Whether wood, plastic or chemicals – basic materials are currently in short supply across the globe. The raw materials market is depleted, and the few materials that are still available are far more expensive than usual.
In its current issue, the trade magazine Logistik Heute reports on the cooperation between Follmann Chemie GmbH and the technology start-up Packwise in the area of strategic supply chain management.
The Hightech Venture Days (HTVD) – platform for start-ups, investors and corporates, aims to promote start-ups and their innovations by providing them with access to capital.
For the past five years or so, our society and economy have been undergoing a massive transformation in terms of sustainability. The chemical industry is right in the middle of this, with the manufacturing sector being strongly associated with the topic of resource utilization and a high consumption of resources.
In the chemical industry, liquid and granulated products should ideally be stored and transported in IBC containers. These containers have many benefits: they’re versatile, practical, stable and reusable. Yet one capability is missing from these true logistics all-rounders: agility.
In its latest practical report, the online magazine Fokus GEFAHR/GUT reports on the Packwise Smart Cap, the technology behind it and why the Dresden-based start-up Packwise won the GEFAHR/GUT 2021 Innovation Award for its innovation.
Packwise has recently become a member of the Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL) – a network of experts and managers from industry, trade, services and science. The aim of the non-profit association is to communicate the importance of supply chain management and logistics – and to promote their application and development.
Joint innovation project with BASF and Hesse Lignal wins award Together with its partners BASF, the paint and stain manufacturer Hesse Lignal and the consultancy GOcon GmbH, Packwise is the winner of the German Innovation Award 2021. The award, which was established by the German Bundestag and sponsored by German industry, recognises cross-sector products that […]
We are proud to announce that Packwise is the winner of this year’s GEFAHR/GUT innovation award with its invention Packwise Smart Cap!
Simplicity is at the forefront of Packwise’s Packwise Smart Cap solution: retrofitting Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) with the IIoT solution should be just as simple as the communication between the Smart Cap’s sensors and the associated, specially developed software platform.
Installing our Packwise Smart Cap takes just three steps and is a breeze:
From 12 – 16 April, the Hannover Messe, the largest international industrial trade fair, was held completely digitally for the first time this year. Packwise was represented with a virtual stand as part of the futureSAX Start-up Corner and had many exciting conversations with potential business partners and interested customers.
Packwise has joined the great initiative of Leaders for Climate Action! We are very proud to support such an important and great call and to run our business carbon neutral.
Packwise expands international business and sets new standards for digital supply chain management in the process industry With its Industrial Internet of Things solution, Packwise enables companies in the chemical and food industry to quickly and easily digitize their supply chain and reduce their carbon footprint. Founded in 2017, the startup has now successfully closed […]
Dear Packwise Community, We wish you a happy and relaxing Easter holiday and would like to keep you up to date with the latest developments at Packwise in the following newsletter!
Thanks to the excellent collaboration with our partners, we are in the race for the German Innovation Award 2021 in the category End2End Supply Chain Project in the Chemical Industry.
And again Packwise is one team member richer!
Packwise is pleased to be at the digital networking event Unhide the Champions – Transport & Logistics on March 23-24, 2021, to showcase its product, the Packwise Smart Cap.
The Packwise team continues to grow! We welcome to the Packwise team: Leopold Meindl (Key Account Manager), Philipp Richter (Product Manager) and Oliver Freudrich (Fullstack Developer)!
„That’s some good news…“: The German weekly news magazine stern has good news in its „positive environment“ section and presents Packwise‘ invention the Packwise Smart Cap!
In the last quarter of 2020, the starting signal was given for the joint project Smart.CONSERVE. Together with the food producer Zentis, the University of RWTH Aachen and the University of Siegen, Packwise is developing a software and hardware solution specifically for use with steel IBCs in the food industry.
Packaging – bags, boxes, barrels, containers. Packaging is versatile. With its help, goods can be transported safely from A to B. It protects products from damage and contamination. It makes unshapely goods stackable and dangerous goods manageable. In some cases, it makes things transportable in the first place. Until now, that was it. Now a new era is […]
As part of the German government’s 2020 Digital Summit, the ARD Tagesschau published an article on Packwise’s innovative industrial application in the digital supply chain.
ARD-Tagesschau spontaneously stopped by the Packwise office in Dresden on Friday afternoon in preparation for the coverage of the Federal Government’s Digital Summit 2020 on Monday, 30.11.2020.
On November 25, the IQ Innovation Award 2021 was launched at a digital kick-off event.
