Schubert UK Limited

Globally recognised as one of the market leaders in top-loading packaging machines, combining modularity and flexibility as a model for success

Founded in 1966, Gerhard Schubert GmbH from Crailsheim in Germany produces its digital robot-based packaging machines with a focus on the interplay between simple mechanics, intelligent control technology and a high degree of modularity.

This approach quickly made Schubert globally recognised as one of the market leaders in top-loading packaging machines. With this philosophy and a distinct culture of innovation, the business has been breaking technological ground for over 50 years.

Since 2002, the Schubert Group has been successfully managing business in the UK market through its centrally headquartered subsidiary, Schubert UK Limited based in Birmingham. The city is centrally located and hosts the international airport and main arterial motorway networks. Schubert UK consists of a loyal and experienced team of 18 employees, with over 180 years of collective service between them. Long-term staff retention bears witness to the Schubert company philosophy. The team works with passion in the areas of sales, technical support and administration, ensuring the best possible service for customers throughout the UK and Ireland. Mark Stepney, who has over 35 years of experience in the packaging machinery industry, joined the company in 2009 as Operations Director and has been further growing the business as Managing Director since 2012.

Schubert serves the needs of varied market sectors such as Bakery, Confectionery, Dairy, Beverage, Pet Food and Healthcare. Schubert attracts its many customers throughout the UK and Ireland with its modular, futureproof TLM technology that continues to prove itself as an outstanding long-term investment. Flexibility, performance, efficiency and scalability are the cornerstones of any investment for Schubert customers in the UK.

Since 2019 Schubert has also been successfully promoting its attractively priced Lightline machine series, conceived to take on standardised packaging tasks, to the UK and Irish markets.

Aside from its’ own aspirations to provide state-of-the-art technology to its customers, Schubert UK considers sustainability and environmental protection to be central to the core focus of both itself and its’ customers. As a result, Schubert UK is committed to the program “Mission Blue”, which was launched by the parent company Schubert Germany in May 2022. Within this program Schubert describes how it will save resources and contribute to a liveable future. In detail, Mission Blue contains four fields of action. Two of which – sustainable business management and climate-neutral manufacturing – concentrate on the manufacturing locations of Schubert. The commitment of Schubert UK to a liveable future is reflected by, for example, the fact that their entire vehicle fleet is equipped with either electric or hybrid drive and all energy consumed at the UK Headquarters is only sourced from ‘Renewable Energy’ providers. The other fields of the Schubert “Mission Blue” initiative, eco-friendly machines and sustainable packaging solutions, are focused on assisting its customers to reach their sustainability goals through the processes of packaging.

Mark Stepney and his team truly believe that if companies are committed to interlocking their technological developments with their sustainability initiatives, then they can be robust in their future growth. This is why the Team at Schubert UK is confidently looking forward to continued collaborative successes with its’ customers.