Customized packaging solutions

We understand the importance of tailoring your manufacturing and logistic processes to the unique needs of your products and business. We at the Utz group are able to support you with the most suitable  reusable packaging solutions, to offer the best solutions to maximize the efficiency of your storage, retrieval and delivery.

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Efficient solutions for the Automotive industry

Utz can offer the right solution for both bespoke and industry standard transport packaging requirements for a range of applications.

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Conductive containers for the electronics industry

Static safe storage and transport solutions.

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Fully returnable transit packaging solutions

Flexible modular and smart transport solutions that enable todays retail industry to deliver quickly and on time.

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Home-shopping - The Future

Utz picking and delivery totes can be automated and are ergonomic. Their versatility minimizes the use of disposable packaging and ensures fast delivery and a 24/7 shopping experience.

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Automation Logistics

Utz load carriers can be individually adapted to the requirements of your logistics processes. This helps to increase throughput and massively reduce operating costs. This is why leading warehouse automation providers trust Utz.

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Fresh Food Logistics

Utz solutions are optimized to meet the vital requirements used in food manufacturing and supply. Using only 100 percent food grade approved material in all our solutions, Utz guarantees maximum quality and freshness safely delivered.

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Utz Solutions - Pharmaceutical

Utz can provide bespoke and standard solutions that will match the logistical needs of the precise and tailored processes of the Pharmaceutical Industry.

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On time delivery

The container sizes of our letter receptacles are ideally adapted to letter sorting systems and make manual sorting almost superfluous. This ensures greater efficiency in mail distribution centers and guarantees punctual delivery.

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Reusable Containers – Environmentally Friendly

Utz reusable containers can be stored or transported up to 70% less voluminous when empty due to their nestable properties. The reusability reduces the use of one-way packaging many times over.

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Collapsible containers to save space

The functional locking system of Utz's collapsible containers enables their automated handling. In addition, an ergonomic one-hand lock facilitates manual handling. The empty collapsible containers can save a volume of up to 80 percent compared to the upright box.

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Heavy loads made easy

Heavily loaded plastic containers frequently need to be moved manually. Even loads of several hundred pounds can be moved easily and ergonomically on the heavy-duty Utz dollies.

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Space-saving folding containers

Folding containers are frequently used in trade. The empty folding containers can save a volume of up to 80 percent compared to the unfolded container.

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Safe transport of hazardous goods

Dangerous goods such as airbag systems, seat belt tensioners, batteries or even hairspray must be transported safely. This requires special containers that are approved with a UN label after strict guidelines and successful testing.

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Large formats

Utz large-capacity containers are available in rigid or hinged versions and are designed to meet the specific requirements of industrial applications.

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Our space-saving genius

Nestable containers are stacked either on their lids or bail arms. Once nested, they can save up to 75 percent of transport space.

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Consistent tare and easy cleaning

Plastic pallets have a consistent tare weight. Completely closed pallets are also easy to clean. Our pallets can be equipped with metal reinforcement, they can also be used in high-bay warehouses.

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Container diversity

Over many decades, Utz has developed a variety of stacking container families for different applications.

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Utz thermoboxes: The right solution for every challenge

Whether you need a temperature-monitored reusable container for pharmaceutical items, food or other temperature-sensitive products, Utz has a wide range of solutions.

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Accessories

Thanks to our extensive range of accessories standard products can be tailored to individual solutions.

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Carbon neutral through offsetting

By offsetting the CO2 share, Utz plastic returnable packaging becomes climate-neutral. The offsetting flows directly into certified carbon offset projects of the myclimate foundation. The impact is directly measurable.

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Smart and reusable solutions

Whether it is load carrier management or your internal supply chain, Utz has a suitable solution in its delivery program.

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Sustainable by conviction

Our most important principle is the careful use of natural resources. Modern plastics technology enables creative and sustainable solutions. The plastics we utilize are 100 percent recyclable.

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Sustainable Growth

At Utz, we work economically, efficiently and profitably to invest from our own resources. In doing so, we attach importance to balanced, profitable growth with specific, environmentally friendly customer solutions at the forefront.

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Resource-saving production

Automated, digitally monitored and almost waste-free: At Utz, we produce in a climate-neutral manner and with optimal use of resources.

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Our commitment

The Utz companies are locally rooted and globally networked. Our work is oriented towards long-term goals and we live a culture of trust and mutual appreciation.

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Sustainability report

Transparent and honest - Immerse yourself in the world of Utz and join us on our journey towards a more sustainable future.

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CO2 Calculator

Our CO2 calculator transparently shows you the footprint of our products. Configure your selection now using the predefined article selection or ask us for alternatives.

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Who we are

We are leaders in the production of customized reusable plastic packaging solutions. 1350 employees at 8 locations on 3 continents have been creating and manufacturing custom, sustainable, reusable logistics packaging and technical parts made from plastic for over 70 years.

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Our mission

We are committed to crafting high-quality, reusable, returnable, and recyclable plastic packaging solutions that meet the diverse needs of our clients while minimizing environmental impact. 

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Our organization

Decentralized and agile structures allow us to react quickly to customer enquiries, and family-like bond of cooperation enables promotes a lively corporate culture.

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75 years of Utz

Growth by our own efforts, striving for the highest quality and maximum customer benefit, combined with the family ethos and a high sense of responsibility towards employees and society.

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News & press

The news & press area informs about the latest products, the Utz Group and other activities. In addition, you will find an overview of all trade fair participations of the Utz Group.

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Do you have questions?

Write to us or call us! Our qualified employees are always available to answer your questions.

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Become one of Utz

Are you interested in a job at Utz and would like to apply for one? Here you can find current vacancies and training opportunities. Send us your online application today or send us your unsolicited application - we look forward to hearing from you!

