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

In today’s 24/7 world consumers demand goods delivered fast and efficiently. The Utz range of picking and delivery containers are not only automation friendly and ergonomic but will minimize the use of disposable packaging through a well-organized reusable system.

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Automation Logistics

At the heart of automation logistics is the load carrier, the optimization of which will maximize the benefits of the automation system. This increases throughput and reduces overall operating costs. Globally the world’s leading system integrators rely on Utz solutions for their automated systems.

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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% 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

Utz has a long and established history developing solutions for many postal organizations. With dedicated industry, standard sizes working in fast letter sorting systems, with little manual intervention, todays mail distribution centers are highly efficient providing continuous on time deliveries.

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Reusable Containers – Environmentally Friendly

More and more fashion retailers are replacing the standard carboard packaging with Utz returnable containers. Not only replacing one trip packaging between distribution centers and stores, reducing fill and costs on empty returns, they also help reduce the carbon footprint.

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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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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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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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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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RAKO – easy to handle and sturdy

Our RAKO is a sturdy stacking container for industrial use. It is primarily used for manual handling and can accommodate high load capacity.

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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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Accessories

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

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The Utz principle

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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Our promise

We guarantee all customers the option of closed loop recycling of our reusable products. With a service life of over 20 years, Utz products make both ecological and economic sense through the life cycle.

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Resource-saving production

Automated, digitally monitored and almost waste-free: For Utz, efficient production means the optimized use of all-natural resources.

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Our commitment

The local Utz companies global network delivers an approach oriented towards our customers long-term goals. We are committed to CO2-neutral operations with a clear implemented climate strategy. The myclimate foundation accompanies us on this journey enhancing the position of Utz as a valued employer.

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Organization

Around the world, our local Utz companies and representatives are always close to our customers. With direct sales and the focus on customer specific B2B solutions, we can react with speed and efficiency to customer inquiries.

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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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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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Who we are

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% 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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The Company

Utz Group

This is us

1200 employees at 8 locations on 3 continents – this is Utz. We have been creating and manufacturing suitable, sustainable reusable logistics packaging and technical parts made from plastic for over 70 years. Together with our customers, we develop customized, customer-specific packaging solutions for automated and digitized logistics processes worldwide. Decades of experience, in-depth industry knowledge and direct proximity to our customers make us a global player.

7 reasons to choose Utz

7 reasons to choose Utz

Quality

Recognized as the quality leader for reusable plastic packaging in the industry

7 reasons to choose Utz

Worldwide

Globally oriented company – preferred partner for international companies – uniform standards

7 reasons to choose Utz

Innovative leadership

Innovation leader for customized solutions – locally available expertise and engineering capacities

7 reasons to choose Utz

Industry competence

Long-term, trusting partnerships with customers thanks to comprehensive industry expertise

7 reasons to choose Utz

Supporting culture

Supporting corporate culture with a focus on technical skills – continuity in employees and management teams

7 reasons to choose Utz

Sustainability

Outstanding ecological footprint of the products throughout their life cycle – geared towards recycling management

7 reasons to choose Utz

Strong

A robust company thanks to high equity capital – long-term support of family shareholders

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The Organization

In addition to our head-offices in Switzerland, local Utz companies and agencies around the world take care of the needs of our customers. Decentralized and agile structures allow us to react quickly to customer enquiries. The family-like bond of cooperation, based on shared values across all levels of the company, promotes a lively corporate culture that enables all employees to grow personally and professionally.

Customers

We have been working in partnership with a high number of our customers for many years. In doing so, we support many international, industry leaders.

Utz Country subsidiaries

The local Utz country subsidiaries operate independently, but in accordance with uniform Utz process standards. This enables them to offer customer-specific solutions across the globe in the shortest possible time, while simultaneously ensuring the uniform quality of our products and services.

The Utz network of expertise

The common ground within the Utz Group is extensive technical expertise. Close networking enables us to keep our know-how up to date in all companies. International Utz expert teams consistently develop the internal product and process standards and ensure uniform Utz quality on site.

The Utz Group Management

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) oversees Group Management and is the superior of all the managing directors of the group’s companies. He is responsible for adherence to the Utz values, the development of the group strategy, the operational management of the group, the overall financial result as well as the implementation of the strategic direction and measures decided by the Board of Directors. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) also ensures the long-term successful management and international development of the Utz Group.

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The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors comprises of representatives of the Utz family, shareholders and external members. This not only ensures the direct and full support of the Board of Directors and Group Management by the shareholders but also that the external members of the Board of Directors contribute their many years of experience and broad expertise from outside.

In particular, the Board of Directors is responsible for the overall management and supervision of the Utz Group, the definition of strategy, organization, finance and accounting, the appointment of the CEO, Group Management and managing directors, financial and investment policy and personnel policy.

The Board of Directors has delegated the management of the Group to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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Shareholders and the Utz family

The Utz Group is supported by the Utz family as the main shareholder, together with Fabrel AG and a number of other affiliated shareholders, all of whom have a long-term commitment to, are closely affiliated with, and are interested in the sustainable success of the company.
The family-like form of cooperation, based on shared values across all levels of the company, promotes a lively corporate culture that enables all employees to grow personally and professionally.
The professional organization of the shareholder base with lean processes and clearly defined responsibilities ensures smooth and effective communication between shareholders, the Board of Directors and Group Management. This enables quick strategic and operational decisions.

