the Executive Board and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Syntegon Technology.
Peter Hackel studied Business Administration at the University of Hagen, Germany, and holds a PhD degree in Molecular Biology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. He started his career with McKinsey & Company Inc. followed by Geistlich Pharma AG and Oerlikon Corporation AG. Before joining Syntegon, Peter Hackel has worked for Straumann Holding AG, as Group Chief Financial Officer and member of the Group Executive Management Board since 2014.
Uwe Harbauer, Dipl.-Ing.
Member of the Executive Board, Pharma
Uwe Harbauer is a member of the Executive Board at Syntegon and head of the business unit Pharma.
Uwe Harbauer graduated in mechanical engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt and worked as a sales director at Instron Schenck Testing GmbH. In 2000, he joined Bosch Packaging Technology as head of sales for the business unit Pharma before assuming the position as head of the business unit Services. Harbauer has been head of the business unit Pharma since 2013. In 2017, he joined the executive board at Robert Bosch Packaging Technology GmbH and has also been a member of Syntegon's executive board since 2020.
Member of the Executive Board, Service & Digital Solutions
Johan Nilsson is a member of the Executive Board at Syntegon and head of the business unit Service & Digital Solutions.
Nilsson studied engineering at the Polhemskolan in Lund, Sweden. From 2002 to 2004 he completed an Executive Master of Business Administration at the Executive Foundation Lund. He started his professional career in 1987 as a trainee at Tetra Pak and was promoted to Head of Services in 2012. From 2018 Nilsson was Head of Service & Industry 4.0 Solutions at Tetra Pak before joining Syntegon in September 2020.
Legality and integrity are top priorities at Syntegon – globally. This standard accounts for ourselves – employees, managers and executive board – and for our customers, business partners and all other stakeholders of the company.
Our code of conduct summarizes the essential aspects of our guidelines and instructions for our activities. It serves as a guideline for our conduct in day-to-day business. All our employees must be familiar with it and live by it in their daily working environment.
Compliance management system
Syntegon has a global compliance management system in place. Our compliance organization consists of a compliance committee, which reports to the executive board and to the supervisory board, and of compliance officers in the different regions.
Our compliance management system also includes a whistleblower hotline. Employees, business partners, and third parties can report irregular conduct at any time and anonymously, if desired. Syntegon will immediately pursue indications of possible violations through internal investigations. If a suspicion is substantiated, we will initiate appropriate measures.
Since responsible and lawful conduct is important to us beyond our corporate boundaries, we have introduced our code of conduct for business partners. It sets out the major requirements and principles for cooperation.
Dr Michael Grosse, CEO
"At Syntegon, our aim is to develop intelligent and sustainable processing and packaging solutions that improve the lives of consumers and patients. Our technology and services enable the production and preservation of high-quality foods and provide the highest level of product protection.
Syntegon also helps guarantee worldwide access to safely packaged and affordable medicines. In this way, we make an important contribution for a better life of people all around the world."
Code of Conduct for Business PartnersOur Code of Conduct for Business Partners summarizes the major requirements and principles for our cooperation.
Code of ConductOur code of conduct summarizes the essential aspects of our guidelines and instructions for our activities.
Modern Slavery actSyntegon acknowledges responsibility to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and ensures transparency.
Report irregular conduct
You can report irregular conduct – compliance cases, data security violations and potential infringements of human rights or environmental interests in the supply chain – at any time and anonymously, if desired. Syntegon acknowledges the receipt of such reports within seven (7) days upon receipt latest and keeps them confidential. No whistleblower will suffer any disadvantage because of reports made in good faith. This also applies when a report turns out to be unjustified. Syntegon will immediately pursue indications of possible violations through internal investigations.
Our quality policy is based on our company values of reliability, passion, fairness, and future orientation. It forms the basis for enthusiastic customers and our corporate success.
Syntegon has been using the ISO 9001 quality management system since 1994. Independent third parties check this at regular intervals, conduct audits and confirm our effective application of the standard with corresponding certificates.
We are continuously working on the sustainable optimization of processes and product quality to meet the increasing requirements. In 2021, we decided to have our management system certified according to ISO 14001 (environmental management) and ISO 45001 (occupational health and safety management).