A Family History


In 1898, the sheet metal company Schmalbach AG was founded in Brunswick. It became the most important supplier of the can industry. In 1967, it merged with the Lubeca-Werke GmbH, Lübeck, thus becoming the biggest European packaging company under the name of Schmalbach-Lubeca-Werke AG. In 1969, the American Continental Can Company was the majority stockholder. In 2002, it was taken over by the US-American Ball Corporation. Thus, since 2003, the long-established  company adopted the name Ball Packaging Europe.


Since 1901, the Lubeca brand, established world-wide, produces semi-automatic and fully automatic can seaming machines for round and nonround cans. Since the beginning of the 21st century, the well-known machines made from cast steel are no longer the only ones. According to hygiene guidelines, we now also produce can seaming machines fully made from stainless materials.

Traditional Competence and Service

From 1968 to 1991, Rolf Hantelmann was part of the service team of Schmalbach-Lubeca. In 1992, he founded the Rolf Hantelmann Verpackungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG to supply the European can and beverage industry. In 1998, the Clemens & Vogl Konservendosen Verschließmaschinen Company, founded in Brunswick in 1909, was taken over.

With the taking-over of the Lubeca Verschließmaschinen in 2001, the company became a centre of excellence of the Can Seaming Technology. In 2005, an annex was built at the production site Pillmannstraße 18 in Brunswick, now providing more than 2,400 m2 of office, production and storage space. In 2006, due to the succession regulation, the company was handed over to the present managing director and owner, Ulrich Hantelmann.


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Gebrauchtmaschinen | Stand 4-2014

Gebrauchtmaschinen Stand 4-2014