The annual High Tech Venture Days (HTVD) are based on the idea that investments serve to build companies. The platform, which focuses on patent-based technologies for B2B applications, brings start-ups, investors and companies together with the aim of promoting „innovations made in Europe“ by giving start-ups access to capital.
Glassdollar, the „data engine“ for start ups and investors, has published a ranking of the fastest growing start ups in Germany. Packwise is one of them!
The „Authority Magazine“ is primarily dedicated to the exchange with interesting personalities from business, film, sports and technology and tells their stories through meaningful and motivating interviews.
At first glance, logistics is not complicated: something is transported from A to B. But if you take a closer look, you quickly realize that logistics processes are becoming more and more complex: production and order processing are becoming more comprehensive, but at the same time need to be handled faster and faster and at […]
With the founder initiative WECONOMY the knowledge factory – enterprise for Germany registered association in co-operation with UnternehmerTUM and the „Handelsblatt“ promotes innovative business ideas for more than ten years and supports start-ups with challenges of their everyday life.
Anyone who demands sustainability must also promote it. This is done with the Sustainability Award, which Neumarkter Lammsbräu has sponsored since 2002. It supports intelligent projects and ideas relating to sustainability.
Why new technologies make supply chains smarter Logistics processes today are becoming increasingly complex. Production and order processing are becoming more complex. Due to the increasing digitalization of society, companies in the industry are also facing new technological challenges. Not every company is up to these challenges. Körber, a provider of supply chain software and automation technologies, […]
A huge materials warehouse hovers in the sky, parcel drones fly in the air, autonomously moving delivery ships are on their way on the rivers, and kilometers of transport routes run underground – sounds crazy? But it could already be reality in 20 years. MHP Management- und IT-Beratung GmbH, a Porsche subsidiary, has now published […]
We can be green! A brief analysis on green logistics commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment shows: Packwise is on the right track!
In its issue 15-16/2018, the trade journal of the chemical industry CHEManager takes up the topic of reusing IBCs and drums in intelligent packaging cycles. The focus is on Packwise’s independent trading platform, which networks the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries with partners for recycling and logistics, thus creating a transparent market for all market […]
At the invitation of the Scientific Society for the Transport of Dangerous Goods (WGGT) and Dr. Monika Kaßmann, Felix Weger of Packwise GmbH will participate in the plant visit and discussion at Wacker Chemie AG Nünchritz on 13 February 2019. Topics will include the total transport volume, transport routes of the materials, quantity / volume […]
Packwise wird am 14. Mai 2019 eine Sitzung zum Thema „Aufbruch in die B2B-Nische – alles dreht sich um Chemie“ abhalten.
Together with Dr. Angelika Tietz of SMUL and Maximilian Deharde of Lausitzer Früchteverarbeitung GmbH, Packwise Managing Director Gesche Weger presented Packwise’s idea for creating intelligent industrial packaging circuits for IBCs on the podium in Radebeul on 21 August 2019.
Unhide the Champions is an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Economics and provides a platform for initiating cooperation between young technology companies from all over Europe and German SMEs.
On October 22nd, this year’s, now already 8th, meeting of the Industry Club Resource Efficiency at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety took place in Berlin.
In the special issue „Verpackung Spezial 2020“ the trade journal „Fokus Gefahrgut“ informs about novel innovations for the worldwide location and monitoring of large industrial containers, so-called Intermediate Bulk Containers (short: IBC).
Beginnings of the IBC In 1992 an employee of Dow Corning S.A. from Midland (Michigan) was looking for a new solution to store liquids and powders more efficiently. We are talking about Olivier J. L. D’Hollander, who was to set new standards with his idea, that of a modern plastic IBC. At that time, cylindrical […]
As an associate member, Packwise is now also one of more than 100 member companies of the Verband Chemiehandel e.V. (VCH).
Logistik Heute, the trade magazine covering procurement, production, distribution and disposal, provides an overview of the latest developments in the start-up world of the logistics industry.
We are pleased to introduce Philipp Rennert, in his position as Head of Sales, and Nils Brauer, as Key Account Manager.
Packwise wins the Cluster Award Information Technology of the IQ Innovation Award Central Germany!
Swedish high-tech company Acconeer supports German Start-up Packwise The interaction of two innovative solutions will open up new possibilities in container logistics in the future. The Dresden-based start-up Packwise and the Swedish technology company Acconeer are now working together. Acconeer, a spin-off from Lund University, developed a unique radar sensor. The sensor is now being […]
„Logistik heute“, the logistics magazine for decision-makers in industry, trade and services, presents in its current issue solutions that meet the requirements of a new generation of clever and efficient packaging.
