are our constant aim
The question that constantly drives us is “How can cup fillers, bucket fillers and dosing systems be enhanced to accommodate the evolving requirements of markets and customers?” This is what we ask ourselves each and every day. And, as we discover the answers, we become a pioneer of innovative machine designs.
Here are some of the technical achievements for which GRUNWALD is renowned:
- We consistently minimise machine downtimes by ensuring optimised product change/changeover times. For example: With GRUNWALD, product changeover times can be reduced by up to 70% compared to established technologies.
- In 2019, we became the first food industry machinery manufacturer in the world to completely stop using peroxide – thereby setting ecological standards in the areas of hygiene management and sustainability.
- We develop intelligent machinery that taps digital potential in the right way – and makes life a whole lot easier for machine operators.
We develop the optimum solution to meet the individual needs of each specific customer so that they can really make headway. Not only now, but also in the future! Ultimately, this can-do attitude is the key to our unique success story – a story that we love adding new chapters to in conjunction with our customers, machine by machine.
How we became a pioneer
one step at a time
GRUNWALD is the perfect example of how much drive and determination to progress can be found in a family owned and operated business. Within a few short decades, we have evolved from a trading firm into a globally active manufacturer of machinery. We are renowned throughout the world for our innovative and technically forward-looking solutions for cup filler, bucket filler and dosing system technology.
As a result, we regard ourselves as a pioneer who knows how to delight its customers across the globe with technology engineered and made in Germany.
Each and every day, we do everything we can to write the next chapter of our success story.
1956 - 1989
Expansion of the GRUNWALD trading organisation
Starts acting as an agent for German and foreign machinery manufacturers (including HAMBA and SIG), begins selling second-hand machines (brochure from 1972).
Delivery of the first GRUNWALD rotary-type filling machine
Goes down well on the market straight away; with very positive sales figures.
The first GRUNWALD linear machine to support multiple formats
is delivered as a double-step version. Nowadays, approximately 90% of all GRUNWALD linear machines are double or triple-step versions.
Delivery of the first bulk filler GRUNWALD-FLEXODOS
for the smooth filling of non-pumpable products that are difficult to fill.
Development of the GRUNWALD EASYCLEAN aseptic dosing system
Piston valve filler with an aseptic design – following EHEDG guidelines, tested and certified by Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
Development of UV(C) packing material sterilisation
for GRUNWALD cup fillers.
Delivery of the first GRUNWALD linear bucket filler machine.
Delivery of the GRUNWALD MOBIFILL
a mobile filler for pumpable and free-flowing products; for quick product changeover, allergen-free in less than 5 minutes
Development of the inline fruit mixer,
which considerably reduces product losses, product changeover times and costs when mixing yoghurt with fruit preparations.
Development of swirl and side-by-side filling
A solution to filling 2 flavours for dairy products and spreads.
Ergonomic low-level operation
developed for cup fillers, allowing optimum access to rotary-type machines without having to use a platform.
Development and certification of the GRUNWALD ultraclean (UC) hygiene concept for linear cup filling machines
With this concept, GRUNWALD manages to set new standards in the area of peroxide-free hygiene by achieving a level of hygiene that meets the exact requirements of ultraclean cup filler machines without the need for costly aseptic technology – at the same time as delivering maximum performance.
Delivery of the first GRUNWALD rotary-type bucket filler
featuring ergonomic low-level operation – for optimum access to the bucket filler without the need for a platform.
Delivery of the GRUNWALD linear cup filling machine with an innovative peroxide-free ultraclean (UC) hygiene concept
The certified ultraclean (UC) sterilisation system includes:
- A double pulsed light UV(C) high-performance sterilisation system with a guaranteed sterilisation rate of LOG 4 at 40 cycles per minute
- Pre-filler and main filler with an aseptic design, type: “GRUNWALD EASYCLEAN” – following EHEDG guidelines, tested by Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences.
- Laminar air cabin, designed as a hygiene tunnel, cleanroom class 5, HEPA filter according to EN ISO 14644
Delivery of mobile fillers for the following toppings: herbs and chickpeas
For adding all sorts of toppings to hummus and other delicatessen products.
GRUNWALD Flexodos mobile dosing system enhanced
Bulk filler equipped with state-of-the-art electronics and the latest technology for filling free-flowing, non-pumpable products that are difficult to fill.
Delivery of the first GRUNWALD ultraclean (UC) bucket filler
Bucket sterilisation via pulsed UV(C) high-performance radiators (pulsed light) – a technology specially developed by GRUNWALD – guarantees a sterilisation rate of at least LOG 4 for buckets with a capacity of up to 10 kg.
GRUNWALD machines become peroxide-free
As of 1 January 2019, all cup and bucket fillers are equipped with the special UV(C) hygiene concept developed by GRUNWALD itself, making it the first machinery manufacturer in the world to take a ground-breaking decision of this kind – with a view to safeguarding the health of machine operators, protecting the product and reducing operating costs.
GRUNWALD cup filler for the dairy of the future
GRUNWALD-FOODLINER 30.000 UC is an intelligent filling and packing machine in ultraclean (UC) design with maximum hygiene standard, highest possible flexibility and at the same time maximum speed (sterilisation rate ≥ LOG 4 at 40 cycles/min.).
New evacuation technology developed for the delicatessen industry
The evacuation system allows a production to run with rotary-type and inline GRUNWALD machines without any restriction (at full cycle speed with up to 42 cycles/min.) and to achieve remaining oxygen values of ≤ 0.5 % in the headspace of the cups at the same time. Owing to this new technology, evacuation is no longer necessary!
More than 2,700 machines delivered to date
GRUNWALD, a family-owned business, is a leader in the area of cup and bucket fillers that support multiple formats, cup sizes and has so far delivered more than 2,700 filling machines globally.
facts and figures
Average growth over
the past ten years