About us

[Translate to USA:] ErgoPack Hauptquartier Lauingen

The ErgoStrap idea: Ergonomy!

ErgoPack founder Andreas Kimmerle is passionate when it comes to ergonomy:

 

“If a person is off work for a long time, or even perma­nently, because of back problems, that costs a great deal of money. Many people still fail to take this into consideration.”

In fact: Back problems due to frequent bending or working with a bent posture are amongst the most frequent occupational illnesses, as is proven by the statistics.

ErgoStrap has finally solved the back problem with the strapping of pallets - and offers many other advantages into the bargain. Even as a schoolboy employed on holiday jobs in his parents’ timber business, Andreas Kimmerle was annoyed by the frequent bending required when strapping pallets. As a trained wood technology engineer, he began to look for suitable solutions.

"But", says Kimmerle today, “the specialists did not understand the problem. Either they showed me a huge machine, or simply said ‘take a broomstick with a slot in the end, and use that to ap­ply the strapping…”

So Kimmerle set to work himself, and in 1999 invented his first pallet strapping machine. In 2002 he was awarded the Gold Medal of the International Inventors Exhibition in Geneva and the German Inventor’s Prize, and founded the firm of ErgoPack GmbH.

Today over 10,000 ErgoStrap systems have been sold in 55 countries throughout the world. The systems are easy to operate. But so that everything goes smoothly from the beginning, experts from ErgoStrap also provide employee training on the customer’s pre­mises on delivery of the systems. ErgoStrap - the name says it all: Ergonomic strapping of pallets and packages. Bending is now a thing of the past with ErgoStrap.

The future looks good for ErgoStrap: In August 2010 the company left its original location of Höchstädt and moved into larger offices, assembly and storage facilities only a few kilometres away in Lauingen - the demand for ErgoStrap systems is growing all the time...

ErgoStrap Evolution

Over 10,000 systems sold in 55 countries – The Global Market Leader

  • 1998
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2008
  • 2011
  • 2014
  • 2016
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • [Translate to USA:] Prototyp eines Umreifungsapparates
  • [Translate to USA:] weltweit erste Kettenlanze
  • [Translate to USA:] Erstes Serienmodell „ErgoPack 300“
  • [Translate to USA:] Blick auf den „ErgoPack 500“
  • [Translate to USA:] Der „ErgoPack 600“
  • [Translate to USA:] Umreifungsgerät mir Tool-Lift
  • [Translate to USA:] „ErgoPack 720E“
  • [Translate to USA:] „ErgoPack 740E“
  • [Translate to USA:] Umreifungsgerät „ErgoPack Air“
  • [Translate to USA:] ErgoPacks Umreifungsgerät „Modell 2017“
  • [Translate to USA:] Die Weiterentwicklung des ErgoPack Modell 2017
  • [Translate to USA:] Ein ErgoPack Umreifungsgerät der X-pert Line
  • 1998

    First prototype of a strapping device based on a double scissors system similar to a scissors lifting table.

  • 1999

    Invention and patenting of the world´s first ChainLance.

  • 2000

    First serial model ErgoStrap 300 for composite straps with a core diameter of 75mm, operated by a crank.

  • 2001

    Introduction of the ErgoStrap 500 with a 5m long ChainLance to strap larger pallets with PP and PET strap with a 406mm core diameter.

  • 2002

    The new ErgoStrap 600 wins the gold medal at the International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva, as well as the German Inventor´s Award. With the help of the newly developed strap lifter, the operator does not have to bend down anymore at all.

  • 2003

    Change from the crank to an electronic drive operated by battery. The ErgoPack Tool-Lift makes side strapping of high pallets even easier, as different sealing tools can be attached to it and do not have to be held in the hand.

  • 2008

    ErgoStrap 720E and 730E, the first complete strapping systems with an integrated sealing head and a centralised battery power supply, are part of our product range.

  • 2011

    ErgoStrap 725E and 740E. Intergration of a totally new state-of-the-art sealing head.

  • since 2014

    Die ErgoStrap Air becomes a milestone in pallet strapping. The worldwide one and only mobile system to strap raised pallets.

  • 2016

    The completely revised Model 2017 with over 40 new features is being introduced.

  • since 2018

    Model 2017 has been enhanced. The new sealing head with touchscreen impresses with an ergonomic fit and intuitive control. Reliable and safe strapping for almost 20 years.

  • 2019

    The X-pert Line sets the new benchmark. Advanced electronics and newly designed touchscreens on the sealing head and the strapping system guarantee an intuitive user interface. Ergonomically, the X-pert Line also sets a new high standard.

Management Team

Michael Holzgethan

Managing Director

Michael Holzgethan took over the management of ErgoPack founder Andreas Kimmerle in 2020. Prior to that, he worked for a long time in investment management and management consulting. In addition to ergonomic work, his passions include motorcycling and skiing.

