Theegarten-Pactec has a long history with many years of forward-thinking providence in the packaging sector – for over 80 years, the company have established themselves as pioneers in the confectionery industry.
German manufacturer, Theegarten-Pactec continues to live up to their innovations for all performance levels today. Efficiency demands a perfect interplay throughout the packaging workflow. In other words: Proven know-how for holistic process solutions, which produces individually customisable, synergetic solutions for primary packaging by combining high-performing packaging machines with different feed and storage components. In order to meet the requirements of the confectionery industry for complete solutions Theegarten-Pactec provides complete packaging systems of feeding, separating and collecting components under their entire responsibility.
Theegarten-Pactec came into existence in 1994 when the Cologne-based company Rose Theegarten took over Pactec in Dresden. The result was more than the sum of two individual units, since expertise and competence of both companies complemented each other to perfection. Rose Theegarten was founded in 1934 in Cologne by Justus Theegarten and his son Franz.
Theegarten-Pactec recently declared their aim to offer a complete selection of wrapping styles and performance levels for small-sized confectionery items. In order to meet this aim, the mid-sized family company has gone a long way based on many decades of experience and the know-how of more than 10,000 machines supplied.
The manufacturing program is organised in a matrix meanwhile comprising more than 30 individual solutions, for the three main product categories which are hard candy and pre-formed products, soft and hard caramels, chewing gum and bubble gum (cut & wrap method) as well as chocolate.
Several additional food and non-food applications are also available. In each of these categories the typical wrapping styles can be offered. In cooperation with their customers, the company develops new designs and solutions for instance to optimise the wrapping material consumption or to provide innovative solutions for the presentation at the point of sale.
One of the key competences of Theegarten-Pactec has been the development of continuous-motion high-speed machines. The EK4 is an efficient twist wrapper for high-boiled sweets reaching an output of 2,300 candies per minute. For hard and soft caramels, chewy sweets, chewing gum and bubble gum the machine types WHF (fold wrap) and WHD (twist wrap) respectively again are unmatched on the market with outputs of 1,800 pieces per minute.
In addition, the modular CHS high-performance packaging machine was specially developed for the gentle packaging of chocolate products and now achieves an output of up to 1,800 instead of 1,200 products per minute. The CHS is especially flexible with regard to the possible folding types: Nine different folding types such as double twist, protected twist, top twist, side twist, foil wrap, envelope fold, bottom fold, side fold and Viennese fruit fold are possible without any problems whatsoever. Additionally, the machine allows quick changes of folding type and format within only four hours.
New directions into secondary packaging
Theegarten-Pactec has ventured into new territory by developing a secondary packaging machine that can keep pace for the first time with the high performance of their primary packaging machines. The new BLM now packs up to 2,000 individual products or 120 cartons per minute and is suitable for small to medium carton sizes.
Theegarten-Pactec GmbH & Co. KG
Breitscheidstr. 46 – 01237 Dresden
Tel.: +49 (0)351 2573-0
Fax: +49 (0)351 2573-329
Image credit: Theegarten
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