Felix Weger, founder and product manager of Packwise GmbH, shows in the current issue of „CAV – Prozesstechnik für Chemieindustrie“, the trade journal for chemical technology, how the question of where your Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) is located can be answered more easily in the future with the help of the Packwise Smart Cap.
The Stifterverband is one of the most important sponsors of the foundation system in Germany. In one of its core areas, innovation, the Stifterverband annually collects data on research and development in the German economy on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). These data serve to evaluate and shape the national […]
In the special issue „Verpackung Spezial 2020“ the trade journal „Fokus Gefahrgut“ informs about novel innovations for the worldwide location and monitoring of large industrial containers, so-called Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC).
For the fourth time, the European Chemistry Partnering (ECP) invited companies from the chemical industry and its user sectors to business partnering talks on February 27, 2020.
In the current issue of CHEManager, the specialist magazine for managers in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, Pieter Steenbeek, Managing Director at Servophil, gives an insight into how he experienced the pilot project with Packwise, what benefits were generated by using the Packwise Smart Cap and what further potential and process optimisations he sees for […]
In its current issue, HCB Magazine, the international magazine for dangerous goods transport, reports on the mutual benefits of the cooperation between Packwise and Diehl Connectivity Solutions (DCS) and what conclusions Packwise has drawn from the current pilot phase.
Under the moderation of Marina Heimann, managing director of futureSAX, Gesche Weger exchanged ideas with other female founders during the panel discussion on the topic „The foundation of diversity is uniqueness – female founders in conversation“.
In its new series, the East German business portal WIRTSCHAFT + MARKT is currently presenting 50 East German start-ups whose innovative business models will ensure pioneering developments in the future of mobility, industry and logistics. Packwise GmbH is one of them!
On November 6, 2019, the European Solvents Industry Group (ESIG), a sector group of the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), which aims to recognize outstanding achievements and innovations in the use of solvents, invited guests to Brussels for the festive presentation of the ESIG Solvents Award.
In the context of the 4th Future Forum simul+ of the Saxon State Ministry for Environment and Agriculture (SMUL) on August 21, 2019, Saxony’s Minister of the Environment Thomas Schmidt received more than 250 guests from science, economy and administration. This included Packwise GmbH, which was given the opportunity to present its idea of smart […]
The aim of the new edition of the Solvents Award this year is to promote innovative and responsible best practice initiatives. Packwise was among the five finalists with its sustainable and future-oriented solution and was named the winner today.
With this multi-million investment, Packwise GmbH is preparing the Europe-wide market launch of Packwise Smart Cap at the beginning of 2020. Packwise is thus offering a practicable industrial solution in series production for smart container tracking and management of liquid goods between chemical and food companies.
Packwise GmbH is among the five finalists of the ESIG Solvents Award 2019, which is awarded by the European Solvents Industry Group (ESIG) and the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC).
In the radio programme „Tuesdays direct“ of MDR Radio Saxony with Sina Peschke, Felix Weger, co-founder of Packwise GmbH, joined the guests Rolf Buschmann from BUND, Roh Pin Lee from TU Freiberg and Berit Heller from the unpackaged store „Lose“ to discuss the topic of plastics from the industry’s perspective.
On April 24, 2019, Petra Köpping, Saxon Minister of State for Equality and Integration and Member of the Saxon State Parliament, presented the managing director and founder of Packwise Gesche Weger with a competition certificate of the Saxon Founders Award.
Packwise will hold a session on 14 May 2019 on „Starting Up in the B2B niche – it’s all about chemistry“.
Gesche Weger reports in StartupValley News how the idea for Packwise came about. Together with René Bernhardt and her husband Felix, she founded Packwise GmbH in 2017 with headquarters in Dresden.
Lars von Schweppenburg from the Packwise team sat on the Hot Seat of Chemie-Cluster Bayern Three questions to a person from our environment.
An exhibition project of the Chair of Industrial Design at the Technical University of Munich, in cooperation with the Hans Sauer Foundation and Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, will also present a video on Packwise’s business model in March 2019.
