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 reusable solutions from Utz

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

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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: At Utz, we produce in a climate-neutral manner and with optimal use of 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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The Utz Group celebrates its 75th anniversary


A milestone for our company


Innovation

«Where there is a goal and a purpose there is a way» Georg Utz, 1946. 

Our company founder Georg Utz always strived for high quality and had a flair for innovation. His good hand for promising niches made him a skilled entrepreneur. 

Innovation played an important role in the company's history from the very beginning. Thus, our products have been continuously developed and we always find the right tailor-made solution for our customers.

From standard products to customized solutions

In 1965, the RAKO container with its innovative and eponymous "frame construction" was launched. It is still a successful product today, which can be found in industry as well as in many households. Sometimes, customer-specific requirements for a product can already be solved by modifying standard containers such as the RAKO. Often, however, completely new ideas and solutions have to be found.

The future

The trends of the hour set the pace for our customers and thus also for us. Automation of logistics, digitalization and sustainability are the topics for which we are now innovating to meet the many upcoming challenges of the future. Learn more about such products and their very specific properties in this topic block.

In the spotlight

Our resource concept of the future

Even in the age of digitalization, in which we often move into an imaginary reality, we need many raw materials for daily life.

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Our resource concept of the future

Age of digitalization

Our working world has transformed more than ever in recent years: New Work is the keyword.

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Age of digitalization

Automation of logistics - and the "Goods to Person" principle

Production, provision, distribution. Goods will be moved automatically in the future.

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Automation of logistics - and the "Goods to Person" principle

Prizes and awards for our products

This is what winners look like!

In addition to the "pro-K Award GOLD 2017", the DOLLYFIX also wins the "German Design Award 2018".

The transport system DOLLYFIX consists of connectable dollies on which stack/nest container can be transported. Therefore the first dolly is combined with other dollies. Empty containers can be nested into each other. Filled containers are stacked on bail arms. Transport system DOLLYFIX is used for Homeshoppping. The ordered products are not only picked into the boxes they are used for delivery.

Packaging Award 2020 for Utz container system EUROWAVE

Our EUROWAVE container system was awarded the German Packaging Award 2020. The prize was awarded by an expert jury of the German Packaging Institute dvi in the category 'Logistics & Material Flow'.

The initial idea for the development of a new type of container came from the realization that plastic containers are often designed for higher requirements than are necessary in many applications. The task was therefore to design a small load carrier with an optimum ratio of weight savings and stability. The EUROWAVE impressively meets these requirements.

The ingenious column design in the corner areas of the container, which enables good load-bearing capacity in the stack while maintaining low sidewall thickness, should be emphasized. In addition, the container has a special wave-shaped frame construction in the upper container area, which provides further stability during handling. With four-sided recessed grips and the different sizes in the modular dimension, the container is designed for manual handling as well as for storage on the pallet. Euro measure and the wave-shaped struts make the name EUROWAVE self-explanatory.

The container concept also has a lid that seals the boxes individually. Regardless of the use of the lid, all container types can be stacked safely using suitable holding devices.

The entire Utz Group has set itself the goal of manufacturing our products as climate-neutral as possible. Therefore, the EUROWAVE is produced from certified, recycled regranulate UIC® (Utz Industrial Compound) and is thus a contribution to sustainability for both the producer and the user.

Freshly caught to the market

The F Performance wins the prestigious industry award "pro-K Award 2015". For the F Performance fish bin, the proven performance features of the E Performance meat bin have been adopted. But the container with external dimensions of 600 x 400 x 150 mm has closed side walls all around. An injection-molded tray is inserted into the container. The surface of the insert is provided with a pattern of holes. In the system application, crushed ice is spread on the insert, the fish is placed on top and covered with ice again. When the ice melts, the water can flow through the holes under the bulge of the insert without "watering down" the fish. To protect the contents, there is a slip lid that can be connected to the container via a lock. In this way, not only the fish can be transported safely and hygienically in the container - but also the ice or melt water will not leak.

