From a small precision engineering workshop to a world-wide recognised specialist in the field of sticks and tube filling machine manufacturing. For more than 30 years Weckerle has been the global leader in Cosmetic Machine Manufacturing.
Weckerle GmbH was founded in 1965 by Peter Weckerle and has developed from a small precision engineering workshop to a worldwide operating company with a leading position in the field of filling machines.
With the invention of the world’s first fully automatic lipstick moulding machine Weckerle entered into the market of cosmetic processing and was soon well-known in this field, enjoying an excellent reputation with its’ customers. Weckerle first began to develop its world famous name for filling machines in the early 1970s. We were among the first pioneers in automatic lipstick filling machine manufacturing and soon become involved in overseas markets. By the 1980s Weckerle’s filling machines were in use throughout the world.
We are a well-established German producer of lip / slim stick and high-speed tube filling and packaging machines for the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industry.
During the years we also developed machines for filling make-up powder, nail polish, deodorant sticks, cosmetic pencils, chap sticks, glue sticks, tubes, etc. Our customers are spread all over the world and all our machines are designed to each customer’s specification. Customers can choose between standard machines and highly specialized machines constructed according to their respective demands.
With headquarters in Germany and offices in Brazil, the United States and Switzerland the company is recognized world-wide for its state-of-the-art, automatic, high-speed filling machines for lipsticks, lip balm sticks, eyeliner pencils, eye shadow pencils and also tube-filled products.
Since 1968, the most prestigious companies in the cosmetic industry, including L’Oreal, Christian Dior, Estée Lauder, Maybelline, Max Factor and Avon have entrusted Weckerle to deliver precision products and services at competitive prices.
We have always concentrated on research and development in response to demands for greater speed and reliability, always identifying new user requirements and adapting our machines accordingly.
We improved and expanded not only our product range, but also our service network, offering complete customer support.
Our machines comply fully with all the common safety regulations worldwide. At the start of the new millennium the climate of the filling machine industry was experiencing rapid change and competition fundamentally influenced the market. We responded by delivering a completely new machine generation, competitively priced with even further improved quality.
The result was the revolutionary Multimould concept launched in 2002. It provides not only a high technical standard with excellent design but also brings together every aspect of filling machine experience and design expertise, incorporating the latest in development and production technology in order to satisfy market demand for higher quality with lower costs.
We have always played a leading role in the development of filling machine design and manufacture. We have always met the needs of our customers and have responded with technical innovation and new product introductions to meet ever greater demands.
Today, Weckerle GmbH in Weiheim, Bavaria, Germany, produces a variety of filling and processing machines not only for the cosmetic but also for the pharmaceutical and food industries. 85% of all lipsticks produced worldwide are made on Weckerle machines by more than 350 of our lipstick machines.
We have a global workforce of approximately 240 people, 65 of them in the machines manufacturing plant in Weilheim, Bavaria.
Weckerle’s success and stature are the result of two factors that distinguish the company from others in the field of filling machine manufacturing for the cosmetic industry. First, Weckerle is the source of innovation for the entire field. Peter Weckerle, the company’s founder, invented Weckerle’s moulding machines, the most widely used in the industry.
Mr. Weckerle is also credited with introducing mechanical liner pencils to the cosmetic world. He personally oversees all the company’s technical development and the future design of its machinery. In the past few years his son Thomas Weckerle took over his day-to-day responsibilities and is now the company’s owner and CEO. Second, Weckerle is a vertically integrated company, controlling the entire process from production to delivery.
Weckerle sales professionals are precise with their details and flexible in delivering service because each one has an intimate knowledge of the company’s own machinery and processes.
In the future WECKERLE will continue to develop and optimise its filling systems to meet the changing needs of its customers.
Recent History and Company Highlights
Development and launch of new Weckerle Cartoning Machine
Development and launch of new Weckerle moulding table for lipstick filling machines with dockable chambers for quick and easy format change.
Development and launch of new Weckerle FAL060 flexible assembly line for lipstick filling and Hotfill machines. The main advantages of this FAL 060 are its flexibility, modularity and quick format change. It can be combined with labelling, cartoning and sleeving machines.
Development and launch of the new Weckerle Hotfill filling and assembly line. The Weckerle Hotfill filling line is designed for the utmost flexibility due to its modular machine concept (mechanical and electrical) and its quick colour change. A great variety of products can be produced with this Hotfill filling machine, such as mascara, lip gloss, lip and eyeliner and cream powder and even swirl products can be filled. A wide range of packaging material can be filled, such as pans, jars, tubes, boxes and deodorant sticks. Machine stand stills are minimized.