From underwear to chocolate bunnies – Gerhard Schubert packaging machines

I’m a big fan of “How It’s Made” – I love to see the machines that build the things we use every day. I always wondered who comes up with the robots that put all the little pieces together and then wrap them in the fancy packages I see on the store shelves. It turns out it’s a lot of SOLIDWORKS customers.

And when it comes to wrapping expertise, Gerhard Schubert GmbH has been the market leader in the development of packaging machines since it introduced the first packaging robots in 1984. The company’s machines have packaged everything from beer and underwear to chocolate bunnies and toys.

Schubert Camera 2 Final

To continue adding value to its packaging machines, Gerhard Schubert turned to SOLIDWORKS design software. Using SOLIDWORKS it was able to streamline and accelerate development of its automated packaging machines. Each Schubert machine is custom-designed to meet the individual customer’s specific packaging needs. Schubert is unique because its success stems from the ability to quickly deliver customized, top-performing machines, while leveraging standard components. When accelerating its packaging strategy, Schubert has to be careful not to sacrifice the high degree of flexibility and customization that has brought so much success. Check out this video to get a look at what makes Gerhard Schubert so unique and why SOLIDWORKS is an integral part of its process.

SOLIDWORKS provides Gerhard Schubert with a design environment that saves time by allowing engineers to work more quickly and collaborate more efficiently. Design Engineer Wolfgang Sedlak explains, “Using SOLIDWORKS and our development approach, we can design custom machines in half the time it takes our competitors.” With SOLIDWORKS, Gerhard is able to save five hours on each assembly, and improve design visualization and customer communications.

Check out the full case study here to find out more about how Gerhard Schubert GmbH utilized SOLIDWORKS to stay ahead of the industry and how your company can maximize efficiency with SOLIDWORKS solutions.


Kristen Wilson

Kristen Wilson

Senior Manager Brand Offer Marketing, SolidWorks at Dassault Systemes
As the Senior Director of Communications, 3DEXPERIENCE Works, Kristen drives marketing strategy and oversees the team responsible for developing and executing multi-touch marketing plans across the Buyer's Journey, including 3DEXPERIENCE World.
Kristen Wilson
Kristen Wilson