Passion for individual packaging solutions
Our expertise is based on over 30 years of experience in the field of packaging technology and we are your contact when it comes to innovative packaging solutions and customer-oriented services. We want to ensure your long-term success with our solutions.
GK Industries GmbH was founded in 1989 in Norderstedt near Hamburg as part of the Kummerfeldt group of companies and operated (until the turn of the millennium) under the name Gekupack Verpackungstechnik GmbH.
However, even before Gekupack Verpackungstechik GmbH was founded as an independent mechanical engineering company, the Gerhard Kummerfeldt Gerätebau GmbH produced machine components, assemblies and also complete packaging machines for well-known manufacturers of bird feed products in contract manufacturing, so that the globally active GK Industries GmbH can today draw on decades of experience.
The change of name resulted from the expansion of business activities into other areas. Thus, the core competence is now no longer only in the area of bird food production and packaging, but extends over wide parts of the packaging industry. Since then, the registered brand Gekupack® is a fundamental pillar of the innovative GK Industries GmbH.
Thanks to the continuous development and implementation of new technologies, we are now able to offer our existing and prospective customers a wide range of innovative and efficient packaging machines for many areas. In close cooperation with our partners, we no longer just plan, manufacture and supply individual machines and components, but also design comprehensive systems and complete packaging lines that are precisely tailored to the individual needs of our customers.
The developed systems are manufactured by us and installed and commissioned in the production facilities of our customers by us and cooperating companies. In the case of line production, smooth compatibility is also achieved for downstream external components, such as state-of-the-art industrial robots from partner companies for autonomous packaging in cardboard boxes, if necessary, via system and plant-side interfaces.
Since the start of business operations over 30 years ago, we have been convincing in the areas of efficiency, quality and service and can look back on countless realised projects, starting with small, manual hand-held devices through high-performance bag welding machines and tit dumpling presses to highly automated production lines.
Our relationships with customers do not end with the commissioning of a system, but extend over the entire product life cycle of our machines. On request, we carry out regular maintenance on the implemented systems and, if necessary, we immediately go out on repair and maintenance missions. We can also overhaul systems that have been in operation for a long time and adapt them to more modern systems by means of technical extensions.
Overall, we thus not only ensure a long service life for the machines and thus smooth production for our customers, but also contribute to the conservation of resources in terms of environmental protection.
SUSTAINABILITY & QUALITY
Environmental protection has been gaining in importance for years and presents the industry with many challenges, which our customers and we can, however, perceive as an opportunity at the same time. Our netting machines inherently offer the advantage of realising packaging without excessive use of material through the use of solid material (film). In addition, our ultrasonic net sealing machines make it possible to dispense with metal clips. Our net clipping machines, on the other hand, also open up the possibility of using biodegradable net packaging and the like made of non-weldable material, such as cellulose.
But it is not only our machines that are in line with the spirit of the times in terms of environmental protection: at our new administration and production site in Kaltenkirchen, not far from our previous location, we have had an extensive photovoltaic system installed so that we can also gradually make our own production sustainable by using renewable energies.
At our new production site, which we moved into towards the end of 2021, we now manufacture to our usual high quality standards and of course maintain a quality management system certified to DIN EN ISO 9001. The strategic decision to build our own production facility has enabled us to significantly increase our capacities and offer our employees a modern environment.
The most important products with which we currently equip customers in a wide range of industries worldwide include
- Ultrasonic net sealing machines
- Semi-automatic mesh clipping and welding machines
- Counting Machines
- Special system
- Transport and allocation systems to complete the plants
- Round-head and multi-head weigher for a wide range of applications,
- Form fill and seal machines (tubular and single bag)
- As well as all production machinery for the wild bird feed industry
This enables us to offer our customers high-performance, high-quality and durable machines that can cope with the age of advancing automation and increasing environmental protection requirements. Solid mechanical engineering, a high quality standard, experienced service technicians and an extensive stock of spare parts guarantee a high degree of availability of the Gekupack®-packaging machines. This, together with our constant efforts to provide customers with advice and support in all aspects of packaging, has led to the worldwirde excellent reputation of Gekupack® .
A wide variety of packaging projects can be realised with our machines and systems. Learn more about compatible packaging types, such as net and bag types.
For more than 30 years, we have been developing and selling high-performance, high-quality individual machines as well as complete systems for a wide range of requirements and customer-specific needs.