Our History

1990

MD. Charl Nieder-Heitmann & Son Norman Nieder-Heitmann (2018)

MD. Charl Nieder-Heitmann & Son Norman Nieder-Heitmann (2018)

Charl Nieder-Heitmann had a vision to invent and manufacture end-of-line secondary packaging machinery.

Charl based his vision and goals on a 5 finger rule:

  1. Quality
  2. Excellent Customer Service
  3. Building long term supplier relationships
  4. Respect
  5. Happy Employees

1993

2 August 1993

2 August 1993

Company name was registered as Gossamer Structures (Pty) Ltd named after the Gossamer Albatross, the 1st human-powered aircraft to successfully cross the English Channel in 1979.

TZ-7 Telescopic Carton Sealer was the first machine manufactured and named after Terry Zondagh.

1994

1994 – 2003

1994 – 2003

CE-400 Carton Erector was designed and manufactured in 1994, following the TBG-600 top-and-bottom gluer in 1996. In 2000 our  DBF Range of Dry Bin Fillers today called our Gentle Giants and in 2003 our first Case Packer range today consisting of CC-101, CC-612 & CC-200 (Cans, Bottles, Jars etc).

2003

2004 – 2006

2004 – 2006

TE-A was our first tray erector, followed by the TE-700 range of tray erectors that was designed and manufactured in 2005 focusing on Plaform and Ledge style trays & expanding the range to Column corner, P84 and Defor style trays with the TE-700W2 range, following our Bag-in-Box range consisting today of BIB-150, BIB-150C, BIB-200SS, TE-R50,CEB-300 & CEB-300R8.

2007

2007 – 2011

2007 – 2011

SL-400 Side Loader range in production today at Bokomo Weetbix and Anchor Yeast. ST-700 shrink wrapper range was designed, keeping the focus on energy efficiency, today in production at Paarl Media.

2012

2012 – 2016

2012 – 2016

CEB-300 Carton Erecting from blank for the BIB lines, focus was on the wine industry, but today it’s for any liquid bag in box applications. PI-2040, sounds like a detective, but it’s main focus is inserting partitions between glass bottles.

2016

2016 – 2018

2016 – 2018

2016 was a very exciting time for Gossamer, being the first to install a Robotic Palletizing system in SA at Oorlogspoort. Gossamer developed in 2018 the fastest Dual Stage Tray Erector TE-800D for all tray styles running at 2400 cph constantly 24/7, selling the TE-800D worldwide.

2019

Gossamer Today

Gossamer Today

We are proud to say we have over 70 selections of stand-alone products within our range of integrated solutions. We specialize and fully understand tray erecting, carton erecting, case packing, pattern packing, Bag-in-Box applications, palletizing, meeting ROI, improving productivity and meeting customer needs.

THE LATEST SUCCESS STORIES

 Integration Solutions

 

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