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Utz as an employer

The Utz Group is a family-owned business with a level hierarchical structure. Our employees enjoy working at Utz and this is shown by the great number that have now been with the company for many years. Employee appreciation and a culture of internal promotion are the central focus of our company, this in turn fosters a good working atmosphere which is fully evident at all our global locations.

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Training with Utz

For many years, the Utz Group has focused on training our team with a long term perspective. Today, 10 percent of the jobs are occupied by trainees and many careers at Utz began with specialist training from engineers, to sales to project management.

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75 years of Utz

75 years of experience

Family and values 

The Utz corporate values are still largely based on the ideas and principles of our founder, Georg Utz, and his wife Martha Utz. Growth by our own efforts, striving for the highest quality and maximum customer benefit, combined with the family ethos and a high sense of responsibility towards employees and society. As a family business, we remain permanently committed to these values to this day. 

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Circular economy

Sustainability was part of our founder’s original plan for the company and has since become part of our DNA. We act with foresight from the start and integrate the sustainable use of limited resources and recycling at the end of the product life cycle into our strategy. He recognized early on that he was on the right long-term trend with consistent focus on reusable products. It is therefore not surprising that the first Utz plastics recycling plant was put into operation in Bremgarten at the beginning of the 1970s and is maintained to this day.

Customer orientation

In the seventies, the development of customer-specific containers is added as a new business area, the cornerstone of our current core business. In general, the demand for large-volume plastic containers such as pallets or paloxes is growing. For this reason, the Mannesmann company manufactured exclusively for Utz what was then Europe's largest injection molding machine with a processing weight of up to 50 kg of plastic. At this time, Georg Utz AG ventures its first step into nearby foreign countries and founds the subsidiary in Schüttorf, Germany.

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International expansion

In the following decades, Georg Utz AG gradually evolves from a producer of standard products to a manufacturer and service provider for customized solutions. It is therefore a logical step for Utz to follow its customers to their locations in order to ensure joint development, production and quality control on site. Over the years, further subsidiaries were added.

Our history

1947

Switzerland

Founding of the company Georg Utz, toolmaking in Zurich Höngg

1948

Switzerland

Move to Zurich Altstetten to larger premises

1953

Switzerland

Relocation to Bremgarten with 16 employees. Series production of zig-zag devices for sewing machines.

1955

Switzerland

Company restructuring into Georg Utz AG

1957

Switzerland

Purchase of the “Honegger” silk weaving mill and the entire company premises (50,000 m²)

1958

Switzerland

First injection moulding machine with 40 gram shot weight

1965

Switzerland

Start of production with storage containers, start of the RAKO series

1971

Germany

Founding of the subsidiary Georg Utz GmbH in Schüttorf

1972

Switzerland

New company building and expansion of the machine park to 30 injection moulding machines

1973

Switzerland

Procurement of the then largest injection moulding machine manufactured in Europe with a clamping force of 3,000t and 52,000 g shot weight to produce plastic pallets and pallet boxes.
Purchase of the pallet mould for pallet 33 - 604
Construction of the new office building

1974

Switzerland

Construction of the first plastics recycling plant in Bremgarten

1983

Switzerland

Expansion of the logistics warehouse in Bremgarten

1985

Switzerland

Start of thermoforming production in Bremgarten

1987

Switzerland

First ISO certification

1988

Germany

Construction of two new silos
Construction of the administrative wing and production hall 2
Expansion of the external warehouse and tool shop

1990

Great Britain

Founding of the subsidiary George Utz Ltd. in Alfreton

1992

Switzerland

Construction of the recycling building in Bremgarten

1992

France

Founding of the subsidiary Georg Utz Sarl. in Bressolles

1995

Switzerland

Founding of Georg Utz Holding AG with head offices in Bremgarten

1996

Switzerland

Founding of the subsidiary POOLTEC AG, the service company for the management of returnable containers in Bremgarten

1997

Poland

Founding of the subsidiary Georg Utz Sp.z o.o. in Katy Wrocławskie

2000

Switzerland

New large parts production in Bremgarten

2003

USA

Founding of the subsidiary Georg Utz, Inc. in Columbus, Indiana

2005

China

Founding of the subsidiary Georg Utz Materials Handling (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. in Suzhou

2009

Russia

Founding of the Georg Utz Representative Office in Moscow

2009

USA

Completion of the new company building with production facilities at Georg Utz, Inc. in Edinburgh, Indiana

2012

Switzerland

New large-scale machine at Georg Utz AG in Bremgarten

2012

Germany

Completion of the new thermoforming hall at Georg Utz GmbH in Schüttorf

2013

Germany

Expansion of the administration at Georg Utz GmbH in Schüttorf

2013

Switzerland

New thermoforming hall at Georg Utz AG in Bremgarten

2014

Great Britain

Expansion of production and administration at George Utz Ltd. in Alfreton

2015

Great Britain

First large-scale machine at George Utz Ltd. in Alfreton

2015

Poland

Expansion of production and administration at Georg Utz Sp.z o.o. in Katy Wrocławskie

2015

China

Opening of own plant at Georg Utz Materials Handling (Suzhou) Co, Ltd. in Suzhou

2017

Switzerland

Opening of new building at Georg Utz AG in Bremgarten

2017

Mexico

Opening of own thermoforming production at Georg Utz de México S. de R.L. de C.V. in San Miguel de Allende 

2020

France

Move to the new plant of the Georg Utz Sarl in St. Vulbas

2021

Mexico

Opening of own plant at Georg Utz de México S. de R.L. de C.V. in San Miguel de Allende 

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