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Software solutions

With our Werum PAS-X MES - on premise or cloud-based - and our software solutions for analysis, track & trace, networked factories, and intelligent packaging, we are the world's leading supplier and partner to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

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Handling systems

Handling systems

We are specialists for complete handling systems for pharmaceutical and medical products. Our solutions are decisive in the field of contactless and safe transport of e.g. glass syringes.

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Inspection machines


As the world's leading inspection expert, we develop solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Our range of products extends from high-performance machines and semi-automatic machines to laboratory units and inspection applications for in-process control.

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Packaging machines

Packaging machines

We are a leading supplier of packaging machines for liquid and solid pharmaceutical and medical products. With our blister, sachet and stick packaging machines we offer solutions for primary packaging. Our side and topload cartoners set standards worldwide for secondary packaging.

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K.Pak Topload Case Packer

Introducing our latest solution from Körber; the K.Pak Topload Case Packer! Created specifically for the pharmaceutical industry, the K.Pak solution provides operator-friendly machines to complete any production line. Our solution focuses on innovative technology, high-quality design and expert handling and packaging of your product. It’s time to start connecting the dots with Körber!

Packaging solutions

Packaging solutions

As long-standing specialists, we develop packaging solutions for innovative and high-quality secondary pharmaceutical packaging made of cardboard. We offer you solutions for counterfeit protection, standard folding boxes and much more.

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Our experts will advise you during the analysis of your requirements, show you optimisation potential and support you during the implementation of projects in all areas of the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industry.

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Packaging Materials

Growth in pharmaceutical packaging business: Körber expands its capacity

Ejpovice, 28 November 2022. The Körber Business Area Pharma is further expanding its capacities for the production of high-quality folding boxes for the pharmaceutical industry. In Ejpovice, in the Czech Republic, a new high-performance printing press was brought into operation in October 2022. In the course of 2023, a new die-cutting and gluing machine will be installed. They will help meet the pharma industry’s growing demand for high-quality secondary packaging made from Rondo Solutions cardboard in the future.

In the last 18 months, new high-performance Heidelberg Speedmaster XL printing presses have been installed at three Körber sites. This is how Körber is responding to its continuing strong global growth in the folding box business for the pharmaceutical industry. The newly installed 10-color press with perfector and double coating unit complements the state-of-the-art machinery at the Körber plant in the Czech Republic. "The latest machine technology is crucial for even faster, more flexible and more productive folding-box production. This will enable us to shorten set-up times, reduce waste and offer even greater product diversity thanks to the UV technology and the two coating units," explains Joachim Hoeltz, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Packaging Materials in the Körber Pharma Business Area. Thanks to intelligent assistance systems, employees are relieved of many routine tasks and supported in the operation of the machines. "In this way, we can increasingly call up the maximum output of 18 000 sheets per hour and further reduce set-up times for orders," says Andreas Kellner, Head of Production at Körber's Czech site. In addition, thanks to the ten presses with perfector units, the system is also able to fulfil special customer requirements such as printing with many spot colours, combining different types and country variants as well as inline reverse side printing. 

The challenges facing the industry are immense: "Expiring patents are increasing the cost pressure on pharmaceutical manufacturers. At the same time, the trend towards personalized medicine is reducing batch sizes and increasing packaging diversity. Consequently, very large pharmaceutical manufacturers in particular are producing less and less for stock," explains Joachim Hoeltz. Körber's packaging experts have responded promptly to these developments with product innovation and the digitalization and automation of processes. The supply-on-demand service for short runs, for example, enables very short delivery times of two to five days, for orders extending from 100 to 5000 sheets. 

In addition to expanding its printing capacities, Körber is also enhancing its post-press capacities at the Czech site. A die-cutting machine and a Bobst folding-box gluing machine designed for versatility and 100% camera inspection will support Körber's pharma customers in their desire for greater functionality and 100% quality control of packaging.

All the printing, die-cutting and gluing machines at Körber’s various international sites are virtually identical and equipped for combined operation. "In this way, we can meet the special requirements of international customers throughout the world uniformly from all our locations  at short notice," explains Joachim Hoeltz. For Körber’s packaging specialists, one thing is certain: The current investments are helping to make it possible to deliver at all times whilst simultaneously meeting customers’ extraordinarily rigorous demands in terms of quality and product safety. Hoeltz is also convinced: "With state-of-the-art equipment, we are increasing the attractiveness of our locations for highly qualified, committed employees." The interplay of know-how, technologies and processes on which Körber relies will secure our pharma customers’ future competitiveness and security of supply and make a decisive difference for them.

About the Körber Business Area Pharma

In the Körber Business Area Pharma, we make a decisive difference throughout the pharma value chain by offering a unique portfolio of integrated solutions. Based on our in-depth experience in consulting, inspection, handling, packaging machinery and materials, track-and-trace and software, we understand the challenges involved in pharmaceutical processes and regulation that our customers face every day. We have the right solutions for them to unlock the full potential of global pharmaceutical and biotech production:

About Körber 

We are Körber – an international technology group with some 12 000 employees, more than 100 locations worldwide and a common goal: We translate entrepreneurial thinking into customer success and shape technological change. In the Digital, Pharma, Supply Chain, Tissue and Technologies Business Areas, we offer inspirational products, solutions and services. We respond quickly to customer needs, implement ideas seamlessly and create added value for our customers with our innovations. In doing so, we are increasingly relying on ecosystems that solve current and future challenges. Körber AG is the Körber Group’s holding company:

Contact person:

Tom Egli
Körber Business Area Pharma
Marketing Manager Packaging Materials

+41 61 486 87 87

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