Power at all levels

In 2013, our UMPD (Universal Powertrain Make Part Dunnage) won the German Packaging Award and the following year, 2014, the Product of the Year award. Up to three engine blocks, cylinder blocks or six crankshafts can be stored on the UMPD Powertrain and fixed in place by means of plug-in elements. Held by plastic supports, further workpiece carriers can be placed on this base level and loaded with components. Depending on the packing density, between 12 and 48 parts are packed on the universal plastic load carrier. This eliminates the need for a large number of individual packages, which of course has ecological as well as economic advantages.

Utz ABC

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All-rounder

Our customers' products are unique. The logistics and manufacturing processes are tailor-made for them in every company. With the correspondingly suitable reusable packaging from Utz, we create the prerequisite for maximum efficiency in all processes.

AutoStore

Since 2010, the Utz Group has been a certified production partner of AutoStore. Today, we produce all container solutions for AutoStore's fully automated Cube Storage System at our 8 locations worldwide, reaching all licensed system integrators.

Accessories

All Utz products, supplemented by accessories, can be adapted even more specifically to the application. This creates numerous individualization options.

Automobile

Utz offers efficient intralogistics in the automotive industry. Whether individual transport packaging or the industry standard, our customers find a suitable solution at Utz for almost all applications.

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Bremgarten

In the early 1950s, Georg Utz acquired the zigzag device for sewing machines, a patented article with sole manufacturing and sales rights. Thanks to increasing sales, he soon employed 16 people. Because the space in Zurich was no longer sufficient, he rented a building from the Honegger silk weaving mill in Bremgarten, Argovia. The sole proprietorship is converted into a joint stock company and thus becomes the first and oldest production facility of the Utz Group.

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Career

Interested in working at Utz? In our job portal you can find all open positions worldwide. Apply now and become one of Utz!

Collapsible boxes

The functional locking system of the Utz folding boxes enables automated handling of the boxes. In addition, an ergonomic one-hand locking system facilitates manual handling. Empty folding boxes have a volume saving up to 80 percent compared to the erected box.

Continous Training

Utz has many education and training resources staff can access. Many employees who started their career with us have completed the path from that of trainee to management. We will always support our colleagues during every step of their careers with us and we offer many numerous job development opportunities along the way. There is always room to grow with Utz.

Corporate culture

We promote a climate in which our employees can work independently, creatively, and effectively. In doing so, we build on decentralized structures combined with close networking. This guarantees a high degree of local responsibility and decision-making authority.

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DOLLYFIX

Flexible, combinable transport system for manual picking. A unit consisting of container, roller, and roller with a push handle. Ergonomic and easy to handle and flexible to set up according to the size of the orders and space optimized.

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EUROTEC

The EUROTEC is primarily suitable for automatic handling on all common storage and conveyor systems. It has a large number of starting points at which robots can grip or an automatic conveyor system can start up.

EUROWAVE

EUROWAVE is a new container system for your daily storage and transport tasks in business and leisure. Equipped with many good Utz features: Clever with easy handling and stable structure. Creative with a dynamic profile. Sustainably produced from UIC®. Suitable in 5 dimensions. Always suitable for any application, ideal for small items, tools, accessories, or even bulky items.

E Performance

A meat container for clean and hygienic transport. The industry attaches particular importance to the traceability of each container. Guaranteed production from food-grade plastic, backed up by a certified quality process during production, and identifiable by long-lasting inmold labels, are the hallmarks of the new standard.

Extrusion

Plastic sheets are produced by extrusion. These sheets can then be further processed into workpiece carriers by thermoforming.

Employee

Utz employees carry the Utz company. It is their ideas, their talents and their motivation that move the customer forward in the search for the perfect solution. Technology provides the necessary support but never replaces the "human factor".

