September 24, 2023

70 years of Hassia – a success story

On the occasion of the company’s 70thanniversary, Hassia Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH in Ranstadt organised an open day for all employees, pensioners and the public on 8th July 2023. The company’s anniversary was to be taken as an opportunity to show the public what it means to package food.

From the left tot he right: Thomas Becker (CEO), Dr. Leder (IHK) and Siegfried Wacker (Managing Director)

In bright sunshine, Thomas Becker, CEO and partner of IMA Hassia,welcomed the numerous visitors to the event, including the mayor of Ranstadt, Mrs. Reichert-Dietzel, Dr. Leder from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Mr. Fink from the VDMA and representatives of the local associations. The daughter of the company founder Karl Klein, Mrs Sabine Schwarzer, was also among the guests.

A form, fill and seal machine for portion packs

In the assembly hall, the visitors could see some machines live in action and the employees of the electrical construction and also the mechanical construction had prepared some interesting demonstrations.

In the aseptic laboratory, the staff explained the hygiene tests which are carried out before an aseptic machine is delivered to the customer and later on during the SAT at the customers site.

Explanation of the tests which are done in the aseptic laboratory

During his brief review of the company’s history, Mr. Becker was also able to personally welcome an employee of the first hour: Mr. Bernd Hofmann had started working at Hassia on 16 October 1953. As a memento, Mr Becker presented him with a copy of the booklet ‘Founding Years of Hassia’.

Thomas Becker with Bernd Hoffmann ‚Man of the first hour‘

It all began at Hassia in 1953, when the designer Karl Klein decided to found a company for the efficient packaging of consumer goods. The vision of creating product- and consumer-friendly packaging and
producing, filling and sealing the packaging mechanically – largely fully automatically – matured into a concrete idea through tireless work.

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