Brückner Group GmbH
Brückner Group GmbH is the management holding company and, as such, defines the group’s strategic orientation. It is also responsible for group-wide merger and acquisition activities. Further responsibilities include management of the group companies by specifying targets and defining common strategies. As parent company, the holding company defines standards and guidelines for ensuring transparency, corporate control and adherence to legal regulations.
Thanks to the pooling of specialist expertise and central functions in the holding company, Brückner Group GmbH is always a versatile contact point for the widest variety of group company issues. Supporting the companies with group-wide services is also the holding company’s responsibility.
Brückner Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG
Brückner Maschinenbau is the world's leading supplier of production lines for manufacturing high-quality monoaxially and biaxially stretched films. It was founded in 1960. The lines guarantee customers efficient, profitable, reliable production of the widest variety of flexible films, which are used as high-quality packaging material or for special technical applications, such as capacitors, battery separators or screens and displays.
The range of services offered by Brückner Maschinenbau includes planning, building and commissioning complete production lines and turnkey factories, as well as all process and machine developments for film production. Furthermore, the services also include consultation during project initiation (e.g. feasibility studies) and financing solutions.
Important future issues, such as electromobility, intelligent packaging and sustainability in film production, are increasingly being worked on at the globally unparalleled technology centre in Siegsdorf.
Brückner Servtec GmbH
Brückner Servtec helps film producers exploit the full potential of their production lines – whichever manufacturer. Line modernisation, repair services, software solutions, maintenance management, spare parts service, training and much more are aligned here specifically with the customer's individual demands.
A close-knit, highly efficient service network of qualified service engineers and support capacities close to our customers, as well as remote maintenance tools and hotlines, have helped ensure the sustainably smooth operation of customers' lines since Brückner Servtec was founded in 2003.
Kiefel has been one of the market leaders in designing and manufacturing machines for plastics processing for over 60 years. As a specialist in forming and joining technologies, we have a global sales and service network with offices all around the world.
Prominent companies in the automotive, medical technology, refrigerator and packaging industries already place their trust in Kiefel, which has been a member of the Brückner Group since 2007.
As a partner for every task, we support you all the way from product development through to series production.
With a large measure of pioneering spirit and its creative, highly motivated team, Kiefel is unique on the market.
We are committed to the success of your projects and provide you with reliable solutions!
Members of Kiefel
Kiefel Packaging GmbH
A leading systems supplier for turnkey projects involving all types of thermoforming and injection-moulding technology as well as injection stretch blow moulding technology.
Kiefel Packaging GmbH, based in Micheldorf, Austria, is a world-renowned supplier of toolmaking and automation solutions for the packaging industry and provides customers with tailor-made solutions for the entire production process.
The competencies and technological solutions of Kiefel Packaging GmbH are an ideal complement to the Kiefel supply programme for the packaging industry – from product development through to downstream outfitting.
Kiefel Packaging BV
Kiefel Packaging BV, based in Sprang-Capelle in the Netherlands, is a specialist in the field of thermoforming technology. The company ranks among the world elite, especially in developing and building tilting moulds for cup production. With its 100 or so employees, it has made a major contribution to the current state of the art.
Kiefel Packaging BV is an established partner of manufacturers of thermoformed packaging components worldwide. The company distinguishes itself from the competition with a sophisticated service concept that extends from product development, prototyping, sample production and production optimisation through to permanent on-site support at its customers’ manufacturing facilities. An excellently qualified workforce, first-class products, an in-house laboratory and toolmaking centre plus a respectable customer reputation constitute an outstanding basis for positioning the company as a technology and development partner for its customers.
Kiefel Automotive s.r.o.
Stod, Czech Republic
Highest quality for the international automotive industry
Kiefel Automotive s.r.o. has been working for renowned international vehicle manufacturers and component suppliers since it was founded in 1992.
At our facilities in the Czech district of Pilsen, we develop and produce tools, machines and systems for manufacturing vehicle interior, exterior and acoustic insulation components. With an export rate of over 70 percent, SWA products are employed at all major automotive production plants worldwide.
Over 130 highly qualified employees currently work on fulfilling customer demands optimally.
PackSys Global AG
PackSys Global has been part of the Brückner Group since 2011 and is a global leader in the field of packaging machines. The company has over 40 years’ experience and expertise in integrating Swiss leading-edge technology and mechanical precision. PackSys Global develops and builds complex systems for producing plastic and metal tubes, aluminium spray cans and plastic closures.
