Market leader with a vision

Market leader with a vision

Uhlmann has been a trendsetter for pharmaceutical packaging for 70 years. Our leadership position worldwide is chiefly ascribed to one factor: your trust in the excellence of our team. Strong, open-minded, and reliable: these attributes characterize us, and that is how you should experience us and our company.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,
Tobias Uhlmann
Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Our purpose, vision and mission

Our purpose, vision and mission

Our contribution to a better world

We ensure global availability of sensitive products to improve quality of life for generations

Our contribution to a better world

Our solutions ensure the integrity and safety of the packaged good. With this we build the foundation to transport sensitive products to people worldwide.

We are experts for all products that require specific protection against external influence like temperature, moisture as well as unwanted usage, counterfeit or contamination.

We want to improve the quality of life – today and for generations to come. Thus, we think in decades and are committed to corporate social responsibility, pursuing a comprehensive sustainability strategy with a special focus on climate protection.

The summit we want to climb

We will be the leading partner for sustainable packaging solutions driving the transformation of the pharma value chain

The summit we want to climb

We are committed to sustainability and think about it holistically. Starting with sustainable packaging materials, sustainable packaging concepts and designs, and an energy-efficient packaging process, we set standards and thus make a significant contribution to a sustainable world.

We are experts across the entire value chain of packaging sensitive products. From product and packaging design over system conception to data integration and production control. The packaging of pharmaceutical products is and remains our core business.

The packing ecosystem changes rapidly. Overarching trends such as digitalization, globalization and sustainability disrupt established processes, routines and business models and have an impact on the entire packaging value chain. We want to play an active part in this transformation. Being progressive, innovative and open to new ideas, we want to contribute to shaping the packaging ecosystem of tomorrow and move forward as pioneers.

Our promise to our partners

Our solutions provide maximum pharmaceutical safety at the highest process efficiency

Our promise to our partners

We think holistically in terms of solutions – not only machines. From the planning of the packaging to the operation of the plant we advise our customers and deliver end-to-end solutions along the complete lifecycle. This covers the machine, digital solutions, service, maintenance and optimization measures

Our customers' pharmaceutical processes require the highest standards and regulations to protect sensitive products. Therefore, our customers depend on flawless, reliable, and certified solutions including a quality-assured documentation and validation. We take this obligation very seriously in our daily activities and comply with it.

We strive to maximize our customers’ output while minimizing their production downtime. Our solutions ensure a stable, reliable and efficient production process with a high output rate.

Our values

Strong

We are strong when

  • we inspire our customers.
  • we apply strategic foresight to recognize market needs and act accordingly.
  • we have an excellent market presence and penetration.
  • our product portfolio is the benchmark in the industry.
  • our financial resources ensure our independence, give us security and allow necessary future investments.

Open minded

We are open-minded when

  • we watch out for ideas and trends and thus give the sector fresh impetus.
  • constructive criticism helps us to continually improve to the benefit of our customers and employees.
  • we treat each other with respect.

Reliable

We are reliable when

  • our customers are always able to count on us.
  • we keep to our commitments.
  • we treat customers, suppliers and employees as partners in a genuine manner.

Our history

Our history

In 1948, company founder Josef Uhlmann starts to produce precision molds for the production of suppositories. In doing so, he lays the foundation for development of the company in the field of pharmaceutical packaging. His son Friedrich joins the company in 1963 and progressively forms a machine construction company of international repute out of his father's trade workshop. After the death of her husband in 1994, Hedwig Uhlmann takes the helm as Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board. Under her management reliability and innovation continue to shape the company as it systematically builds on its global success. Tobias Uhlmann – son of Friedrich and Hedwig Uhlmann – becomes Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Uhlmann Group in 2007. He continues to manage the family-owned company in the third generation. His objective is to strengthen Uhlmann's market leadership and ensure sustainable, long-term development.

Travel through our history

1948

Commencement of production of high-precision molds for suppositories

1956

Presentation of the world's first universal strip packaging machine HS 30

1963

First pharmaceutical packaging machines and the new blister machine generation KP add impetus to the pharmaceutical industry

1977

Market launch of the third generation of modular packaging machines UPS 1-4

1980

International presentation of the first modular cartoner system C1

1984

The series of modular cartoners commences

1990

Launching of Blister machine UPS 1020, the new machine generation of the nineties

1994

The continuous motion Cartoner C 2205 for blisters, bottles and pillow packs is introduced

1999

Uhlmann technology is extended to the first end-of-line packaging machines

2000

The Blister Express Center revolutionizes the conventional production structures of the pharmaceutical industry

2005

Debut of the world's fastest Blister machine B 1880 with an output of up to 1,300 blisters per minute

2008

Presentation of the IBC 240 – the first line for the packaging of tablets in bottles

2009

Market launch of the BEC 300 – the flexible system comprising a blister and a cartoner module

2011

Presentation of the IBC 120 – bottle line for solid dose products for the medium-sized output range

2012

Market launch BEC 500 – flexible packaging line for batches of up to 150,000 packs

2014

BEC 300 Containment – a highly flexible specialized solution on the basis of a standard machine

2015

The BLU 400 sets new standards for the flexible and fast packaging of parenteral products

2016

The BLU 400 sets new standards for the flexible and fast packaging of parenteral products

2017

Präsentation of the IBC 150 - Efficient packaging of tablets in bottles

2018

The Blister line BEC 400: Gread and small in one

2019

Presentation of the BEC 200 – the flexible blister machine for tailored packaging solutions

2019

BLU 200 – the flexible entry model for the secondary packaging of parenteral products

2020

Pharmaceutical excellence all along the line – “Uhlmann powered by pester pac automation”: seamlessly integrated end-of-line packaging machines

2020

Market launch of the open software platform Pexcite – We connect. You control.

2021

Presentation of the Serialization Platform S 500 – Unique marking and tracking of cartons and bottles

2022

Debut of the Pexcite solution OEE Monitoring – for highest production efficiency and valuable insight into the overall equipment effectiveness

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