Upmann can look back over a 200 year long history. The story begins in 1797 when the Mesum village blacksmith received the order for the repair of the "lead on the roof of the Mesum church tower". Since that time this tradition of craftsmanship has been handed down from generation to generation. In 1938 Bernhard Upmann, who gave his name to the company, took over the management of this tradition-rich business. After the end of the World War II he concentrated the company's efforts wholly on machinery manufacture and then, from 1954 onwards, specialised in weighing and packaging technology. The major break-through came in 1966 in the form of a patent. At that time the company was building "a machine for filling, sealing and separating the bags from a continuous strip of bags formed by a roll of plastic film". After the death of Bernhard Upmann, his brother-in-law Fritz Backenecker took over the running of the company in 1975.

Today Upmann Verpackungsmaschinen is one of the leading companies in the sector and, under the leadership of Thomas Huesmann and Johannes Richter, supplies companies across the globe.

Our standard range of machines is in continuous production but our custom-built machines enable us to turn customers' individual wishes into reality and manufacture specially adapted packaging lines. Our team of highly-qualified staff such as machine fitters, cutting machine operators, electricians and mechantronics specialists are masters in their field. Our range of services extends from the planning stage through to final installation and commissioning. All machines are equipped with the latest technology from our own Electronics Department. Our range also includes repairs, modifications, extensions and conversions. All important trades and a large warehouse are to be found under the same roof, thus guaranteeing rapid and precise completion of your projects involving the construction of specialist machinery. Our company's products are always a watch-word for excellence and quality.

In 1989 our company was awarded the Professor Adalbert Seyfritz prize for exemplary technology transfer between universities and the company for the development of new machines. As a result of sophisticated switching mechanisms, control and regulating systems we consistently guarantee optimal weighing and packaging for you.