Packwise will be exhibiting at HANNOVER MESSE 2019 again this year, focusing on intelligent Packwise IBC Life Cycle Management. The two founders, Gesche Weger and René Bernhardt, will present the Packwise process management software and the Packwise Dashboard. NEW is Packwise IBC Tracking with the IIoT-Device Packwise IBC Smart Cap. Tuesday, 2 April 2019 /// […]
The strategy meeting of the chemical industry, the 20th Handelsblatt Annual Chemicals Conference 2019, will take place this year on April 9 and 10 in Düsseldorf. Packwise’s topics are exciting and appropriate: transformation and social responsibility, circular economy, Chemistry 4.0 and, as always, the industry event will focus on start-ups.
The new section Innovation Pitch! in the leading industry newspaper #CHEManager published by Wiley-VCH offers a unique opportunity for start-ups to present their business idea to the chemical industry. In the article „Chemical Logistics in Transition“ Packwise shows how industrial packaging Intermediate Bulk Container IBCs are organised as a service for companies in the process […]
Under the heading „Zentis raises the ecological and economic potential from the container management of its plastic IBCs“, the leading industry magazine of the food industry presented the Packwise IBC Life Cycle Management in a detailed article. www.lvt-web.de/topstories/logistik-und-foerdertechnik/zentis-hebt-das-oekologische-und-oekonomische-potenzial-aus-d
With a turnover of 2.7 billion euros and 5,600 employees, the food industry is the third largest industry in Saxony after mechanical engineering and microelectronics. Since 2013, the Dresden Chamber of Industry and Commerce has been supporting the companies in the Saxony Food Industry Network and organizing regular working meetings. On 12 February at 14:00 […]
On February 21, 2019 the #FoodSummit19 will take place, organized by the Crowdfoods – Food Entrepreneur & Startup Association (FESA), the 1st transnational association for start-ups in the food, agro & food/agroTech sector in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein (DACHLI). Felix Weger, co-founder of Packwise GmbH, will speak as keynote speaker on the following topic: […]
For the start of the New Year 2019 Packwise GmbH is a member of the Chemie-Cluster Bayern (here you can find the company profile). The Chemistry Cluster sees itself as a motor for chemical innovations, enabling Bavarian chemistry to maintain its leading role as Germany’s industrial efficiency driver.
The last issue of the year 6/2018 of Gefahrgut Profi from TÜV Media Verlag contains a technical article by Dr. Monika Kaßmann of WGGT Dresden with the title „Disposal networking – through sustainability and digitalization to an intelligent recycling economy“ (read here as PDF). The article explains the reuse of IBC transport containers in efficient […]
The Association of the Chemical Industry e.V. (VCI) published its study on the Chemistry 2018 Innovation Indicators in October 2018, conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). With its matching and automation platform for the efficient and sustainable organisation of industrial packaging, Packwise precisely matches the development and planning of digital applications in […]
On 6 December 2018, Lars von Schweppenburg from the Packwise team took part in the 18th Euroforum Annual Conference on Chemical and Industrial Parks in Frankfurt am Main to discuss the shaping of growth and the sustainability of chemical and industrial parks. He presented the closed loop approach for IBC industrial packaging under the topic […]
With the Call 2018, the Innovation Fund of the state capital Dresden supports six innovative projects and new technologies. With this funding, Packwise will apply its new development „Smart Cap“ and carry out pilot projects with well-known customers in the chemical and food industries. Packwise makes IBC transport containers smart (Industrial IoT) in order to […]
The leading industry portal of the chemical industry chemie.de lists Packwise GmbH with a company profile. Associations, such as the Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V., use the database to obtain usable information on companies in the chemical, life science and pharmaceutical industries.
Packwise contributed to the kick-off of the „Chemistry Goes Digital“ initiative at TU Berlin / Smart Data Forum on November 26, 2018. #chemgoesdigital is a collaboration of leading chemical companies, scientists and start-ups. It is organized by the German Association of German Start-ups (Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e.V.). The summary of the event can be seen […]
The idea behind Packwise is to use the new digital technologies to redefine the way IBC transport containers, as combination IBCs and stainless steel IBCs, are handled more efficiently and in a more resource-efficient way throughout the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries. Read Packwise’s member profile in the Industry Club Resource Efficiency of the VDI […]
Packwise serves customers in the entire DACH region with its multi-vendor container management service. With the publication in the trade journal for packaging and intralogistics „Pack & Log“ issue 09/2018, the efficient and cost-saving organisation of transport containers IBC (Intermediate Bulk Container) is presented to an even wider audience from the chemical, pharmaceutical and food […]
„gefährliche ladung“, the magazine for dangerous goods logistics from ecomed-Storck Verlag, shows in its current issue 11/18 the novelties of the packaging trade fair FachPack. In the section „Sustainable Impressions“ on page 4, readers are introduced to Packwise’s multi-vendor and intelligent IBC return system with complete container management service (read here).
