The top priorities for export companies in this industry are the development of packaging solutions and the use of modern designs.
Consultancy and engineering as well as machinery, equipment and accessories for the packaging industry are all offered by companies which provide innovative products and services.
Austrian packaging companies boast considerable expertise in the areas of processing:
- Paper, cardboard and corrugated board
Innovations for the economy and the environment
Intensive research by the Austrian packaging industry results not only in modern, competitive packaging systems, but also green solutions which protect the environment and conserve resources. This culture of innovation in the industry contributes a great deal to Austria’s reputation as a pioneer in sustainability and protecting the environment.
With the ARA System (in German) and the Öko Box (in German) , the Austrian economy possesses two outstanding and internationally renowned recycling programmes. This is due to the exceptional effort put in by domestic industry implementing Austrian legislation on environmental protection and sustainability.
Greiner Packaging is among the most important European packaging manufacturers. This company is an example of the significance of current research and development, which leads to innovative and internationally successful products.
Ovotherm International Handels GmbH produces up to 100% recyclable egg boxes, making an important contribution to the environment. Ovotherm is a world market leader and exports its goods to over 80 countries
For glass packaging, the Austrian market has a very competent provider which has a product range of exceptional quality ranging from standard packaging of pharmaceuticals through to special production for spirits: Stölzle-Oberglas GmbH , a company with 200 years of glass working history, innovative glass products for international companies and an export rate of over 90%.
Paper, cardboard and corrugated board
When making cardboard packaging, renewable raw materials are mainly used. The ability to be recycled is also an especially environmentally friendly aspect of production. The packaging from paper, card and corrugated cardboard is about 90% recycled. Thanks to R&D initiatives and the use of the best up-to-date technology, efficiency and environmental sustainability of the highest order is achieved in the production process.
The Mayr-Melnhof Group is Europe’s leading producer of folding boxes. The company is the European market leader in its key areas and is also strongly proactive in protecting the environment.
Mosburger GmbH is the market leader in corrugated cardboard in Austria. The company delivers qualitative, high-value standard products, made-to-measure packaging solutions and provides printing upon request.
Other important manufacturers in corrugated cardboard are Duropack GmbH , Rondo Ganahl AG and Smurfit Kappa Interwell GmbH & Co KG .
Plastics processing is also well established in Austria and is one of the most important areas of the packaging industry. Packaging products such as foils, jars, canisters, bottles etc. make up a significant proportion of the plastics processing industry’s production volumes.
The plastics and packaging manufacturer ALPLA-Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co. KG has 119 subsidiaries in 34 countries. The company designs and produces bottles, preforms, tubes and seals and is an international leader in synthetic packaging technology. Their main customer is Procter & Gamble, one of the world’s major producers of consumer products
High quality packaging labels and design, which the entire industry incorporates, are important factors in economic success. You will find providers in Austria who guarantee competitive services with innovative products that will fulfil your requirements.
The Ulrich Group offers a complete range: label production( Ulrich Etiketten GmbH ) through to printing and embossing ( ULIKETT GmbH Etiketten - Rollendruck ), as well as the development and manufacture of security tags.( Securikett Ulrich & Horn GmbH ).
CCL Label GmbH Hohenems specialises in labelling for the food and drink industry first and foremost.
Marzek Etiketten GmbH supplies high quality wet-glue labels to Austrian winemakers and distillers at home and abroad, international breweries, soft drink producers and mineral water bottlers.
Complete solutions for the beverage industry
The international company SIG Combibloc produces aseptic cardboard packaging for drinks and liquid foods. As a systems provider, the company provides made to measure filling machines for milk, still water, soft drinks and other products.
Export expertise in printing
Austrian printers and providers of consulting and engineering services as well as tools and testing technology are characterised by their high quality awareness and their experience in fulfilling specific customer requests.
Many Austrian printers are established as reliable suppliers of catalogues, newspapers, advertising print, financial reports and many other top quality products.
