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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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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About us

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 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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Palette production in the early days.

From zigzag stitch


to high-quality plastic containers


From zigzag stitch to high-quality plastic containers

Unbelievable how many colourful stories can fit into a plastic container. Gustav Karli, the oldest employee of Georg Utz AG, also knows this. He cheerfully tells us what he likes to remember. The pleasant feeling that plastic keeps you young and fresh develops while you listen.

"So, let's get on with it." Gustav Karli is in his office in Bremgarten. It's Monday morning and still dark outside. On his desk are piles of enquiries with technical drawings and data sheets. Business is good and this fact still makes Gustav Karli proud.

Karli is not just Karli. He is also an Utzian. Through and through. He has been working for the company for almost 50 years. Half a century in the service of a unique company.

Before Karli even starts the computer, he picks up the top enquiry he worked on last week and thought about further during the weekend: They are looking for a clean and clever packaging solution for a high-quality technical component. It should be durable, practical and made of plastic. The heart of company founder Georg Utz would have picked up a beat at this task, thinks Karli. As it always did when he was allowed to seek and develop practical solutions. His thoughts wander back to a time when everything was a little more hands on. Not better or worse but just different and great.

Karli began his apprenticeship as a technical draughtsman in 1970. Back then, he had been personally hired by Georg Utz himself. A smile wreathes his face. And a little pride. The offices were equipped with drawing boards. There were as yet no computers with modern CAD software, nor were there pocket calculators. Everything had to calculated manually and preconceived. Rather "old school".

Karli likes to remember the patron: Georg Utz was a doer and a designer. A born inventor. He invented everything from basement shelters to rabbit hutches, letterboxes, chicken baskets and pallets. Almost everything made of plastic and intended for the storage and transport of objects and animals. Some of these items are still being produced today. The plastic container RAKO, for example, manufactured in 1965, hit like a bomb. A box-office hit to this day, it is available in almost every Swiss household. And who’s surprised? In a way, the frame construction embodies the Utz company and its founders: stable and straightforward.

His most famous and one of the most revolutionary inventions was the zigzag stitch for sewing machines. Thanks to his zigzag plate, even conventional sewing machines could perform a zigzag stitch without a laterally movable needle.

The environmentally friendly recycling of plastics was already an ongoing topic at Utz a few decades ago - that's why the "lid system" was invented. The idea behind it is clever and sustainable. The company bought plastic screw caps for beverage bottles from the market, cleaned them and used the ground plastic granulate to produce pallets in all shapes and sizes. These pallets are still produced in the same way today.

Gustav Karli also remembers setbacks, such as this story with craftsmen's tools lying around on construction sites. In the early seventies, Georg Utz developed and produced his own formwork element with tool container for the construction sector. He had the idea during a tour of the construction site in Bremgarten. He watched the men as they constantly searched for misplaced tools. This is absurd when efficient work is required and orders are linked to deadlines. A plastic tool box was needed to keep things fast and tidy. Unfortunately, the product did not sell. No great demand. Conclusion: The company was sitting stock that did not bring in a single franc. So what to do? Consideration was given to recycling the stock and recording the loss under "experience".

It was a lucky coincidence that a customer needed plastic containers for his electric motors. The corners and edging of the already produced containers were slightly modified and finally sold. This agility and flexibility still characterises Georg Utz AG today. For Gustav Karli, there is no such thing as impossible or unavailable.

The church tower strikes eight o'clock. It's slowly getting light outside. On Karli's desk the inquiry with some hand sketches about a new plastic pallet for the pharmaceutical industry. Tricky, complex, but he will most probably think of a solution here as well. Development never occurred alone but always in teams and the best ideas always come during meetings, if the experiences and the know-how of the colleagues come together like the pieces in a puzzle. This is something liked and appreciated by our customers, adds Karli.

It's good to wake up old spirits now and then. This motivates and keeps in mind what Georg Utz AG stands for: Partnership, Customer Orientation and Quality.

(Storytelling with businessmind.ch)

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