Brückner opens Thai base to cater to film stretching lines

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German machinery firm Brückner Group has set up a new platform company in Thailand to strengthens the presence of all its companies in the Asia-Pacific region in the long run. : Brückner Group Asia-Pacific Co. Ltd adds on to the other companies in the platform: Brückner Group China, Brückner Group India, Brückner Group USA and Brückner Slovakia.

The main focus of Asia-Pacific office at the moment is the support of installation and commissioning of film stretching lines as well as upgrades and on-site services. There is also a fully equipped centre for the reprocessing of clips and chains and a quality assurance system for high-precision components.

The company in Thailand has been in operation since 2022 and is ideally located in the geographical centre of the ASEAN region, in an industrial area in the Chonburi/Rayong region. A team of about 30 people is employed at the site, which is designed for further growth in the region to strengthen its position in the long term.

It adds that this will allow it to be close to the customer, knowing the local and regional conditions as well as the language, something which the firm noticed during the recent pandemic.

Brueckner Group Asia-Pacific ensures optimum support for the emerging region of Southeast Asia as a sales and service hub for the various film stretching technologies and services of Brückner Maschinenbau and Brückner Servtec.

Plastic film producers in the region benefit from the procedures and services, which are applied locally in accordance with the firm’s motto: "thinking global, acting local" for what it says is the fastest and best possible support in all areas.

The medium and long-term plan is to strengthen the presence of all Group companies in the Asia-Pacific region through the platform company. Brueckner Group Asia-Pacific’s Managing Director Walter Stroeder says: “Our goal is to establish our company as a reliable and innovative partner in all our core areas for all Brückner Maschinenbau and Brückner Servtec, Kiefel and PackSys Global customers in the ASEAN region.”

The Brückner Group is family-owned and, with a foreign share of turnover of around 90%, is a globally positioned company with numerous locations at home and abroad. The group includes:

  • Brückner Group GmbH: Strategic management holding and management company for all divisions of the Brückner Group

  • Brückner Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG: For production lines for stretched films for packaging material and technical applications

  • Brückner Servtec GmbH: Spare parts service, modernisation, performance increase, product range extension for existing film stretching lines

  • Kiefel GmbH: Series and special machines for processing plastics and natural fibres for the packaging, medical technology and refrigerator industries

  • PackSys Global AG: Special machinery for the packaging industry


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