History

History

Established in 1933

The mid-sized family company in 4th generation CHR. BOCK & SOHN is the world’s leading manufacturer of packaging machines for margarine, butter, edible fats and comparable products since more than 80 years.

CHR. BOCK & SOHN was established on 5th of May in 1933 by Christian Bock and his son Alfred. In the years before Christian Bock worked in the dairy sector where he made a name for himself as an expert in the margarine industry and became a renowned personality.

When Christian Bock died in 1952, the second generation took over the company. His son Alfred Bock was now the sole owner of CHR. BOCK & SOHN and he, together with his wife Hedwig Bock continued to successfully manage and develop the company. In the course of the next few years CHR. BOCK & SOHN designed and built fully automated packaging machines which allowed the customers to significantly increase their capacities. The progress in building innovative packaging machines went hand in hand with the continuous development of CHR. BOCK & SOHN.

In 1957 Alfred Bock’s daughter, Ingrid Bock (later Drinkuth), also joined the family company.

In 1970 Alfred Bock died at the age of only 62. At this time, his son in law - Wolfgang Drinkuth - had already been working at CHR BOCK & SOHN for more than 10 years. In 1970 he, representing the third generation, took over the company management. With his experience and commitment, the continued existence of the family company was ensured.

During the forty years he had been working for the company, Wolfgang Drinkuth established CHR. BOCK & SOHN as the world’s leading manufacturer of packaging machines for margarine, butter, edible fats and other similar products. Wolfgang Drinkuth died shortly after retiring in 2003.

In July 2000 – with the handing over of the company to his descendants Susanne Drinkuth-Koch, Michael Drinkuth and Stephan Drinkuth – the fourth generation took over responsibility for the future development of CHR. BOCK & SOHN.


  1. 1933 - Founding

    1933

    Founding

    Founding of the company, production of vessel and moulding presses

  2. 1934 - Development of the FO0/FO3

    1934

    Development of the FO0/FO3

    Development of the FO0/FO3 moulding machine for 250g blocks of butter.

  3. 1949 - Development of the FOA

    1949

    Development of the FOA

    Development of the FOA block moulding and wrapping machine.

  4. 1952 - The second generation

    1952

    The second generation

    The second generation takes over the management

  5. 1953 - First trade show

    1953

    First trade show

    CHR. BOCK & SOHN’s first trade show stand at the Hamburg trade show

  6. 1958 - Cup filling and closing machine

    1958

    Cup filling and closing machine

    Development of the first cup filling and closing machine

  7. 1960 - Development of the FOB

    1960

    Development of the FOB

    Development of the FOB block moulding and wrapping machine

  8. 1962 - Relocation

    1962

    Relocation

    Relocation from Hamburg to Norderstedt

  9. 1970 - The third generation

    1970

    The third generation

    The third generation takes over the management

  10. 1975 - DKS 500

    1975

    DKS 500

     Development of the DKS 500 block moulding and wrapping machine

  11. 1977 - BPM 200

    1977

    BPM 200

    Development of the BPM 200 plate moulding and wrapping machine

  12. 1982 - CPB 25

    1982

    CPB 25

    Development of the CPB 25 semi-automatic case packer

  13. 1991 - BE roller moulder

    1991

    BE roller moulder

    Development of the BE roller moulder for marzipan and similar products

  14. 1992 - CIP-system

    1992

    CIP-system

    Development of the fully automatically CIP-system (cleaning in place)

  15. 1996 - SAB 150

    1996

    SAB 150

    Development of the SAB 150 semi-automatic block wrapping plant

  16. 1998 - BWA 35

    1998

    BWA 35

    Development of the BWA 35 fully automatic wrap-around case packer and transport systems

  17. 1999 - DKS 2000

    1999

    DKS 2000

    Development of the DKS 2000 block moulding and wrapping line

  18. 2000 - Fourth generation

    2000

    Fourth generation

    The fourth generation takes over the management

  19. 2002 - BPM 2000

    2002

    BPM 2000

    Development of the BPM 2000 plate moulding and wrapping line

  20. 2004 - 2D to 3D design and CAM/CIM

    2004

    2D to 3D design and CAM/CIM

    Changeover from 2D to 3D design as well as CAM/CIM connection to our manufacturing department

  21. 2005 - New assembly hall and office complex

    2005

    New assembly hall and office complex

    Completion of the new assembly hall and office complex

  22. 2008 - Celebration of 75th anniversary

    2008

    Celebration of 75th anniversary

    Celebration of 75th anniversary

  23. 2011 - SAB 150 (Version 4.0)

    2011

    SAB 150 (Version 4.0)

    4th generation of machine type SAB 150

  24. 2012 - BWA 25-V

    2012

    BWA 25-V

    Development of the "wrap-around" case packer BWA 25-V with particularly high flexibility at smallest footprint.

  25. 2013 - purchase of the neighboring ground

    2013

    purchase of the neighboring ground

    Industrial property enhancement to 15.000sq.m