Packaging Technology

We hardly notice them, but we can't do without them: boxes, bags, tubes and other packaging play a key role in successful product distribution and marketing..

They have to meet a wide range of needs while at the same time being user-friendly and attractive. Developing and producing packaging materials calls for a mixture of creativity and skilled engineering.

With a tradition reaching back over 400 years, today there are over 30 companies in Dresden offering different products and services in the field of packaging.

They cover the entire value-added chain from designing and testing the packaging to process development, construction, project planning, improvement and simulation, all the way to the manufacture of packaging materials, mechanical engineering and related services.


In spring 2008 several companies from the Dresden region got together to form the PACKNET Dresden cooperative network. This offers commercial fields of application and complex, customer-centric solutions within short timeframes.

Important Companies

  • Theegarten PACTEC GmbH & Co KG: a global manufacturer of packaging machines with traditional skills in confectionery
  • Essel Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG: world market leader for laminate tubing with branches all over the world
  • KAMA GmbH: develops and manufactures high-quality finishing die cutters and folding and gluing machines

Excellence is the city‘s motto

Dresden’s success is based on key technologies including microelectronics, information-and-communications, new materials, photovoltaic and nanotechnology, and, life sciences and biotechnology. The interdisciplinary collaboration between businesses and research facilities helps move Dresden forward.