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Folding boxes

When delivering to stores, empty containers often have to be taken back and stored. Since empty folding boxes can be reduced to up to 25% of their original size, a maximum of four times as many empty folding containers can be stored on the same footprint than would be possible with rigid containers. This also allows transport costs to be reduced accordingly.

F Performance

A practical solution in three parts. An injection-molded insert is inserted into the container. The surface of the insert is provided with a hole pattern. In the system application, crushed ice is spread on the insert, the fish is placed on it, and covered with ice again. When the ice melts, the water can flow through the holes under the curvature of the insert without "watering down" the fish. To protect the contents, there is a slip lid that can be connected to the container via a lock.

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GS1 SMART-Box

With the help of this new folding container family, handling costs can be minimized from production to the point of sale and disposable packaging can be saved. The container system is characterized by volume-optimized recirculation, automated loading handling, a container family reduced to just a few sizes, as well as digital recognition, transport closure and many other features. This enables customers to cut process costs by more than 40 percent while reducing the CO2 footprint by up to 80 percent.

Growth

We want to grow sustainably. We generate this growth through our own performance and finance it with our own resources. This independence enables us to act as partners in the market and build long-term customer relationships.

Global Training Options

Part of your own development as an employee within Utz will see the option to move beyond your own Utz location. You will be able to visit and spend time getting to know and understand the specific work and market needs of other Utz sites around the globe.

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H1 Pallet

The UPAL-H1 is closed all around and therefore easy to clean. It is frequently used in the food, hygiene, and cleanroom sectors.

Hazardous goods containers

In retail, fast, correct delivery to the point of sale (POS) is central. A flexible, modular system of smart packaging paired with matching transport rollers meets the returnable standard for efficient logistics from production to the store shelf.

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Individual solutions

At Utz, we can tailor containers, pallets, and trays precisely to our customers' processes. As a result, they benefit from increased throughput, reduced fuel costs, or less damage, for example. That's why it pays off when returnable packaging is individually manufactured to the specifics of our customers' product range and thus becomes an integral part of the logistics processes.

Innovation

Interdisciplinary cooperation results in technical innovations for customer-specific logistics. In doing so, we can rely on state-of-the-art production equipment and employees who are highly qualified and often even leaders in their special fields. The frequent exchange among each other and the continuous training contribute to the comprehensive know-how of the Utz Group.

In-mold labeling

In-mold labels are inserted into the injection mold and firmly attached to the container. The labels remain legible even after repeated washing. In-mold labels can extend the service life of containers by 100 percent.

Injection molding

During injection molding, the granulate is transported to a nozzle in front of which the injection mold is clamped in the machine. Two punches press the mold halves together and the viscous plastic is injected into the cavities of the mold. The mold halves move apart and the finished product is removed by a robot.

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Jubilee

The Utz Group turns 75. The road from 1947 to 2022 was long, sometimes arduous and marked by many milestones and quite a few successes. We look back proudly on the beginnings of the company and on much that we have achieved and experienced. We will use 2022 to sharpen our understanding of our strengths and create clarity about the way forward.

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KLT

The standardized VDA KLT container series are specially tailored to the logistics processes in the automotive industry. Utz has been involved in the development of the modular container families from the very beginning and, as a certified manufacturer, offers its customers the corresponding KLT containers and accessories in accordance with the official country-specific recommendations (including VDA, AIAG).

Know-How

Extensive technical know-how forms the common basis in the Utz Group. Close networking enables us to keep our knowledge in all companies up to date at all times. To this end, international Utz expert teams continuously develop internal process and product standards, thus ensuring uniform Utz quality worldwide.

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Lightweight

Weight plays a major role in logistics. Utz reusable containers are extremely robust and durable on the one hand and very light on the other. In transport logistics, they demonstrably help to improve utilization and avoid unnecessary transport routes.

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Nestable containers

Nestable containers are stacked either via the lid or via fold-out brackets. If the containers are nested, space savings of up to 75 percent are possible.

