About Interpak

We are a team of experienced experts in the field of packaging machines and palletizing systems. Our portfolio serves you with packaging solutions from a single machine up to a complete system. Our services take care of your machines and train your staff. We’re proud to have open projects in 10 countries. Fortune 500 refrences are available upon request.

Our Expertise

  • Packaging Technologies
  • Palletizing Systems
  • Pouch Machinery
  • Thermoforming
  • Automation
  • Machine Servicing

Our History

Interpak was created in 1992 after Mark Schmissrauter visited the Interpack Exhibition Show in Dusseldorf, Germany. Mark had a vision of diversifying the family’s printing and packaging business, which has been operating since 1924.

Shortly after the Interpack Exhibition, with little more than a handshake, a partnership was born between Interpak and Adolf Illig Maschinenbau GmbH, a blister packaging and thermoforming leader located in Heilbronn, Germany. Interpak began to sell Illig equipment for all of North America.

Interpak quickly realized, their customers expressed a need for automation and end packaging. With requests for automatic loading systems on Illig lines and automated case packing after the Illig lines, once again searched for the perfect partner.

The search was over in 1994, in the small town of Remshalden, Germany (outside Stuttgart). Paal Verpackungsmachinen a small yet talented company was being taken to the next level by the second generation of ownership lead by Claus Paal. Interpak believed Claus and his company would be able to fill Interpak’s need for automation and end of line packaging machinery.

Interpak continued its successful and prosperous relationship with Paal Verpackungsmachinen for 15 years, installing over 250 production lines until the sale of Paal to Bosch Packaging System in 2009. With the sale of Paal to Bosch, Interpak felt it was necessary to further diversify their product range providing not only thermofoming and case packing, but expanding to entire turnkey end of line packaging systems, including primary packaging, secondary packaging, and palletizing.

Around the same time in 2009, Interpak and HDG Verpackungsmaschinen (located in Lindlar, Germany) partnered to bring fast flexible pouch machines into the US market. The pouch market was primarily dominated by the Spanish linear type pouch machines, but the German horizontal pouch machine had great advantages over other technologies.

Today, the company is focused on customer service, continued growth in the turn-key project sector and expansion of sales throughout North America. Our customers, as always remain our number one priority.

Our Team

Mark Schmissrauter
Mark Schmissrauter

Managing Director

(423) 892-7404

Stewart Armstrong

Director of Engineering

Alex Goers

Director of Business

(423) 598 9088

Matt Schmissrauter

Parts and Service Manager

(423) 774 6976

Aaron Schmissrauter

Southeast Sales Manager

Claus Paal
Claus Paal

Dipl.-Ing. (TH) in Mechanical Engineering Managing Director

Max Bihler

Sales/Project Manager

Annette Kuhn

Organization and Finances

Uwe Mayer

Project Management, Service Programming, Training - Office West

Uwe Rommel

Sales Manager

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