Ampack Technikum opens its doors

Bosch competence center for filling and packaging of liquid and viscous food

  • Testing customer products and packaging materials prior to market launch
  • Development of filling and sealing machines to match individual product needs
  • Research on sustainable solutions for clean, ultra-clean and aseptic applications

Koenigsbrunn, Germany – Bosch Packaging Technology unveils its first technical research, development and testing center for filling and sealing liquid and viscous products in Koenigsbrunn, Germany. At the official opening event on 30th November, guests could explore the 450-square meter building and experience the three dedicated test rooms for food products, production lines and packaging materials first-hand.

“With over 40 years’ experience in hygienic pre-made cups and bottles filling, we want to share our knowledge and help our customers address market needs and industry trends at this state-of-the-art facility, as well as further improving product safety and production performance,” said Rico Randegger, general manager at Ampack GmbH, Centre of Competence at Bosch Packaging Technology for aseptic filling. “To emphasize the importance of innovation and knowledge, we have employed a doctoral student at our Technikum who will work with our experts and external partners.”

Dedicated facility to meet growing customers’ needs

The Ampack Technikum is divided into three separate sections, each dedicated to a different stage of testing and analysis based on the customer’s products, production and packaging needs. The first is a microbiological laboratory for chemical and technical assessments, as well as the evaluation of the sterility of selected packaging materials and machine components. “By evaluating the sterility of containers of different types (cups, trays and bottles) we can find the ideal decontamination method that ensures the maximum safety for customer-specific products,” explains Randegger. The Ampack team runs several sterilization tests, for example with hydrogen peroxide or pulsed light, and carries out research on new decontamination methods for sustainable packaging materials.

“In the second room, our team runs mechanical tests, including the inspection of the dosing and sealing process in sterile conditions. At this stage, we technically fine-tune the dosing and sealing process with customer products to ensure an optimum dosing result and sealing quality. Additionally, customers can fill product samples for advertising and marketing purposes (such as consumer tests) on our aseptic lab filler,” adds Randegger.

The last room is a typical research and development center, where Bosch professionals complete the testing phase and develop new functions for the selected packaging materials, machine modules or applications. “Here we have enough space to test run a complete filling machine to validate machine performance under realistic conditions,” said Randegger. Additionally, we optimize the production process with regard to handling and usability, and offer other services, such as hands-on training for improved maintenance.”

Learn more and visit us

As of November 2018, both existing and new Bosch clients can benefit from Ampack’s Technikum and their expertise in the field of filling machines for dairy and food industries. To learn more, contact the Bosch team and schedule a visit to see how the Ampack Technikum can help you optimize your production and safeguard your products.

Based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany, and employing 6,300 associates, the Bosch Packaging Technology division is one of the leading suppliers of process and packaging technology. At over 30 locations in more than 15 countries worldwide, a highly-qualified workforce develops and produces complete solutions for the pharmaceuticals, food, and confectionery industries. These solutions are complemented by a comprehensive after-sales service portfolio. A global service and sales network provides customers with local points of contact.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 410,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2018). The company generated sales of 78.5 billion euros in 2018. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 460 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At nearly 130 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 68,700 associates in research and development.

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