SAPAL SA

The first scalable machine for IWS that allows a 100% increase in production with a quick and easy upgrade!

WHO WE ARE

With more than 115 years in the food industry, Sapal is an international leader in the packaging of premium products mainly for the processed cheese, chocolate and bouillon industries.

Based in Ecublens, Switzerland, Sapal designs and manufactures high-tech and innovative standalone packaging machines. According to the request, our offer can extend to complete packaging lines. Sensitive to sustainable development, our team of engineers is constantly developing new solutions to be at the forefront of technology while respecting the environment by reducing the consumption of packaging materials, for example. And we continuously improve our processes and products as we complied with the ISO9001:2015 norm.

Our expertise in the variety of packaging offered with a wide range of styles and materials, as well as our Global Customer Service make us one of the leading suppliers of packaging solutions.

We guarantee our customers swiss quality, flexibility, competitivity and personalized solutions. Focusing on your special needs is our main objective.

Don’t hesitate to contact us.

facts and figures

More than 6000 Sapal and Kustner installed machines

Present in more than 70 countries

70 Highly qualified employees

More than 115 years of know-how

5% invest in innovation

Expert in 3 segments: chocolate/processed cheese/soup cubes

Trades and crafts

Sales

Our area sales managers explore the international market to acquire new customers, promoting our portfolio. They are in constant contact with our customers to ensure that the product supplied meets their requirements.

Project Management

The Project Manager’s mission is to successfully carry out the projects according to the requests of our customers.

Engineering

Our team of high-skilled mechanical and electrical engineers develop our new machines taking into consideration the new technology available on the market.

Assembly

Our team of polymechanicians and automation specialists assemble and test our installations internally and at our customers’.

Administration

Our specialists in Finance, Supply Chain, Human Resources, Marketing and IT ensure the administrative management and communication of our company.

Customer service

The requests are directly managed by our service managers in order to provide a permanent and efficient support to our customers. Our team of technicians is in charge of the maintenance, troubleshooting, refurbishment and modernization of Sapal  and Kustner packaging machines.

Our mission and values

Our mission is to offer solutions which protect food from its elaboration up to consumer with quality packaging.

Ethics

Open-mindedness

Respect
Values
Entrepreneurship
Excellence
Customer Oriented
Passion

Ethics

Open-mindedness

Respect
Values
Entrepreneurship
Excellence
Customer Oriented
Passion

TRaining company

At Sapal, we are convinced that the constant evolution of our employees is the key to ensure our customers a top quality service.

Every year, we promote continuing education courses in several fields, such as technology, safety, sales or leadership.

We are proud to prepare the next generation in the trades of Industry. At Sapal, our apprentices are supervised by a team of trainers during their practical internship in the various departments.

We train polymechanics – industrial draughtsmen – commercial employees.

Do you want to do an apprenticeship at Sapal?

Send your application file to jobs@sapal.ch

Security and health

At Sapal SA, we continuously improve our environmental performance.

Our associates are committed in reducing the environmental impact coming from our production. Each and every day, they are searching solutions that consume less energy and use less raw material in order to preserve our planet.

security

Security and Health

From the very beginning of the conception, our engineers develop wrapping machines strictly respecting the international Security and Health standards. One of our concrete realization is the development of our new chocolate wrapping machine DSD0600H, which offers a patented hermetical sealing technology that keeps the product safe and protected from dust, migrating aromas, external dirt or potential infections.

health

Environment

The earth protection occupies a key position for our company but also for our customers. The collaboration with them and with our local engineering schools and universities, such as the EPFL encourage our Research & Development team to find innovative solutions for the reduction of energy and wrapping material consumption of our machines.

Quality

Quality

Thanks to the level of expertise and human skill of our employees, we are able to deliver high precision manufacturing which meet the quality standards of our worldwide customers. Since more than 110 years, our continuous improvement philosophy has always driven our strategy and motivation. Our objective is to constantly develop innovative solutions for our management and operational processes, that’s why Sapal is proud to comply with the ISO 9001 norm since 1994.

history

Corporate History and highlights:

1906

SAPAL (Société Anonyme des Plieuses Automatiques Lausanne) is founded by Jean-Jacques Kohler as one of the first companies in Switzerland in the field of precision packaging machines.

1906
1964

As the production space at the historic site is no longer sufficient, SAPAL moves to the new factory in Ecublens, where the company is still located today.

1964
1989

SAPAL is acquired by SIG Pack, a business unit of the SIG Group, Switzerland.

1989
2004

With the sale of the SIG Pack division, SAPAL becomes part of the Bosch Group as a packaging technology company within the Confectionery & Chemicals division.

2004
2007

SAPAL acquires the assets of Kimaco SA, a Geneva-based company specialized in the production and packaging of processed cheese. The transaction includes the well-known brand “Kustner”.

2007
2011

SAPAL becomes a member of the new Bosch Packaging Technology, Food and Confectionery Division.

2011
2017

Sapal is acquired by Navigator Capital

2017

Operational MILESTONES:

1906

SAPAL acquires the U.S. patent for the “folding box” die-fold system, which enables an industry-wide new envelope form of packaging for small chocolate bars.

1906
1908 // 1909

Development of own technical research and production capacities.

1908 // 1909
1910 // 1930

SAPAL is diversifying its range of packaging machines for the packaging of soup cubes, tobacco packs, pressed sweets and soaps, cookies, chewing gum, ice cream, photographic plates and pharmaceuticals.

1910 // 1930
1960’s

Introduction of the first packaging lines that directly integrate the packaging machines into the production process.

1960’s
1990’s

SAPAL has a significant market share and employs up to 400 people. SAPAL has been ISO certified since 1994.

1990’s
2007 // 2016

SAPAL becomes a member of the new Bosch Packaging Technology, Food and Confectionery Division.

2007 // 2016

Sapal SA

Avenue du Tir-Fédéral 44
1024 Ecublens
Switzerland

info@sapal.ch

+41 21 633 53 00

Hotline Service : +41 21 633 54 44

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