Rommelag

Filling your NEEDS

Rommelag supports you with the expertise of the inventor of blow-fill-seal technology and experience in the thousands of flexible film-based packaging solutions that we have realized to date. More than 1,800 bottelpack machines in active use stand as a testament to our unique level of expertise in the aseptic filling of liquid and semisolid substances. With the know-how we have garnered from producing billions of running meters of film, we have a clear understanding of exactly what can be done with granular polymer.

BLOW-FILL-SEAL FROM THE INVENTOR OR FROM ELSEWHERE

If it says “bottelpack” on it, you can rely on the uncompromisingly good quality offered by the inventor of blow-fill-seal technology. With a combination of German engineering expertise and Swiss precision, we make sure that your machine only ever produces precisely what you defined – from the smallest ampoule to the largest container. This is what we mean when we say: FILLING YOUR NEEDS.

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BLOW-FILL-SEAL FROM THE INVENTOR OR FROM ELSEWHERE

WE BLOW-FILL-SEAL FOR YOU

Rommelag CMO fills more than 2 million containers a day for customers all over the world. At Rommelag CMO, we operate more than 50 systems in multiple configurations for you.

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WE BLOW-FILL-SEAL FOR YOU

PACKAGING SOLUTIONS AS FLEXIBLE AS YOUR WISHES

The specialists at Rommelag FLEX have realized thousands of projects and have developed tailored packaging solutions using plastic film, drawing on a vast array of pouches, sleeves, sacks, carrier bags, and food, shrink, and special films made of polyethylene, polypropylene, and plastic blends, and also special applications for sophisticated containment solutions in the pharma industry.

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PACKAGING SOLUTIONS AS FLEXIBLE AS YOUR WISHES

IF YOU PRODUCE IT, WE PROTECT IT

With Rommelag FLEX’s flexible containment technologies, you can prevent contamination and protect people, your product, and the environment.

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AS DIVERSE AS YOUR WISHES

Rommelag SERVICE begins when you’re still developing a formula or fine-tuning your product design. Our experts will advise, assist, and support you – in all the different areas of your project and wherever you need us.

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AS DIVERSE AS YOUR WISHES
“Small volumes of liquids, sterile solutions, five-liter canisters, or toxic substances – there is a perfect bottelpack machine for whatever product you need filling.”

Karl Köppel, technical head, Rommelag ENGINEERING

THE ROMMELAG GROUP

We - the ROMMELAG Group of Companies – regard ourselves as an amalgamation of individual and legally autonomous companies. We offer our products and services under the umbrella brand ROMMELAG. Our companies are managed independently and decentralized.

Rommelag is the inventor of blow-fill-seal technology (BFS) and the global market leader in the aseptic filling of liquids and semisolids with its bottelpack machines. Our machines are primarily used in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and food industries. Together with our customers, we develop innovative packaging solutions tailored precisely to the specific packaging task in hand.

It all began with sheet extrusion in 1952. And to this day, more than 60 years down the line, Rommelag FLEX continues to offer first-class quality and vast expertise that you can benefit from.

We built the first prototype bottelpack machine in 1962. Since then, we have continued to gather and hone our expertise in packaging solutions made of plastic, and also come up with special applications and develop specific packaging solutions. We are delighted to say we now have customers in over 80 countries around the world and more than 1,800 dedicated employees.

The story so far – Rommelag’s history

1952
Gerhard Hansen founds the company thermo-pack, which extrudes, prints, and cuts PE films to size.

1962
The first prototype of the BFS bottelpack machine is developed.

1964
The newly founded German company Kocher-Plastik Maschinenbau GmbH takes over the development and manufacture of the bottelpack machines.

1964
The first bottelpack machine is launched and Rommelag Switzerland begins to sell bottelpack machines there.

1967
Rommelag Germany is founded in order to sell bottelpack machines, initially in West Germany.

1969
The company Maroplastic is founded in Switzerland for the manufacture of bottelpack machines.

1970
bottelpack takes Asia and South America by storm and is used in the food and pharma sectors.

1975
Holopack, Sulzbach, is founded and henceforth provides contract filling services.

1980
Maropack is founded in Switzerland to provide contract filling services.

1981
Holopack, Untergröningen, is founded.

1983
Rommelag USA is founded to boost sales and service in North America.

1985
Bernd Hansen takes over at the helm of the Hansen Group as its managing partner.

1992
The first cap-welding machine for infusion containers demonstrates its prowess.

1992
The first high-voltage leak detector (HVLD) is introduced.

1995
Holopack International is founded in the USA to handle the contract filling of pharmaceutical products.

1996
Officially first-class – a quality management system in accordance with ISO 9001 is introduced.

2001
Installation of the 50th bottelpack machine for contract filling at Rommelag CMO.

2002
Introduction of a quality management system in accordance with ISO 9001:2000.

2003
The 1,000th bottelpack machine goes into operation.

2003
The Swiss Rommelag representative office is founded in Shanghai.

2005
The fourth generation of bottelpack machines makes its debut.

2007
Rommelag Trading is founded in Shanghai.

2010
Maropack Switzerland’s BIGE biological building featuring biosafety level 2 is inaugurated.

2011
Holopack’s suite-concept Pharma 2020 plant is opened in Sulzbach.

2012
Introduction of contract filling of temperature-sensitive and other sensitive products using the cool-BFS process at the BSL-2 factory at maropack AG, Switzerland.

2013
Inauguration of the bottelpack training center for product training; installation, qualification, and validation of a multifunctional coex bottelpack machine at Holopack.

2014
50th anniversary of Kocher-Plastik and Rommelag Switzerland. The Group has sold more than 1,800 bottelpack machines to over 80 countries.

2014
Flecotec becomes part of the Hansen Group.

2015
Holopack celebrates its 40th anniversary.

2016
The Hansen Group companies are grouped under the strong “Rommelag” brand and are assigned to the four specialist divisions ENGINEERING, CMO, FLEX, and SERVICE. 

You’ve come to the right place

Perhaps you’re wondering why everything suddenly looks different here. Don’t worry – it’s supposed to. The Hansen Group companies have come together to create a strong brand: Rommelag.

Our complete portfolio is now covered by the following four specialist divisions:

ROMMELAG ENGINEERING
for everything relating to our bottelpack systems

ROMMELAG CMO
for contract filling

ROMMELAG FLEX
for flexible film-based packaging types and special containment solutions

ROMMELAG SERVICE
for customer care and support