The TREPKO Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of packaging solutions for the food industry. With 70 years of manufacturing experience we are placed at the forefront of the packaging industry and today we can proudly say we have loyal customers in more than 120 countries across the world.
Our strategy is to raise the quality of manufactured equipment and services by the use modern equipment and qualified staff. We try to be always next to our customers. We try to participate in their development by offering the newest solutions. We aim to stay ahead of our competitors and to be more attractive on the dairy market.
The high and stable position in the market confirms that our course of action is good. It has been confirmed by the fact that as a company we have achieved big international success in worldwide markets. We have positioned ourselves strongly and securely in all of Europe (including Russia), North and South America, the Middle East, Africa and Australia and TREPKO has grown to be a leader among manufacturers of packaging machines.
All machines meet the most stringent quality and hygiene requirements and their performance combined with flexibility offers individual and optimized solutions designed specifically for the customers’ needs. Machines are characterized by high efficiency and reliability as well as ease of use and long durability. We use the most modern technical and technological solutions and all components have the necessary certification. Detailed control of the various stages of the production gives the customer confidence that even the smallest parts are manufactured with extreme precision and are of the highest quality.
The company was founded by Mr. Poul Petersen, who started out the company working together with an old friend also with the name Petersen. Thereby the name became “TREPKO” meaning three P’s in company. After a few years, Mr. Petersen retired from the company leaving Mr. Poul Petersen as the sole owner.
The first factory was situated in the center of Copenhagen: Steen Winkelsvej 6, Frederiksberg. The factory with the phone number „LUNA 1056” consisted of a office containing 3 small rooms, and a workshop around the corner with 7 workers. The office housed for many years a part-time secretary, a part time engineer, as well as the founder and his son, who were both engineers.
The first types of filling machines were constructed for the filling of marmalade. Later machines were developed for the filling of mayonnaise based salads, including a closing system for the application of plastic lids to plastic cup.
The company moves out of its original premises and into a newly built tailor-made factory at Rugvanget in Taastrup (just outside Copenhagen).
A new filling machine for the filling of yoghurt into plastic cups was developed. In Denmark it was now allowed to add fruit to yoghurt and consequently the market for fruit yoghurt boomed, and Trepko supplied the required filling machines to the many local dairies in Denmark. The filling machines soon became known as sturdy and effective machines, which proved them ideal for export. During the following years export to overseas countries in the middle east and practically all over the world picked up
Prior to the Olympic Games in Moscow there was a great interest in the production of Cottage Cheese for the sportsmen and the visitors to the games. This came to be the start of a large order for fillers for Cottage Cheese – not only to dairies in Moscow but also in the large Russian towns along the Trans Siberian railway. The order forced the company to expand the factory to include a larger factory at Kuldyssen 15 in Taastrup.
Picture of the workshop full of machines under construction for the USSR.
Technically TREPKO had some interesting years. The machines were developed to handle many new products – for instance margarine and butter – products that required a system with continuous feeding of the product through a compensator.
As the Danish dairies were merging, capacity requirements rose, whereby the capacity of the machines was increased. The filling/closing machines were thereby now supplied with up to 8 parallel lanes. These machines were not only of interest to the large Danish dairies, but also increasingly interesting to the large international food companies around the world.
Mr. Henning Poul Holskov who has taken over the company after his father (the founder) retires at the age of 62, and sells the company to Mr. Hans Christian Hansen (the present owner).
Group picture from the entrance to TREPKO’s reception (approx. year 1990) . From left to right: Henning Holskov (the former manager and owner), Gudrun Petersen (Henning Holskovs mother), Alice Hansen (accountant assistant), Hanne Herager (Chief accountant), Karin Hartman (Secretary), Lisbeth Holskov (Sales secretary and wife of Henning Holskov).
The majority of shares in Unipak Sp.z.o.o. in Poland is bought.
Unipak Sp.z o.o. is the largest and technologically leading supplier of filling and closing machines in Central and East Europe. The name is changed to TREPKO Sp. z o.o..
The production of machined components is moved from the factory in Taastrup to the new company.
A new – more modern – logo is adopted.
A sales office is opened up in Egypt. The office serves the Middle East and North Africa.
Regal Ltd. the leading producer of filling/closing machines in the United Kingdom is acquired. The name is changed to TREPKO Ltd.
Meco Pak Ab Scandinavia’s leading supplier of end-packaging machines is acquired. The name is changed to TREPKO AB.
The decision to gather the production of in-line filling machines in TREPKO UK is undertaken
TREPKO opens a sales office in Milwaukee in USA. The office serves the Latin and North American markets.
TREPKO opens a new operating centre, TREPKO Inc., to provide a sales and service base for the North & South American markets.
Rusza działalność nowego biura firmy w niemieckim Sztutgardzie.
TREPKO opens a new sales office in Stuttgart in Germany.
TREPKO launched its series of 9100 Form, Fill Seal Machines. The series cater for high capacities, large portion packs and employ in-mold labeling. The technology was first unveiled at the 3rd TREPKO Conference and Exhibition.
Hugart of Poland was acquired and joined the TREPKO Group becoming Trepko’s new center for development of Ultra-Clean and Aseptic machines.
HUGART changed its name to TREPKO ASEPTIC Sp. z.o.o. and new logo was introduced.
TREPKO UK opened the 800 square metre factory extension located on the side of the existing assembly hall. It is utilised as a dedicated machining centre for parts manufacturing. TREPKO UK acquired a precision machined components producer, KDR Engineering. KDR Engineering was fully integrated with TREPKO UK. The new machining centre was equipped with 30 production machines.
The implementation of the third generation of 822 Brick Forming and Wrapping machines with an 8 drive system and new mechanical solutions to achieve a capacity of 260 bricks/min
TREPKO launched its Aseptic technology, unveiling it at Anuga Food Tech on a In-Line Cup Filling and Packing Machine.
FILMATIC joined the TREPKO GROUP. Hereby the TREPKO product portfolio was further strengthened by the inclusion of high-capacity Ultra Clean Bottle Filling lines. TREPKO established itself as the ONLY one-stop automation supplier for food manufacturers.
Brasholanda is the leading producer of the cup- filling and closing machines in South America. Brasholanda Joined the TREPKO Group which is known as TREPKO Brazil. Trepko Brazil employs 50 employees, and has proved capable of achieving an impressive increase in its turnover during the past 5 years. TREPKO Brazil has continued its product-lines but also started functioning as Trepko’s local manufacturing site. TREPKO Brazil provides easy access to after sales services to TREPKO existing customers in South Amercia.