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History

Our company's history : From the beginning until today a great success!

Hinterkopf 1952

1952

Kurt G. Hinterkopf is manager of the Chlorodont company in Frankfurt and gains experience in their tube factory.
 
 

1954

It is here that he first has the idea of developing a ”robot”.
 
 

1962

The first ”robot” is finished. Later approx. 550 will be produced. The first production rooms are rented from the Geiger & Ruede company in Eislingen.
 
Hinterkopf 1967

1967

The Hinterkopf company moves into its own new building in January.
 

1970

Basic machine (H150) – further development of the MKB.
 
 

1977

A machine for tube coniforming is developed.
 
 

1981

Alexander Hinterkopf, son of the company founder Anna and Kurt G. enters into the company.
 
 

1984

The company founder, Kurt G. Hinterkopf, passes away.
 
 
Hinterkopf 1990

1990

Process visualisation is the out-standing new development as well as motorised ink ducts.

1993

The H200 is a milestone. It is a complete plant for producing aluminium cans. The digital drive control is introduced.
 
 

1995

Now lids can be exactly positioned.
 
 
Hinterkopf 1998

1998

Hinterkopf takes over the product section packaging machines from the Flums AG company in Switzerland.

2000

After 32 years of only mechanically timed machines, the C400 now offers continuous production for especially high production quantities.

2004

New development of the R080 screen printing machine with 3 inking units, for direct printing with rotary screens, allowing high ink-layer thicknesses.
Hinterkopf 2007

2007

Further development of the screen printing machine for 6-color prints at a higher production speed of 160 parts/min.

2009

New machine concept for can forming processes based on longer, variable work strokes and using 40 work stations. New forming techniques are possible, such as necking over the complete can wall length, positioned embossing and rolling of threads.
Hinterkopf 2011

2011

The trimming and brushing machine B240 successfully concludes the development of the 240-cycle-can-line series.
Hinterkopf 2013

2013

Presentation of the digital printing machine D240. World debut!
Hinterkopf 2015

2015

The first digital printing machine D240 went successfully at Ritter in Augsburg into operation.
D120

2016

Digital Printer D120
The family of digital printing machines started with the D120. The latest family member provides optimum print on demand at very reasonable cost.
N40.4 XL

2017

N40.4 XL – The Mega Former
The power pack processes cans with diameter up to 88mm and 1mm wall thickness.