The special 2018/19 edition „Digital Commerce – What’s in store for small and medium-sized businesses“ of „Der Handel“ (dfv Mediengruppe) and Berlin Valley (nkf.media) presented Packwise among the 50 start-ups in 2018/19 that are changing the retail industry. The intelligent packaging cycles create economic advantages through data-driven, automated delivery and collection processes and help to […]
The magazine „ihk.wirtschaft“ of the Dresden Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) published the Packwise success story „Industrial Packaging 4.0“ in the first part of its new series „Saxony Digitiser“ in issue 9-2018. In the article, Managing Director Gesche Weger explains the business model, the impact of digitalization on the industry and reports on Packwise’s […]
The Association of German Engineers (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.V.) and the VDI Center for Resource Efficiency published an article about Packwise in their September 2018 column „Good Practice Example“. The title is: „Through digitalization to efficient recycling management“. It describes how today used and emptied industrial packaging is still organized in a complicated, time-consuming and […]
In the current issue of FAZ.NET – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung „Trending Topics“, the magazine on the digital future, Packwise CEO Gesche Weger is introduced among the Inspirational Leaders on page 19 (you can read the article here). The magazine is included in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Quarterly and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, among others. You can […]
We would like to thank the organizers and the more than 250 participants from the industry for the great event. Gesche Weger took part in the interdisciplinary partnering discussions on innovations in chemical production on September 25, 2018 at Henkel’s headquarters in Düsseldorf. „The ECP Summer Summit is a great platform for exchange in the […]
We would like to thank all interested parties with whom we were able to hold valuable discussions at FachPack 2018 in Nuremberg. For us, it was an inspiring exchange on the digitalized recycling management 4.0 for industrial packaging.
An article on Packwise was published in the business section of the SZ Sächsische Zeitung newspaper on 20 September 2018. It is particularly important for Packwise to attract chemical, pharmaceutical and food companies in the region who want to deliver their transport packaging such as IBCs and drums at the best price and in a […]
FachPack in Nuremberg is the European trade fair for packaging, processes and technology. It will be held from September 25 to 27, 2018, under the motto „Tomorrow comes from doing“. Packwise will show in Hall 6, Stand 6-403, how intelligent packaging circuits of IBCs and drums can be implemented in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food […]
Packwise is the independent expert in intelligent packaging circuits for IBCs and drums in the process industry. Since April of this year, the team in Dresden has been complemented by the three founders (Gesche Weger in the management, Felix Weger in product development and René Bernhardt in IT development), Lars von Schweppenburg and Ina Behr.
Each year, Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) selects companies to participate in an organized business trip to the TechCrunch Disrupt 2018 in San Francisco, California. It is the leading conference on technology-driven disruptive developments, where companies present themselves to the public and international investors. This year’s TechCrunch Disrupt takes place from September 5-7.
The Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen (TGFS) invests mid-six-figure venture capital in Packwise, setting a clear signal for platform economy as well as resource-saving and efficient handling of industrial packaging in the recycling industry.
Packwise was able to present itself as an exhibitor at the futureSAX innovation conference, the annual highlight of the futureSAX year, on June 25, 2018 at the DDV stadium in Dresden to over 550 participants. Gesche Weger, Managing Director, and Felix Weger, Product Development, exchanged ideas with the players from Saxony’s start-up and innovation ecosystem. […]
On 12 June 2018 Packwise presented at ACHEMA 2018 – World Forum and Leading International Exhibition for the Process Industry in Frankfurt am Main. We were invited to participate in the public VCI lecture series Chemistry 4.0 – Digitalization & Circular Economy and spoke about the facets and possibilities of Chemistry 4.0. The topic of […]
Industry representatives from the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors were invited by the VCI, IG BCE and BAVC to the Humboldt Carré in Berlin-Mitte on June 14, 2018. The discussion event of Chemie³, the sustainability initiative of the German chemical industry, focused on the topic: Chemistry digital – management and work in the future. Packwise‘ contribution […]
Packwise presented itself on May 8, 2018 at the ChemCologne Cooperation Day with over 150 participants from the chemical industry, the Center for Entrepreneurship Düsseldorf (CEDUS) and the Düsseldorf Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK Düsseldorf) at the University House in Düsseldorf. Felix Weger, initiator and founder of Packwise, spoke about „Smart recycling management for industrial […]