Christian Arndt

Head of Sales

Christian Arndt has been part of the ErgoPack sales team since 2010. In the process, he has progressed from Area Sales Manager Northern Germany to Head of Sales with responsibility for National and International Sales. Before ErgoPack, he worked in retail and the cosmetics industry. In addition to his work in sales, his passions include reading and water sports.

Karlheinz Arker

Technical Director

Karlheinz Arker has been part of the ErgoPack family since 2007. As Technical Director, he leads the development of new innovative solutions and is also responsible for the areas of service and IT. Previously, he worked in various production areas and technical testing. Even in his spare time, everything to do with computers, technology and model flying keeps him busy.

Rupert Börsig

Commercial Director

Rupert Börsig has been Commercial Director since 2019 and is responsible for accounting, controlling and purchasing. Before ErgoPack, he worked for 30 years in a management position in the supplier and automotive industry. In his free time, he enjoys inline alpine sports.

Einar Bauernfeind

Manufacturing Lead

Einar Bauernfeind has been responsible for production and warehousing since 2020. Before that, his focus was on maintenance in an industrial environment. He prefers to spend his free time with his family and engage in sporting activities such as weight training.

Markus Nsouli

Marketing Lead

Markus Nsouli has been part of ErgoPack since 2016 and is responsible for the Marketing department. Prior to that, he worked in the agency industry. As a passionate skier and active soccer player, he also pays attention to an ergonomic and healthy lifestyle outside of the working environment.

Our philosophy

Employees


The foundation for the success of our company is directly reflected by the actions of each and every employee. Responsible conduct, team work and the mutual determination for performance are the basis for innovative technological solutions and exceptional quality, which will secure our lead in the market and therefore the future of our company. 
Regardful contact among each other is supplemented by constructive and factual problem-solving. In this environment a strong and highly professional team conscientiously and reliably masters every new challenge. Our employees identify with their company, are committed to their work and are responsible with their duties. Thus they are able to achieve outstanding and exemplary work performance. We attach special importance to the qualification and training of our employees and strive to further their respective capabilities while at the same time providing a fair assessment and compensation for their work and performance.

Customers


Customer interest is the basis for our actions. The quality of our own performance is solely measured by the satisfaction of our customers. We aim to provide our customers exclusively with high quality products and services which offer a high level of functionality, efficiency and user-friendliness. In the interest of our customers we therefore attach a high priority to mutual cooperation with selected partners all over the globe.

Technological Expertise


For over 20 years we built our experience in developing and manufacturing innovative patented pallet strapping systems, which have revolutionised mobile pallet strapping in all sectors of industry. We employ a balanced selection of proven and tested materials as well as state-of-the-art technology in order to develop and manufacture innovative and reliable quality products.
In order to further secure and expand our lead, large parts of our investments are being employed in research and development. Furthermore we constantly strive to enhance and refine our current line of products, as well as all our technical and organisational processes. Apart from increasing our own competitiveness, the goal of this constant improvement process is to provide the maximum amount of product and service quality and thus to insure sustained success with our customers.

Partnership


Cooperative and loyal conduct towards all our partners – be it employees, customers, contractors, financial institutions or government agencies - is of paramount importance. Any and all arrangements, commitments or other statements are being honoured. We understand ourselves to be fair and reliable business partners with highly professional standards and specifically attach great value to sustainable, long-term business relationships. In turn we pay special attention that the professional standards of our selected business partners coincide with ours.

Environment


With all our business activities, environmental protection and the responsible handling of natural resources is of the utmost concern to us. We exclusively manufacture and distribute products whose production chain is completely environmental friendly according to the current state of knowledge. Our products always incorporate the latest technical developments, and are in compliance with applicable laws and accepted industrial and governmental standards in order to insure safe and health safe work.

ErgoPack World Congress

„To exchange experiences, to learn from the bests, to convey a WE-feeling, to amplify the knowledge about ErgoPack …, these had been the targets of the 1st ErgoPack World Congress. And we have reached all of them!”
 

All members of the “ErgoPack Family“ travelled from the 17th until the 21st of September 2015 to the „1st ErgoPack World Congress” to Lauingen. 22 nations, partly with very long journey: USA, China, Mexico, Australia ... all were there.
 

Four exciting days with spectacular product presentations, informative speeches and interesting success stories. A great experience – for everyone! But also the social part was not missed out: big “Get-together-party” and finally the visit of the “Oktoberfest” in Munich. Everything was very nice!
 

Many thanks for the numerous visits, for the congratulations and presents. We were very pleased about them.
 

You can find the most beautiful and impressive pictures in a short video:

1st ErgoPack World Congress 2015

1st ErgoPack World Congress
17.09. - 21.09.2015

Here you find the best moments of the second ErgoPack World Congress.

2nd ErgoPack World Congress 2018

ErgoPack World Congress 2018 in Mali Lošinj, Croatia from June 26th to July 1st. Memorable, innovative and revolutionary moments in the lovely hotel Bellevue.

Thank you all for being part!