Solutions

We have a solution for everything – and the corresponding experience. In our current seven areas of expertise, we are at your disposal with our comprehensive know-how.

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24/7 available for you: In our virtual showroom, we present our extensive portfolio and latest innovations. 

Software

Software

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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Digital

Digital

As a technology leader we support you on the path towards Pharma 4.0 with innovative digital solutions along the pharmaceutical value chain. Together we optimize your OEE, create transparency and equip you for the future.

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Handling

Handling

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

Inspection

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 materials

Packaging materials

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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Services

You need help with a specific product or have questions about one of our areas of expertise? Take advantage of our extensive range of services, we will support you quickly and easily.

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Inspection

Inspection

We offer our customers a wide range of inspection solutions and quality controls at the highest level. Learn more about the right technology for your requirements.

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Packaging machines

Packaging machines

Our packaging machines ensure maximum flexibility and productivity for your packaging processes. Learn more about our modular, customer-specific packaging solutions.

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Packaging materials

Packaging materials

The demands on pharmaceutical packaging are high: it should be forgery-proof and childproof, but also compact and sustainable. Find out here how we make packaging future-proof.

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About us

We at Körber in the Pharmaceuticals business area are the people to contact when it comes to pharmaceutical products. As a leading system provider, we advise our customers from the development and production to the inspection and packaging of their products.

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Mediacenter

Media center

In our Mediacenter you will find all content related to our webinars, product and brand information such as downloads, videos and the Virtual Showroom collected in one place.

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References

References

Would you like to know how we have solved different customer requirements sustainably and efficiently? 
What project partners say about us or which industry awards our innovations have received? 

Pharma Open Pécs

Enhancing efficiency and sustainability with monomaterial packaging solutions from Körber

On top of the already high expectations placed on the pharmaceutical industry, there are also ambitious environmental sustainability goals. Körber is committed to addressing the expectations of diverse economic, political and social stakeholders. As a solution provider for the pharmaceutical industry, Körber has been gearing its packaging solutions towards saving resources and is already using alternative materials that reduce raw inputs and emissions. Thanks to stringent qualification processes, these materials do not compromise on functional aspects such as breakage prevention and product protection.

With many of the secondary packaging products that Körber develops and manufactures for its customers, plastic elements are increasingly giving way to paper inlays and paper fiber trays. These materials require less energy to produce than plastic and as a rule are 100% recyclable. 

Saving resources, energy and water with alternative materials

More recently, Körber has been using sustainable materials such as grass paper: “This is a 100% biodegradable raw material, made from renewable raw materials. Here, we need just half of the cellulose required for paperboard otherwise,” says Patric Buck, Head of Innovation for Packaging Materials in the Körber Business Area Pharma. The result is a significant drop in the need for wood, water and energy, with reductions of around 95% in CO2 emissions. Regardless of which sustainable packaging solution is chosen, “They are all very efficient in industrial usage, and are suitable for both sideload and topload packaging processes,” says Armin Nef, topload machine expert in the Business Area Pharma.

lAs a solution provider for the pharmaceutical industry, Körber has been gearing its packaging solutions towards saving resources and is already using alternative materials that reduce raw inputs and emissions.r

Patric Buck, Head of Innovation for Packaging Materials in the Körber Business Area Pharma

Recyclable materials for next-generation blister packaging

In addition to the advancement of alternative materials, promoting recyclability is another of Körber’s main objectives. Composites with plastic are still the traditionally used material in the area of blister packaging. In the past, the main advantages of these materials were their barrier protection, great availability and easy workability. However, it is difficult and sometimes impossible to recycle this composite packaging. As a leading manufacturer of primary and secondary packaging machines for the pharmaceutical industry, Körber is promoting a more sustainable approach here too: “One of the things we’ve done is to design our flexible, state-of-the-art Blister Expert packaging machine to work with monomaterials as well,” says Henning Fröste, Head of Application Engineering in the Business Area Pharma. This means that composite materials can be avoided, making recycling much simpler. “We’re currently able to offer our customers a mono-PP solution (i.e. polypropylene) that combines several advantages. First, there already exists an established recycling stream for this product material today, meaning that environmental sustainability begins right away. Second, polypropylene is already an established packaging material for blister packs in the pharmaceutical industry, particularly as a base film. And third, Körber has great expertise in handling PP, with a great number of blister machines using PP in the field,” adds Fröste.
 

Seamless production flow integration and superior functionality

Körber offers a full spectrum of services when it comes to the packaging of pharmaceutical products. Besides the development of new packaging solutions, Körber can also conduct the qualification of packaging processes—regardless of whether its own packaging products are used. And with all packaging solutions, Körber will advise its customers on how to integrate them seamlessly into production processes. Subjecting the packaging to comprehensive functional tests, such as for thermal and mechanical resistance, is also important here. 

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