Brückner Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG

50 Years Brückner - World Market Leadership Strengthened

Brückner is celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary in 2010. Over decades, not only was Brückner able to secure, but also to strengthen their position as world market leader for film stretching lines – within the entire BO market as well as in the BOPP segment. As to BOPET, Brückner has been able to gain a significant market share in recent years.

In the first half-year 2010, Brückner Maschinenbau received further increasing order volumes, by the end of the year it should be around 300 million Euro. With almost 50 % of all incoming orders, China still remains customer country number one, other orders came from USA, Peru, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, India and Korea. Whereas in 2009 mainly BOPP and BOPET lines were sold, the product range in 2010 was significantly differentiated.

For Brückner Maschinenbau, China has by far been the most important market for many years. Although a downturn is presently being observed for lines for standard packaging film in China, this shall, above all, be compensated by the demand for production lines for technical film (e.g. BOPET thick film)

The demand from other markets, such as India, Middle East, Eastern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) weakened slightly in the the past two years in view of the global economic crisis. At present, however, there is clear indication of revival of trade. In these regions,
the production of standard packaging film comes first and foremost, hence, the demand for larger lines with higher output, maximum efficiency and lowest energy consumption per produced film ton.

In Western Europe, USA, Japan, Taiwan and Korea, only a few large lines are being ordered to meet the slightly increased demand for standard film. There is a tendency that film manufacturers are more and more turning their attention to specialty films. Particulary smaller, flexible special lines for the production of first class and high price films are in demand.

In order to fulfil the diverse customer requirements, Brückner offers a wide range of lines. At K 2010 the company presents new line concepts for more efficiency and sustainability in plastics film production as well as for the manufacture of trend-setting specialty films