Customers

Customers

We have been working in partnership with a high number of our customers for many years. In doing so, we support many international, industry leaders.

Utz Country subsidiaries

Utz Country subsidiaries

The local Utz country subsidiaries operate independently, but in accordance with uniform Utz process standards. This enables them to offer customer-specific solutions across the globe in the shortest possible time, while simultaneously ensuring the uniform quality of our products and services.

The Utz network of expertise

The Utz network of expertise

The common ground within the Utz Group is extensive technical expertise. Close networking enables us to keep our know-how up to date in all companies. International Utz expert teams consistently develop the internal product and process standards and ensure uniform Utz quality on site.

The Utz Group Management

The Utz Group Management

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) oversees Group Management and is the superior of all the managing directors of the group’s companies. He is responsible for adherence to the Utz values, the development of the group strategy, the operational management of the group, the overall financial result as well as the implementation of the strategic direction and measures decided by the Board of Directors. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) also ensures the long-term successful management and international development of the Utz Group.

Get to know us.

 

The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors comprises of representatives of the Utz family, shareholders and external members. This not only ensures the direct and full support of the Board of Directors and Group Management by the shareholders but also that the external members of the Board of Directors contribute their many years of experience and broad expertise from outside.

In particular, the Board of Directors is responsible for the overall management and supervision of the Utz Group, the definition of strategy, organization, finance and accounting, the appointment of the CEO, Group Management and managing directors, financial and investment policy and personnel policy.

The Board of Directors has delegated the management of the Group to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Get to know us.

Shareholders and the Utz family

Shareholders and the Utz family

The Utz Group is supported by the Utz family as the main shareholder, together with Fabrel AG and a number of other affiliated shareholders, all of whom have a long-term commitment to, are closely affiliated with, and are interested in the sustainable success of the company.
The family-like form of cooperation, based on shared values across all levels of the company, promotes a lively corporate culture that enables all employees to grow personally and professionally.
The professional organization of the shareholder base with lean processes and clearly defined responsibilities ensures smooth and effective communication between shareholders, the Board of Directors and Group Management. This enables quick strategic and operational decisions.

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 t 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 plant 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

Our mission

We are specialists in the development, manufacture and sales of reusable plastic packaging solutions as well as parts for professional applications. We are driven by high efficiency, functionality and innovation. We continuously set benchmarks and industrial standards with our environmentally friendly products and services.

300

million swiss francs consolidated sales

1200

employees

Our vision

Added value for the customer

We develop innovative solutions jointly with our customers in order to achieve maximum benefit and added value. We are market leaders and commend ourselves in the market by means of own references and local presence.

Competitiveness

We strive for continuous development and improvement, which promotes our competitiveness. Qualified employees, customer proximity, innovation, manufacturing efficiency and high demands on quality are the essence of our success.

Inspiring corporate culture

We promote a climate in which our employees can operate responsibly, creatively and efficiently.
We rely on decentralised structures combined with close networking. This guarantees a high degree of responsibility and decision-making competency.

Sustainable growth and independence

We want to grow in a sustainable way. We achieve growth through our performance and finance it with our own means. This independence allows us to act as partners in the market and to establish long-term customer relationships.

International alignment

It is our aim to develop our leading position in Europe on a global scale together with our customers. We selectively open up new markets in order to optimally meet market requirements. We dismiss unethical and illegal business practices.

Environmentally friendly products

We produce environmentally friendly products with a long service life. During production, we pay close attention to energy-optimised production and comply with environmental standards. We guarantee take-back and recycling of our own products. At the same time we promote the use of recycled material.

Added value for the customer

Added value for the customer

We develop innovative solutions jointly with our customers in order to achieve maximum benefit and added value. We are market leaders and commend ourselves in the market by means of own references and local presence.

Competitiveness

Competitiveness

We strive for continuous development and improvement, which promotes our competitiveness. Qualified employees, customer proximity, innovation, manufacturing efficiency and high demands on quality are the essence of our success.

Inspiring corporate culture

Inspiring corporate culture

We promote a climate in which our employees can operate responsibly, creatively and efficiently.
We rely on decentralised structures combined with close networking. This guarantees a high degree of responsibility and decision-making competency.

Sustainable growth and independence

Sustainable growth and independence

We want to grow in a sustainable way. We achieve growth through our performance and finance it with our own means. This independence allows us to act as partners in the market and to establish long-term customer relationships.

International alignment

International alignment

It is our aim to develop our leading position in Europe on a global scale together with our customers. We selectively open up new markets in order to optimally meet market requirements. We dismiss unethical and illegal business practices.

Environmentally friendly products

Environmentally friendly products

We produce environmentally friendly products with a long service life. During production, we pay close attention to energy-optimised production and comply with environmental standards. We guarantee take-back and recycling of our own products. At the same time we promote the use of recycled material.

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