About Uhlmann

Over the past 70 years Uhlmann has advanced from being a machine manufacturer to become a leading global systems supplier for pharmaceutical packaging machines. As a partner of the pharmaceutical industry, Uhlmann offers its customers integral solutions comprising machines, components, software, and services – everything needed for the pharmaceutical packaging of products in blisters and bottles.


family-owned company



Group turnover 2017/18

411 million €

Export quota

over 80%

Group employees

> 2,200 worldwide

Uhlmann Group

16 companies, 13 thereof overseas

A family-owned company with tradition

In 1948, company founder Josef Uhlmann starts to produce precision molds for the production of suppositories. In doing so, he lays the foundation for development of the company in the field of pharmaceutical packaging.

His son Friedrich joins the company in 1963 and progressively forms a machine construction company of international repute out of his father’s trade workshop. After the death of her husband in 1994, Hedwig Uhlmann takes the helm as Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board. Under her management reliability and innovation continue to shape the company as it systematically builds on its global success. Tobias Uhlmann – son of Friedrich and Hedwig Uhlmann – becomes Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Uhlmann Group in 2007. 

He continues to manage the family-owned company in the third generation. His objective is to strengthen Uhlmann’s market leadership and ensure sustainable, long-term development.