Crailsheim, Germany — Gerhard Schubert, the founder and shareholder of packaging machine manufacturer Gerhard Schubert GmbH, passed away on July 4, at the age of 84.
In 1966, Schubert founded Gerhard Schubert GmbH, an innovative international packaging machine manufacturing company. According to the company, his visionary ideas of a modular robot-assisted top-loading packaging machine continue to influence modern packaging technology around the world.
“He laid the foundation for the company in 1953 with an apprenticeship as a mechanic. He then spent several years gathering experience as a design engineer at the Strunck and Kugler companies before setting up his own engineering & design office in 1964,” the company said in a statement announcing his passing.
“With his pioneering spirit and entrepreneurial daring, Gerhard Schubert built the small company into an international group of companies over a period of decades and took the family business to the forefront of the world’s packaging manufacturers. He always remained down-to-earth and deeply connected to the region surrounding his hometown of Crailsheim,” the statement went on to say.
In addition to his two sons Ralf and Gerald Schubert, the next generation of grandchildren is now working in the company.
Schubert once described himself: “Yes, I am a visionary. A designer must have vision.”