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 The ErgoPack 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.

ErgoPack 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 ErgoPack 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 ErgoPack also provide employee training on the customer’s pre­mises on delivery of the systems. ErgoPack - the name says it all: Ergonomic strapping of pallets and packages. Bending is now a thing of the past with ErgoPack.

The future looks good for ErgoPack: 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 ErgoPack systems is growing all the time...

ErgoPack's Story of Success

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 Great Britain:] Prototyp eines Umreifungsapparates
  • [Translate to Great Britain:] weltweit erste Kettenlanze
  • [Translate to Great Britain:] Erstes Serienmodell „ErgoPack 300“
  • [Translate to Great Britain:] Blick auf den „ErgoPack 500“
  • [Translate to Great Britain:] Der „ErgoPack 600“
  • [Translate to Great Britain:] Umreifungsgerät mir Tool-Lift
  • [Translate to Great Britain:] „ErgoPack 720E“
  • [Translate to Great Britain:] „ErgoPack 740E“
  • [Translate to Great Britain:] Umreifungsgerät „ErgoPack Air“
  • [Translate to Great Britain:] ErgoPacks Umreifungsgerät „Modell 2017“
  • [Translate to Great Britain:] Die Weiterentwicklung des ErgoPack Modell 2017
  • [Translate to Great Britain:] 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 ErgoPack 300 for composite straps with a core diameter of 75mm, operated by a crank.

  • 2001

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

  • 2002

    The new ErgoPack 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

    ErgoPack 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

    ErgoPack 725E and 740E. Integration of a totally new state-of-the-art sealing head.

  • since 2014

    The ErgoPack Air becomes a milestone in pallet strapping. The worldwide one and only mobile system to strap elevated 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.

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!