A family-owned company with tradition

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.

Commencement of production of high-precision molds for suppositories

1948

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

1956

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

1963

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

1977

International presentation of the first modular cartoner system C1

1980

The series of modular cartoners commences

1984

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

1990

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

1994

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

1999

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

2000

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

2005

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

2008

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

2009

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

2011

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

2012

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

2014

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

2015

The leading edge: The BEC 700 - highly flexible and efficient with three-lane operation

2016

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

2017