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Pallets

Pallets made of plastic have a constant tare. Pallets closed all around are easy to clean. If the pallets are equipped with metal reinforcement, they can also be used in high-bay warehouses. Plastic pallets are modular and poolable. At Utz, customers can choose from an extensive range.

Plastics recycling

As early as 1974, the first plastics recycling plant was put into operation in Bremgarten. Sustainability has a long tradition at Utz; our company founder already recognized that economy and ecology must be coordinated. In this context, the circular economy is at the center of our thoughts and actions.

Packaging solutions

We are specialists in the development, manufacture, and distribution of logistics and transport systems, that are made of plastic as well as technical parts for professional applications. Driven by high efficiency, functionality, and innovative strength, we continue to set new benchmarks and industry standards with our environmentally-friendly products and services.

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RAKO

The RAKO is a universal container made of plastic, applicable for all conceivable requirements. Despite many base variants, which also enable use on automatic conveyors, the RAKO is often selected when manual handling is required. This makes the RAKO a typical storage and transport container. RAKO stands for frame construction, a name that symbolically describes the load capacity of the plastic box.

RFID

By using RFID or other smart system components, you can digitalize your empties management and reduce work to a minimum. This saves costs and you have an overview of where your plastic returnable packaging is at any time at the push of a button. Would you like to marry the contents with the tag used? No problem, we have the right solution for that too. Just get in touch with us.

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Standard size

Stackable containers from Utz are characterized by robustness and modularity. Different formats can be easily combined and joined together to form units. As a result, they are ideally suited to the different logistics standards in the transport industry worldwide.

Schüttorf

In Schüttorf in Lower Saxony, we ventured into the international arena in 1971. In that year, the first subsidiary of Georg Utz AG was founded there. In the meantime, our German site is the largest in the world and, with its 570 employees, one of the largest employers in the region.

Sustainability

The Utz Group has a clear climate strategy. By 2030, we will produce exclusively with electricity from renewable energies and by 2035, we aim to achieve a recycled content of 80%. We want to be measured against this and will disclose our progress in the annual sustainability report.

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Tray

Particularly in the automated warehouses of large mail order companies, a large number of goods are delivered in very different packaging. In most cases, this packaging is not suitable for conveyor systems. Repackaging in suitable plastic containers is completely unthinkable for economic reasons, but also for time reasons. For this reason, the incoming packages are sorted onto trays suitable for automatic conveyors.

Thermoforming

Thermoforming is a process for forming thermoplastic materials. The load carriers produced in this process are usually referred to as workpiece carriers. Workpiece carriers hold the products stored in them in so-called nests with a precise fit.

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Utz Academy

The Utz Academy is a full online training program. You will find fully assessed learning modules in which all areas and aspects of the company are covered. Each module will be assigned in accordance to your own role.

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World-wide

1,250 employees at 8 locations on 3 continents - that's Utz.

Workpiece carriers

Workpiece carriers hold products with precision fit. There are stackable and turnable workpiece carriers, made of frame tools or as intermediate layers.

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Zig-zag device

In the early 1950s, Georg Utz acquired the zigzag apparatus for sewing machines, a patented article with sole manufacturing and sales rights. After initial difficulties, he perfected the product and attracted the interest of many foreign sewing machine manufacturers. Finally, Georg Utz was able to conclude his first major deal with the Singer Company of New York. Thanks to rising sales, he soon employed 16 people. Because the space in Zurich was no longer sufficient, he rented a building from the Honegger silk weaving mill in Bremgarten, Aargau.

Zurich Höngg

Where it all started. It was in Zurich Höngg where Georg Utz founded the "Georg Utz Werkzeug- und Apparatebau" in 1947. A year later already he moved the company to Zurich Altstetten and then again in 1953 to Bremgarten in the canton of Argovia, where the Swiss subsidiary and the Holding is still located today.

Fascination Innovation

Insights into the archive make it obvious how much the Utz product portfolio has expanded and adapted to today's market needs.

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