Trade fairs

Interpack 2017 – Schubert scores with digitalisation

With four new orders and several new projects, Gerhard Schubert GmbH looks back on a successful interpack 2017. The most important industry trade fair once again confirmed its significance for the company. As early as at the press conference on the first day of the fair, Gerald Schubert, a Managing Director of Gerhard Schubert GmbH, announced the signing of a contract in the double-digit million range. The confirmation was given to the market leader in digital packaging machines on the eve of the first day of the interpack, ensuring a successful kick-off for the company at the fair.

Overall, the fair delivered very positive results for Schubert: “We were delighted with the number of visitors to our booth. Many international customers, with whom we enjoy close, long-standing partnerships, visited us at the show. We also enjoyed many very positive conversations with both existing customers and new contacts about specific project inquiries. Altogether, we took in three orders and several very concrete inquiries,” summarised Marcel Kiessling, Managing Director for Sales, Service and Marketing at Schubert. “At the fair, we presented our GRIPS.world digital platform, which was met with an amazing response from visitors. The customers also showed great interest in our new integrated Flowmodul flow-wrapping unit as well as in Schubert’s own 3D scanner,” added Kiessling.

At the international press conference, Managing Director Ralf Schubert introduced the new GRIPS.world digital platform, whose long-term benefits will extend far beyond predictive maintenance and condition monitoring.


At the interpack, Schubert presented its new digital solution – GRIPS.world – which will raise internal communication and communication with customers to an all new level of performance. The web-based platform brings together all important functions for the monitoring and documentation of machine data under a single user interface.

The company demonstrated the flexibility of its high-performance technology with four TLM packaging machines that pack confectionery and cosmetic products. In addition to a TLM packaging machine with an integrated 3D scanner and Flowmodul – the new flow-wrapping unit from Schubert – visitors also had an opportunity to see a new TLM carton erection system, which defines a new benchmark in terms of performance and format changes.

The Schubert Group celebrated a premiere with the presentation of its new Schubert-Cosmetics team of experts. Under the SPS umbrella (Schubert Packaging Systems) – the experts in systems engineering and engineering consulting – the corporate group now bundles its expertise for cosmetics manufacturers.

Space researcher and former scientific astronaut Prof. Dr. Dr. Erich Messerschmid was the guest speaker at the evening event on the Schubert booth.

To kick off the interpack exhibition, Schubert invited guests to an evening event where space researcher and former science astronaut Prof. Dr. Dr. Ernst Messerschmid spoke on the importance of space research for progress. He not only talked about his experience in space during his mission with the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1985, he also showed what aerospace contributes to the digital world and Industry 4.0.

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Schubert at Automation UK 2024

Last year, Automation UK took place for the first time in Coventry, England. As a result of its resounding success, the trade fair for automation and robotics is now entering its second round – and will be taking place this year on 18 and 19 June. Schubert UK Ltd will, of course, be participating once again. Schubert’s UK sales location was not only an exhibitor last year, but it is also a co-founder of Automation UK. In the CBS Arena at Stand F10, the British team, led by Mark Stepney, will be providing information on the Germany-based company’s latest highly flexible, efficient, and resource-saving solutions for packaging products of all kinds and from all sectors. This year, visitors to the Schubert stand will have an opportunity to view a tog.519 cobot live and in action. At Automation UK, the mobile robot will be demonstrating how it can pick & place unsorted products at speeds of up to 90 cycles per minute using the AI-supported vision system.

The new packaging machine can be used to pack different numbers of vials into cardboard boxes. Here we see the format with five vials laid out in the box compartment.

Schubert-Pharma at the ACHEMA 2024

This year, ACHEMA will be held in Frankfurt from 10 to 14 June 2024. Schubert-Pharma will have its own stand at the 34th leading international trade fair for the process industry in Hall 3.1, Stand A95. For the first time, the packaging expert will be presenting its new machine for packaging vials. What’s unique about the innovation is that this top-loading machine features a table-top design, unlike Schubert-Pharma’s open top loaders. This makes it even easier for pharmaceutical customers to guarantee the required line clearance.

Information on a number of topics, such as the company’s collaboration with Faller Packaging, will also be available at the exhibition stand. As always, visitors will have an opportunity to receive advice from Schubert-Pharma on all aspects of automated pharmaceutical packaging solutions. Experts from Faller Packaging will be on site to answer any questions relating to packaging materials.