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Company founder Gerhard Schubert passes away

Gerhard Schubert, the founder and shareholder of packaging machine manufacturer Schubert, passed away in Crailsheim on July 4, 2023 at the age of 84.

In 1966, he founded Gerhard Schubert GmbH, a renowned company in international packaging machine manufacturing.

To this day, his visionary ideas of a modular robot-assisted top-loading packaging machine continue to influence modern packaging technology around the world, the company highlights.

Gerhard Schubert laid the foundation for the company in 1953 with an apprenticeship as a mechanic. He built the small company into an international group of companies over a period of decades. In addition to his two sons Ralf and Gerald Schubert, the next generation of grandchildren is now working in the company. The second generation of the company now employs 1,600 people.

He once described himself: “Yes, I am a visionary. A designer must have vision.” And this vision was to build “the best packaging machines in the world”.

Photo: Gerhard Schubert GmbH