About us


Upmann can look back on a history of over 222 years. It began in 1797, when the Mesum village blacksmith Stiegemann took on the repair job for the "bley am Thurm" of the Mesum church. Since then, the tradition of craftsmanship has continued through the generations. In 1938, Bernhard Upmann takes over the management of the traditional company. After the Second World War, he focuses entirely on mechanical engineering and specialises in weighing and packaging technology in 1954.

A patent in 1966 brings Upmann the big breakthrough. At that time, the company designed a "machine for filling, sealing and separating bags of a bag band formed by a plastic film web".

The triumphant advance of the Mesum family business begins.

After his death in 1975, his brother-in-law Fritz Backenecker took over the management of the company and later handed it over to his son Hans Backenecker.

In 2011 Hans Backenecker sells the company to the three partners Thomas Huesmann, Scanstore Partners and Johannes Richter.

Today, Upmann Packaging Machines is one of the leading companies in the industry and, under the management of Thomas Huesmann and Johannes Richter, supplies companies worldwide.

In 1966, it was a patent that provided a breakthrough. Today, it is the ability to own the complete planning and installation of plants from incoming goods to outgoing goods as a general contractor. We also succeed in this "everything from one source" principle thanks to the good cooperation with our partners.

Sales and planning moved to a second location in 2017. In 2020, the production and storage areas have been expanded by over 2,000 m². The construction of the new production hall has just been completed.

Our standard machine construction is carried out in series production, but our one-off designs enable us to perfectly implement individual customer wishes and to construct specially adapted packaging lines. Our team of highly qualified employees such as machine fitters, machining mechanics, electricians and mechatronics engineers are masters in their field. All machines are equipped with the latest technology from our own electronics department. In addition, repairs, modifications, extensions and conversions are also part of our repertoire.

All important production trades as well as a large warehouse are located under one roof at Upmann and thus guarantee a fast and precise realisation of your projects in special machine construction. The products of our company always stand for high value and quality.

In 1989, our company was awarded the "Prof. Adalbert Seyfritz Prize" for exemplary technology transfer between universities and the company for the development of new machines. With sophisticated controls, circuits and software, we always guarantee you an optimal flow of goods, from reception to preparation and storage, weighing, packing and repacking.

When it comes to repackaging, Upmann is again one of the first companies to rely on robotics and, as we can say today, rightly so.