Established in 1933
CHR. BOCK & SOHN was established on 5th of May in 1933 by Christian Bock and his son Alfred. In the years before Christian Bock worked in the dairy sector where he made a name for himself as an expert in the margarine industry and became a renowned personality.
When Christian Bock died in 1952, the second generation took over the company. His son Alfred Bock was now the sole owner of CHR. BOCK & SOHN and he, together with his wife Hedwig Bock continued to successfully manage and develop the company. In the course of the next few years CHR. BOCK & SOHN designed and built fully automated packaging machines which allowed the customers to significantly increase their capacities. The progress in building innovative packaging machines went hand in hand with the continuous development of CHR. BOCK & SOHN.
In 1957 Alfred Bock’s daughter, Ingrid Bock (later Drinkuth), also joined the family company.
In 1970 Alfred Bock died at the age of only 62. At this time, his son in law - Wolfgang Drinkuth - had already been working at CHR BOCK & SOHN for more than 10 years. In 1970 he, representing the third generation, took over the company management. With his experience and commitment, the continued existence of the family company was ensured.
During the forty years he had been working for the company, Wolfgang Drinkuth established CHR. BOCK & SOHN as the world’s leading manufacturer of packaging machines for margarine, butter, edible fats and other similar products. Wolfgang Drinkuth died shortly after retiring in 2003.
In July 2000 – with the handing over of the company to his descendants Susanne Drinkuth-Koch, Michael Drinkuth and Stephan Drinkuth – the fourth generation took over responsibility for the future development of CHR. BOCK & SOHN.
Founding of the company, production of vessel and moulding presses
Development of the FO0/FO3
Development of the FO0/FO3 moulding machine for 250g blocks of butter.
Development of the FOA
Development of the FOA block moulding and wrapping machine.
The second generation
The second generation takes over the management
First trade show
CHR. BOCK & SOHN’s first trade show stand at the Hamburg trade show
Cup filling and closing machine
Development of the first cup filling and closing machine
Development of the FOB
Development of the FOB block moulding and wrapping machine
Relocation from Hamburg to Norderstedt
The third generation
The third generation takes over the management
Development of the DKS 500 block moulding and wrapping machine
Development of the BPM 200 plate moulding and wrapping machine
Development of the CPB 25 semi-automatic case packer
BE roller moulder
Development of the BE roller moulder for marzipan and similar products
Development of the fully automatically CIP-system (cleaning in place)
Development of the SAB 150 semi-automatic block wrapping plant
Development of the BWA 35 fully automatic wrap-around case packer and transport systems
Development of the DKS 2000 block moulding and wrapping line
The fourth generation takes over the management
Development of the BPM 2000 plate moulding and wrapping line
2D to 3D design and CAM/CIM
Changeover from 2D to 3D design as well as CAM/CIM connection to our manufacturing department
New assembly hall and office complex
Completion of the new assembly hall and office complex
Celebration of 75th anniversary
Celebration of 75th anniversary
SAB 150 (Version 4.0)
4th generation of machine type SAB 150
Development of the "wrap-around" case packer BWA 25-V with particularly high flexibility at smallest footprint.
purchase of the neighboring ground
Industrial property enhancement to 15.000sq.m
85th anniversary of
CH. BOCK & SOHN