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Syntegon’s Schiedam site celebrates anniversary and long heritage.

  • Business origins with Tevopharm in the early 1960s
  • Steady expansion towards becoming multinational expert for flexible food and pharma packaging solutions
  • Special anniversary discount on machine orders placed between September and December 2020

Schiedam, Netherlands – 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.

"Focusing on long-term economic success from the very beginning,
we have continuously enhanced our portfolio
according to our customers’ requirements."

Neil Fowell
General manager at Syntegon in Schiedam, Netherlands

“We are proud of this long legacy,” Neil Fowell, general manager at Syntegon in Schiedam, explains. “Focusing on long-term economic success from the very beginning, we have continuously enhanced our portfolio according to our customers’ requirements. This desire to shape the future has set the company’s course from its very beginning – and will continue to do so as we continue to expand our products.” To celebrate its 60th anniversary, and to express its gratitude towards its long-standing customers, the Schiedam site offers a special disount of up to 60 installation hours for every new machine order placed between September 22 and December 22, 2020.


The Schiedam site in the 1960s
Reproduction for press purposes free of charge with credit “Picture: Syntegon”

Six decades and many milestones

Even in its early days, Tevopharm focused on delivering innovative, fast and reliable machines that offer a good return on investment. This 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, the German chocolate brand Ritter Sport 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. “Integrating servo technology was a milestone that strengthened the company’s position as an expert for complete line solutions from oven to package,” Fowell states. The early 2000s brought forth “Pack-2000”, a decidated solution for high-volume packaging, as well the acquisition by Bosch Packaging Technology, the predecessor of Syntegon, in 2003.


Syntegon 2020
Reproduction for press purposes free of charge with credit “Picture: Syntegon”

A specialist for horizontal packaging

Operating today as Syntegon Packaging Technology B.V. since 2020, the Schiedam site today focuses mainly on highly flexible, modern horizontal food distribution and handling systems for customers around the globe. The portfolio includes standard upright flow wrappers as well as inverted wrappers and wrappers for hermetically tight sealing, as well as a wide range of matching infeed systems.

About Syntegon Technology

Syntegon Technology is a leading global process and packaging technology provider. Formerly the packaging division of the Bosch Group, the company, headquartered in Waiblingen (Germany), has been offering complete solutions for the pharmaceutical and food industries for over 50 years. More than 6,100 employees at 30 locations in more than 15 countries generated a total revenue of 1.3 billion euros in 2019. The portfolio of intelligent and sustainable technologies includes stand-alone machines, as well as complete systems and services. Fields of application in the pharmaceutical industry are the production, processing, filling, inspection and packaging of liquid and solid pharmaceuticals (e.g. syringes and capsules). In the food industry, the portfolio includes process technology for confectionery as well as packaging solutions for dry foods (e.g. bars, bakery products and coffee), frozen foods and dairy products.

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