About us

1,000 years of history

GREIF-VELOX is one of the oldest companies in the world. We build on 1,000 years of history. Monks founded the Greifen-Mühle (Greifen Mill) in 1100, laying what later turned out to be the first stones for centuries of practical experience in efficient bagging, filling, and palletising. More than a century ago, these experiences have been bundled into the GREIF-Werke, which designed and realised innovative palletiser robots, bagging machines, and filling lines.

This company then developed into GREIF-VELOX, with more than 150 experts that every day maintain the culture of innovation that developed over 1,000 years. They constantly set new industry benchmarks.

We know from our 1,000 years of experience that customers need something other than standard solutions “off the shelf”, but rather customised concepts and developments. Tailor-made solutions do more than just improve production quality and quantity, they offer strong competitive advantages that pay off after only a short period!

Our specialists are looking forward to consulting you on your individual components, full-line systems, service optimisations, and, of course, the Industry 4.0.

Discover more about these and other topics in our news section and get a first impression of our efficient machines in the “Solutions” section.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

SmartFlex: next generation packaging

Our goal is to develop GREIF-VELOX Maschinenfabrik GmbH to the industry's technology leader within the next 3 years. To this end, we want to make a leap in innovation in the area of ​​filling systems for solids and liquids as well as the associated peripherals. With the “SmartFlex: next generation packaging” project, we want to create the technological basis to raise our portfolio to a new technological level and to redefine the state of the art. On the basis of development services in mechanics, hardware and software, our product portfolio is further developed in key points in order to set new standards in efficiency, performance, connectivity and design.

A MILLENNIUM-OLD CORPORATE HISTORY

A MILLENNIUM-OLD CORPORATE HISTORY

The Greifen-Mühle (Greifen Mill) was founded in the eleventh century by monks to produce flour which was then packaged and distributed in the congregation. A fantastic, practical start for a company that developed into a globally active company for bagging units, filling technology, and palletising. We have 1,000 years of experience.

A lot has happened since the founding of the Greifen-Mühle, the flour of which used to be packaged by hand. Now, we design and produce machines that offer a wealth of digital benefits. Our brochures contain an illustration of the last 1,000 years. The illustrations can also be found on our website, in the “ABOUT US” section.

+3,000 projects realised to-date

+3,000 projects realised to-date

+150 employees at work for you, across the globe

+150 employees at work for you, across the globe

We have direct representation in 15 countries

We have direct representation in 15 countries

We have delivered to 89 countries

We have delivered to 89 countries

1,156,320 TONNES

1,156,320 Tonnes

Our high-performance pneumatic packer systems BVP and BVPV are in use at companies across the world, which are looking for reliable and state-of-the-art plants. Our machines are very rugged while setting technological industry benchmarks with a broad range of digital features. And they pack a great punch.

For larger plants, we install multiple packers in one high-performance line, offering our customers a clear competitive advantage through faster production and bagging.

The annual production capacity of our pneumatic packers alone amounts to more than a million metric tonnes of product. This is the weight equivalent of 2,731 A380 jumbo jets and gives our customers’ production wings.

+60 km of cables installed every year

+60 km of cables installed every year

243,062 articles in our ERP system

243,062 articles in our ERP system

92% of our customers regularly request projects with us

92% of our customers regularly request projects with us

24-hour service, for you

24-hour service, for you

€ 36,000,000 REVENUE

€ 36,000,000 REVENUE

By providing the right combination of individual components in high-performance full-line systems, our customers can significantly increase their production and increase their revenue. Taking the example of a 6-nozzle plant operating at full capacity, you can expect performance increases of 20 bags per hour, expanding your production potential by more than a million bags per year.

The optimised residual emptying capacity of our pneumatic packers reduces the time necessary for cleaning from 30 minutes to 5 minutes, freeing up additional production space and saving valuable staff efforts. These are only two of many examples from our daily operations. We will gladly calculate the individual potentials that can be realised within your company by technological optimisation.

99.7% is the precision of our bag applicator

99.7% is the precision of our bag applicator

75% logistics costs reductions with our vacuum packer

75% logistics costs reductions with our vacuum packer

80% cleaning effort reduction for pneumatic-packer chambers

80% cleaning effort reduction for pneumatic-packer chambers

+1,600 sacks per hour

+1,600 sacks per hour

ADMINISTRATION AND COORDINATION

ADMINISTRATION AND COORDINATION

We want to make sure that you understand and relate to our company and processes, which is why we offer you a transparent overview of our structures that are put to efficient use for you:

GREIF-VELOX is divided into four main departments. This division helps ensure the flexible and agile operation of our individual units.

The first department, “Administration”, is tasked with all back-office activities. The company management is responsible for the functioning and coordination of the various units. This includes parts of the own unit such as HR and Finances, as well as parts of other units such as the interdepartmental project coordination between Service and Realisation.

By connecting everything to this single management node, and with the help of smart (collaboration) tools, we ensure efficient and transparent exchange for all projects, with the perfect collecting, documentation, and planning of process information.

SALES AND CONSULTING EN

SALES AND CONSULTING

Our sales engineers are the first point of contact for our customers when it comes to efficient bagging and filling units; however, they also remain an important point of contact during the entire process, together with the project managers. This way, we guarantee that concept and scheduling responsibilities are carried by all those responsible throughout the process, who are also held accountable for them.

Furthermore, our “Expert Sales” unit is at your disposal for consulting. Assembling the perfect team for your project, for example with experts from the Research and Development department.

Our experts are specialised in either liquid filling or solid bagging to offer you the necessary expertise. They support various national and international industrial sectors and markets.

Our sales engineers are engineers first, and sales reps second. You will notice that we are not interested in selling you standard solutions but strive to design customised plants with benefits that give you a competitive edge and pay off quickly.

SERVICE UND INSTALLATION

SERVICE AND INSTALLATION

Our Service team consists of real all-round experts. Our service technicians are specialised in mechanical as well as electrical engineering, and capable of directly solving almost every request.

Our Service team is integrated into customer projects from the very start to provide valuable input. This way, they become very familiar with the details of your project, which allows for efficient plant installations on-site and reliable, comprehensive customer and project support. Our team works with state-of-the-art service tools and is looking forward to advising you on various technologies such as efficient VPN solutions for your plants.

Of course, you can also book an efficient workshop or consulting session with our team at any time, to answer all your questions on retrofitting, optimisations, and spare-parts management.

KONSTRUKTION UND REALISATION

DESIGN AND REALISATION

The tasks of the Design department include both the design as the realisation of projects. Engineers work alongside designers in this unit, developing customised solutions for bagging machines and mechanisms for standard or special filling solutions. Together with our Research and Development departments, this “triumvirate” regularly produces innovations that set industry benchmarks. Of course, also in the important field of Industry 4.0.

All processes are managed efficiently and transparently by our Project Management team, who are always there for you. Expect seamless realisations of all types of processes, ranging from filling systems and palletisation to bagging machines and much more. Our Project Management team ensures that your expenses are kept as low as possible.