Explore our Milestones

1920

The „FAbrik für WErkzeuge und MAschinen, Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung in Ründeroth“ was founded.

The founding members: Heinrich Kleinjung, Fritz Müller Edmund Rottländer and Paul Vorberg. By the mid 1920s the company was already employing 20 people.

1925

The first export of goods took place to England/the United Kingdom.
Due to the financial crash „FAbrik für WEerkzeuge und MAschinen GmbH“ was forced to stop production and close down.

1935

Saw the start of the manufacturing of spare parts for locomotives for the “Reichsbahn”.

1938-1939

Heinrich Kleinjung extended the production hall and was employing 5 people, as well as 29 workers and 2 apprentices.

1940

FAWEMA starts using electric lights.

1945

Production of a range of machine parts for the mining industry among others.

1949

The engineer Julius Schwirten builds the first dosing machine for FAWEMA.

1950

FAWEMA presents the AGMA packaging machines.

1953 - 1954

Edeka (A large supermarket chain in Germany) headquarters in Hamburg order 250 dosing machines.
The Albrecht brothers (founders of ALDI) place an order for dosing machines for nearly 100 sites.

1969

A new collation system is designed and built.

1970

24 representatives around the world: in all western European countries, in North- and South America as well as in Algeria, Australia, Japan and South Africa.

1972

The FA 10 and FA 20 machines are launched to the market

1974

The FA 310 means the breakthrough of FAWEMA as a manufacturer of packaging machines.

1975

FAWEMA stops the manufacturing of locomotive spare parts and focuses on the production of packaging machines.

1983

FAWEMA reaches exports accounting for 80 percent of total production.

1995

A new production and assembly hall are inaugurated for the 75th anniversary.

1998

The Munich based company M.A.X. Holding AG takes over FAWEMA.

2002

The first FAWEMA 3-stroke machines are launched.

2004

Acquisition of the company Vision Schlauchbeutelmaschinen for the integration of new models into the FA range.

2006

FAWEMA is acquired by Mr. Peter Steindl, a graduate in business and engineering, within a management buyout of the M.A.X. Automation GmbH.

2011

The latest FAWEMA servo-driven packaging line FA 217 is brought to the market.

2012

The new production hall introducing state-of-the-art high bay storage facilities is inaugurated.

2017

FAWEMA opens new sales and service locations in East Africa and the USA.

2018

HQ Equita acquires FAWEMA and HDG and founds The Packaging Group (TPG).

2019

FAWEMA employs around 120 people world-wide.
New extension and renovation of the administrative building at the headquarters in Engelskirchen-Ründeroth.

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