In modern Russian language the word "tin" has many meanings. Recently, the word is used as the simplest expression of the emotions of astonishment: real hard!. Besides consonance with such words as "tough", "fiercely", this word has subconscious interpretation as something solid, permanent, and not exposed to changes.
It is due to the tin or in other words, metal package. What is packaged in a tin or metal can be both of very small volume, as a can of shoe polish, and of rather a big volume - a 200 liter barrel. Among this variety of cans are aerosol cans and buckets for paint. We meet metal packages everywhere in our lives. Sometimes we just pay no attention to what material, in fact, it is made of.
The first thing the mankind learned to pack into tin containers was food. Even during the time of Napoleon military leaders faced the necessity to keep food during long-lasting campaigns. It was the time of the first mass production of cans. In the early twentieth century production facilities already corresponded to the industrial scale. The first machines appeared to enable automatic production of tins.
For a long time in the former Soviet states Anton Ohlert represents Western European firms supplying equipment for manufacture of different package types. For several decades, a major focus is supply of production lines for metal packages earlier to the USSR, and now to the CIS countries and the Baltic States.
Until late 80-s of the twentieth century Anton Ohlert supplied lines composed of equipment from different suppliers, in most cases, working independently.
Thus, Anton Ohlert supplied the lines for lacquering or printing to the USSR, supplemented individually with lacquering or printing machines, manufactured by Mayländer (Germany), and drying ovens manufactured by another German company LTG. When these two sub-suppliers merged into one company, Anton Ohlert engineering became useless, as the end customer received a line from one source - LTG-Mayländer. In 2006, this company joined KBA Concern, ranking second in the global production of printing equipment for paper and cardboard. Today, the company is called KBA-MetalPrint, but is still located in Stuttgart - Wernerschtrasse 119-129.
When the Soviet canning or packing plant needed a production line for tin cans, Anton Ohlert purchased separate machines from the best European manufacturers, such as Soudronic, Oxame, Karges-Hammer, Krupp, Chepak, etc., and supplied complete turnkey line to such a box factory or cannery. Since the mid 90-s, Swiss company Soudronic (founded in 1953), an inventor of the welded can, began to acquire different manufacturers of the equipment adjacent to the welding machine. Thus, today the Soudronic Group includes, apart from the Swiss Soudronic, two Italian scissors and transportation systems manufactures - Oxame and Chepak, the French manufacturer of machines for technical packages production - Sabatier and Kantek from Germany with its very long history in the Krupp companies "family".
At the moment Soudronic Group supplies complete turnkey lines for production of welded and drawn cans, lids for cans, crimp caps (twist-off type), preforms for LVK (easy-open), peel-off caps (peel-off or easy-peel), aerosol cans, domes and face glasses, cans and buckets for technical products, and 200-liter barrels.
Today Sudronik Group and KBA-MetalPrint supply their turnkey lines to the CIS countries and the Baltic States. We start with a simple idea or our customer's business plan and finish with a full-featured production installed and put into operation at the customer's company, with trained personnel and established supply of raw materials required for the equipment operation.
Our best-known projects implemented over the last decade include, for example, supply of new lacquering and printing lines and new tin containers production lines to the following companies: Kaliningrad Package Factory, Metupak, Global Investment, Zhestupak, Argo, ArtMetalPak, Vikons, Bankon, Slavyansky Canning Enterprise, Ostrovnoy, Russkiye Kraski, Lakokraska, Euro-tara, Zhukovsky Machine-Building Plant, BZMI, Wellchem, Polymerkomlex, Aerosolnaya Banka, BelIneko, Sibiar, Kamyshinsky Glass Container Plant, Metaplast, TOKK, Krona, Komplekt, AST-Etalon, Pechatnyie Tehnologii, Metaprint, Konserv-trade.
Success of Anton Ohlert representing Soudronic Group and KBA-MetalPrint is, of course, related first to the highest quality of equipment production and its installation at the customer's site. However, after the supply of equipment, its maintenance begins which is for a certain period accounted for the warranty period provided by the equipment manufacturer as part of the contract which lasts with proper approach to maintenance for two or three or four decades. During this period, Anton Ohlert provides support in ordering of spare parts from the manufacturer and in shipping and customs clearance of parts by the customers' orders.
In addition, Soudronic has trained authorized Russian technicians who are ready to visit the customer at the first call to provide technical assistance. Where possible, the Russian technicians provide telephone consultations or give advice via email.