Thanks to the many years of experience of Eckardt Wagner and Eckehardt Preuß in the field of tubular bags and packaging machines, they came up with the idea of founding Prewa Verpackungsmaschinenbau GmbH on 01.07.1983. Both are therefore the founders of this company. The name PREWA is composed of the first surname letters of the founders (PRE Preuß / WA Wagner).
The beginnings were in premises in Biebertal/ Rodheim in Karlstraße 21. It quickly became clear that these were not sufficient and on 15.5.1987 a new building was built in the industrial area called Großen Busecker. The company Prewa Verpackungsmaschinenbau GmbH has grown up to the present day and through several annexes to existing buildings and extensions.
Innovation: Pneumatic drive technology
We from Prewa were one of the first packaging machine manufacturers who were pioneers for a “Low Cost” machine series more than 30 years ago, which used a fully pneumatic / mechanical drive technology and thus established pneumatics in the tubular bag industry.
On February 25, 2004, Mr. Preuß retired from the company. Mr. Marscheck and Mr. Dörr, long-time employees of the company, took over the shares from Mr. Preuß. Together with Mr. Wagner, the three managing directors manage the family-run company with flat hierarchies.
Since the company was founded in 1983, we have been manufacturing product- and customer-specific tubular bag machines and their accessories, such as counting and dosing systems, feeders and product feeders as well as turnkey packaging lines. But we also offer our customers special solutions.
With our machine series, we offer machine technology from “low-cost” to “high-end” solutions in the “food and non-food” sector.
Hygiene-friendly CUBIX machine housing
The servomotor “CUBIX” machine series introduced for the first time in 2008 is another important milestone. We were the first machine manufacturer to develop a machine concept that implemented the hygienic requirements. The CUBIX housing implements a consistent, hygiene-friendly design in mechanical engineering. Missing horizontal surfaces (all surfaces are inclined) and the use of stainless steel ensure very good cleanability.
The tubular bag machines are developed, designed, assembled and tested in a customer-oriented way at our headquarters in Großen Buseck. On-schedule delivery and structured commissioning by our own service team, which works closely with our customers, round off our competence.
Representatives from outside Europe
Very well-trained and long-standing agencies beyond Europe, support customers with a great deal of knowledge and know-how. Competent advice and on-site service (maintenance) ensure high availability of packaging machines and auxiliary equipment.
PREWA offers intermittent and continuous working methods in the segment of tubular bag machines (VFFS). Our product portfolio also includes duplex machines, where particularly high packaging performance is achieved.
Decades of experience in the foil sealing technology
Another branch of production is the foil welding technology with all components required for the foil welding which have been continuously expanded in the past decades, so that we belong to the leading manufacturers in this industry.