In 2013, PackSys Global acquired the Swiss Madag Printing Systems AG, the leading supplier of hot embossing machines for the packaging, machinery and automotive industries. PackSys Global’s product portfolio has since been optimally complemented with Texa AG – taken over at the end of 2013 (by the Brückner Group), which specialises in developing and building packaging machines for tubes, cans and cartridges – and Combitool AG – a leading supplier of machines and tools for manufacturing laminate tubes and extruded tubes with a clear focus on the cosmetics segment, which was acquired in autumn 2014.
Members of PackSys Global
Combitool began as a technical office for tools. Today, over 30 years later, the company develops innovative machines for manufacturing PBL and ABL laminate pipes and tubes, including top-seal and closure applications.
Combitool became a member of PackSys Global in autumn 2014. The tubes produced by the company are particularly suitable for the cosmetics industry, although they can also be used for other purposes. PackSys Global and Combitool together offer an extensive range of plastic and laminate tubes, which meets most industrial requirements.
Combitool Solutions – Creating Solutions for Tube Professionals
Madag Printing Systems AG
Madag Printing Systems is the leading supplier of automatic hot stamping machines. With its proven innovative ability, the company is in a position to find a flexible, reliable solution for every need.
With its comprehensive portfolio of hot stamping machines, the company offers solutions for the packaging, cosmetics, automotive, food and medical industries.
Madag Printing Systems was taken over by PackSys Global in 2013. The closure and tube market, in particular, offer interesting synergies with PackSys Global’s core business in terms of technology and customer environment.
Madag Printing Systems – Achieving Outstanding Decoration Solutions
Texa AG is a Swiss company specialising in the design and development of packaging machines. Texa is the world's leading partner for tube, can and cartridge packaging solutions. The company's core competencies include development, production, installation, commissioning, customer training and worldwide after-sales service for all key products.
Texa became a member of PackSys Global in 2013. Texa Packaging is an excellent complement to the PackSys Global portfolio. This combination means that the production and packaging of unfilled tubes and cans can be supplied from a single source, thereby simplifying the customer’s production line.
Texa Packaging – Packing Perfectly Customized
A strong base for the entire Brückner Group
Brückner Group China
Since China is an extremely important and successful market for Brückner Group companies, Brückner founded its first subsidiary in this country as early as 2004. In 2012, the company moved to its new headquarters in the SIP (Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou), China’s best and most-noted industrial and development area. The vibrant high-tech metropolis with around 11 million inhabitants is the right location for supporting the Brückner Group’s activities in China. Especially because of the localization of Kiefel’s thermoforming machine KMD 78 “Smart” production in China, Brückner Group China extended their workshop and office space in 2019.
Brueckner Group China Co., Ltd. and its employees offer an extended service, better spare parts distribution, optimised quality assurance and a meeting place for all Brückner Group customers in China.
Attractive, spacious, modern facilities provide ideal conditions for customer training. Brueckner Group China is available to its customers around the clock thanks to the proven electrical service hotline, in keeping with our motto: “We are where you are!” Furthermore, flexible assembly capacities are available here with very high standards for our customers.
Brückner Group USA
Brueckner Group USA, Inc. pools the expertise, experience and service of the Brückner Group member companies in the NAFTA region and is constantly expanding its activities. This benefits the customers in the various sectors.
Brueckner Group USA represents the Brückner Group in the USA, Canada and Mexico as a coordinator for sales, customer service and production support. It also acts as an independent distributor for Brückner Maschinenbau, Brückner Servtec, Kiefel and PackSys Global.
The headquarters of Brueckner Group USA is located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. In order to support Kiefel’s activities in the automotive sector, there are further locations in Fraser and Livonia, Michigan, the latter with a technology centre.
Like many other global players, the Brückner Group is also very successful in Slovakia. This is because the traditional European machine and plant engineering industry has several centres – one of them in Slovakia. And today this is one of the major focuses of industrial investment in Europe. The country offers outstanding conditions for mechanical engineering companies thanks to its good supply structures and qualified workforce, both in the companies and at the universities.
Brückner Slovakia is located in the west of Slovakia; a region where other high-profile industrial companies are also located today. This subsidiary is used by all of the Brückner Group’s management companies. Since the opening of the latest extension building in 2018, core components of the production systems are mechanically and electrically pre-assembled and tested on 16,200m2 . Furthermore, the facility acts as a procurement hub for the whole group: Apart from sourcing parts for the pre-assembly lines, the Brückner Slovakia Purchasing department also serves the East European component market. In addition, the highly qualified engineers support the management companies and customers worldwide in the installation of film stretching lines from Brückner Maschinenbau.