Gasti Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH, one of the oldest companies in Packaging Valley, being in business for more than 120 years and now part of the IMA Dairy & Food Group, is under new management. Berthold Burgmeier took on the role of managing director of the business on 1st April, 2021.

Berthold Burgmeier has an experience of many years of working in the packaging and dairy industry. After studying mechanical engineering, he worked for a number of years as a project manager in the R & D department at Krones AG. From 2007, he has held several management positions.

Most recently Burgmeier chaired the position of head of Central Technology in the service of the dairy company Gropper. Being in this role, he played an instrumental part in enabling growth through the most recent technologies and methodologies.

Thomas Becker, CEO and partner of the IMA Dairy & Food Group declared- “Having Mr Burgmeier join the team is a great advantage for Gasti. His many years of experience in this industry gives him a unique understanding from suppliers and customers perspective, which will enable us to continue to develop the Gasti brand and grow the business.”

Gasti is a pioneer in hygienic filling machines for the dairy and food industries. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has come up with a number of challenges for the industry, Burgmeier is looking forward with confidence; thinking of fresh ideas and creativities, he will build on Gasti’s long established history and continue to drive the delivery of efficacious filling and sealing machines to the market.

The brands of IMA DAIRY & FOOD are considered to be market leaders in diverse market segments. For example, GASTI is a specialist for filling and sealing machines, particularly the continuous motion machines, for pre-formed cups made of plastic, paper, aluminum and laminated materials, and offers systems that meet the top-notch requirements. Cup filling and sealing machines in various hygiene categories, product flexible dosing systems and format flexibility provide smart solutions for maximum productivity. GASTI has an experience of over 100 years in the design and construction of FS machines.

Irrespective of the types of products which are to be packaged in the dairy or food industries, the brands always supplied their customers with the most cost-efficient and, simultaneously, a highly innovative packaging machine solution for their production.


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