Austria also boasts providers covering the entire production process of hardback and paperback books. A database from the Trade Association of the Book and Media Industries gives information on acquiring book licenses from Austrian publishing houses.
Printing and more
The fields of:
- Consulting and engineering
- Chemical aids for printing and bookbinding
- Measurement and testing technology for printing and bookbinding
have service-oriented companies based in Austria, whose quality in efficient and sustainable processes is reflected in their broad certification.
Printing - tradition and innovation
Founded in 1913, Oberndorfer Druckerei GmbH is among the most modern printing and communication companies in the German-speaking world. Specialised in manufacturing newspapers and advertising print in the medium-to-large volume segment, the company has customers from the whole of Europe and the USA.
Goldmann Druck AG is one of Central Europe’s leading printing groups. The company has five production sites in Austria, the Czech Republic and Hungary with a workforce of over 1,100. Publishers of magazines and newspapers, international retail chains and mail-order companies as well as travel agents and advertising agencies from across the whole of Europe are among the company’s clients.
One of Europe’s market leaders in web offset printing is LEYKAM Let´s Print . Products are manufactured at sites in Austria and Slovenia, with distribution centres in Hungary, Italy, Croatia and Sweden. The product portfolio focuses on high-volume advertising materials as well as magazines and periodicals.
ROGLER Software GmbH is a software partner to the print and media industries. The company programmes and supports standard software solutions and adapts and extends software to meet customer specifications. The firm’s clients include international printing presses, some of which are based in Germany, Sweden and Belgium.
Machinery, equipment, accessories
Well qualified specialists, high quality awareness and networks with manufacturers in other countries are just some of the success factors behind Austria’s export-oriented providers of machinery for packaging and printing. The high technical standards and expertise are highly prized on the international market.
Machinery for the packaging industry
ENGEL packaging is a complete solution provider for the packaging industry. The firm’s services include injection moulding machinery and automation as well as designing complete manufacturing cells. Exports account for around 93% of sales and the company is represented in over 70 countries worldwide.
When it comes to developing hygienic, reliable and user-friendly packaging systems for the food industry as well as for sterile medical products, industry and consumer goods, Multivac Sepp Haggenmüller GmbH & Co.KG plays a leading role. The company offers customised packaging solutions ranging from consultancy services to turnkey plants.
Starlinger & Co Gesellschaft m.b.H. was founded in 1835 and is now the global market leader in the fields of machinery and process technology for woven plastic sack production, with customers in 136 countries. The Starlinger product range includes every type of machinery necessary for producing modern woven polypropylene sacks.
Supervac Ges. m. b. H. is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of vacuum packing machines. The company exports its packaging equipment to over 100 countries and offers customised machinery for clients in the food and non-food industries in addition to a range of standard solutions.
Maschinenfabrik KBA-Mödling AG and its approx. 700 employees produces aggregates for sheetfed offset printers and is a complete provider of security printing services. The KBA Group is the global market leader in printing bank notes and in secure printing technology.
Stork Prints Österreich GmbH is a leading producer of top-quality laser engraving systems for the textile and graphics sectors.
J. Zimmer Maschinenbau GmbH is an export-oriented company working in textile printing and coating machinery and has representations across numerous countries. The Kufstein site is home to the competence centre for digital printing machinery, while the site in Klagenfurt focuses on stencil printing and coating equipment.
POLYCOT Industrieanlagen GmbH is specialised in the supply, installation and maintenance of new and used printing machinery and paper processing equipment. Used machinery is carefully checked and overhauled.
Equipment and accessories
BÖHLER MILLER Messer und Sägen GmbH manufactures machine blades for the cardboard and packaging industry as well as for printing and processing.
BÖHLER UDDEHOLM PRECISION STRIP GmbH & Co KG manufactures cutting rules, creasing rules and special rules for flat-bed and rotation stamping presses, saving the industry expensive tooling- periods.
IPB Baier GmbH&Co KG is an international producer of replacement parts for the printing, paper, recycling and card industries. Exports account for over 90% of revenue.