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Syntegon’s Schiedam site celebrates 60 years at forefront of confectionery wrapping

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Syntegon packaging Technology BV's Schiedam  site is celebrating 60 operational years. Pic: Syntegon packaging Technology BV
Syntegon packaging Technology BV's Schiedam site is celebrating 60 operational years. Pic: Syntegon packaging Technology BV

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Dutch facility is celebrating its 60th anniversary this month with a special discount on machine orders placed between October and December 2020.

A market-leading provider of horizontal flow wrappers, infeed and distribution systems, the current Syntegon Packaging Technology BV took up business as Tevopharm, an acronym of Techniek for Voeding and Pharmacie (Technical solutions for food and pharma) in the early 1960s.

We are proud of this long legacy​,” Neil Fowell, General Manager at Syntegon in Schiedam, said. “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​.”

Six decades

From the outset, Tevopharm focused on delivering innovative, fast and reliable machines for the confectionery and baking industries.

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 said.

In the early 2000s, the company launched ‘Pack-2000’, a dedicated solution for high-volume packaging, as well as undergong the acquisition by Bosch Packaging Technology, the predecessor of Syntegon, in 2003.

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