History – The Foundation of Future Success

We are a cornerstone of the packaging industry. Our partners can see our many years of experience in the manufacture and handling of packaging that goes back even further than our founding in 1934. The name Züchner was used in connection with packaging all the way back in 1798.

In the last few years, the company has developed from a can producer into a wholesaler and distributor for food packaging and containers for the chemical/technical industry, and eventually into a fulfillment partner for packaging which is individually tailored to customers.

  • 1934 - Founding of D.Z. Blechwaren-Vertriebs GmbH in Leipzig
  • 1948 - Relocation of the company headquarters to Seesen/Harz
  • 1949 - Opening of the Dosen-Zentrale Warenvertriebsgesellschaft in Düsseldorf
  • 1952 - Dosen-Zentrale becomes a subsidiary of Kölner Blechwarenfabrik 1954 - Koblenzer Blechwarenfabrik joins the group of companies
  • 1954 - The Düsseldorf location becomes the headquarters of the company

 

 

The first Dosen-Zentrale business in Leipzig.
The first Dosen-Zentrale business in Leipzig.
Delivery of cans took place via the German Federal Railways; trans-shipment of cans took place in small delivery vans.
Delivery of cans took place via the German Federal Railways; trans-shipment of cans took place in small delivery vans.
  • 1992 - The company headquarters moves to Hilden (Niedenstrasse)
  • 1996 - Cooperation with regional disability workshops begins
  • 1999 - The warehouse areas expanded to approx. 3,400 m2
  • 2001 - Move to the present headquarters, Lise-Meitner-Str. 10 in Hilden, storage area of approx. 8,100 m2
  • 2002 - Dosen-Zentrale buys its first packaging machines
  • 2008 - Additional packaging equipment is added for glass, lid and labelling machines

 

 

The packaging machines made it possible to package 100,000 units per work shift (can-packers/glass-packers).
The packaging machines made it possible to package 100,000 units per work shift (can-packers/glass-packers).
  • 2009 - Erection of a 3,000 m2 external warehouse in Erkelenz
  • 2012 - Construction of an additional 6,500 m2 of hall space for storage and packaging assembly work
  • 2012 - Completion and commissioning of two new halls with a total of approx. 6,500 m2 of warehouse space
  • 2013 - Packaging assembly lines built and put into operation
  • 2013 - Commissioning of our “hygiene station” in a separate area with an airlock (mainly for plastic packaging such as plastic buckets which are packed in small quantities under hygienic conditions in accordance with the quality standards of Jokey Plastik)
  • 2014 - Establishment of our own digital print shop with modern printing, stamping and laser cutting technology
  • 2014 - Expansion of the graphics department (now 6 employees)
  • 2015 - Construction of a supplementary warehouse and office building at the company headquarters, also to be used as an exhibition and test market for canned products
  • 2015 - Registration and trademark protection for “Einkochwelt” and “fairpacken
  • 2016 - Einkochwelt items become commercially available
  • 2017 - Einkochwelt goes Europe: Assortment and Retail-concept is available in many european countries

 

 

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