History & data

From 1968 - 1998

With the formation of Strotmann in 1968, Ms Marlies Strotmann lay the foundation for today's Stegemann Lohnverpackung & Logistischer Service e.K. Back then, everything started with the acquisition of packaging orders and the awarding of contracts to the former state hospitals in Münster and Lengerich.

Six years later the company managed to acquire the first key account — a globally-operating US group from the field of personal care products and hygiene — for the packaging of school kits. It was only one year later that Mr Gottfried Strotmann took over the company.

In 1986 the company's production and warehouse space at Hüttruper Straße at Greven comprised an area of 800 m² and 10 production workers. It was in this year that the first commercial clerk – Mr Reinhard Stegemann – joined the company.

Only a few months later, Strotmann won over another globally-operating US group — the first one from the field of pharmaceutical products — as their customer. At the same time, the company was granted the manufacturing licence pursuant to Section13 Pharmaceutical Products Act by the Münster regional government.

After its entry in the commercial register in 1988 the company continued its further expansion. In the years 1989 to 1993 two additional warehouses at Greven were rented and the production and storage area increased to 2,500 m². At this time, the company's workforce was already 50 employees.

In 1994 the three production plants were merged and centralized at the new site Up’n Nien Esch 14 at Greven with a production and storage area of 5,000 m².

Four years later Mr Gottfried Strotmann died.

1999 - today

In 1999 Mr Reinhard Stegemann bought the company and rebranded it. In the following years three additional warehouse buildings were rented at Greven and the total area including external warehouses increased to 7,500 m². During this time, the workforce expanded to 100.

In 2007 the three external warehouses of the individual company were centralized into a production building and warehouse with a size of 5,200 m² at Hansaring, Greven. So now the two sites, Up’n Nien Esch and Hansaring, provide a total space of 10,200 m² for approx. 120 employees. Two years later the fronts and windows of the production hall and the administration building at Up’n Nien Esch were completely renovated, including the fencing of the premises.

In 2010 the company obtained certification in compliance with EN ISO 13485 Medical Products and DIN EN ISO 9001 Quality Management. In the years 2013 and 2016 these certificates were successfully renewed.

In 2014 and 2017 the company received the ethics audit certification "SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit 4 Pillars Protocol", SMETA 4 Pillar.
In 2017 the warehouse space was expanded by a further 1,000 m² to 11,200 m². At present, the company's workforce is approx. 150 employees. One year later the successful conversion to DIN EN ISO 13485 took place: 2016 Medical Products and DIN EN ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management.

The introduction of the serialization of pharmaceuticals in 2019 was followed by first successful orders.

Machine equipment

To ensure that your project can be implemented in a professional and prompt fashion, we are equipped with a variety of technical options.

If we do not have the right machine for your project yet, we are always ready to invest in machines that are necessary for meeting your requirements. Just contact us!

Serialization machines (pharmaceutical sector)
Cellophane overwrapping machines (film overwrapping machines)
Horizontal and vertical tubular bag machines (flow-pack)
Hot air sleeve tunnel
Carton erectors
Package insert cutting machine
Paper folding devices
Printing machines for flat and upright folding boxes as well as bags, cans, and lots more.
Camera system for checking the presence and legibility of variable data and 2D data matrix codes.
Various types of bag welding apparatus
Various labelling machines
Banderoling machines
Packaging techniques
Carton sealing machines
Various sets of scales

Infrastructure

At our main office with the administration department and the production areas at Up'n Nien Esch 14, 48268 Greven, many different pharmaceutical products are processed and stored in our temperature-monitored production halls and storage spaces of 5,000 m².

At our site at Hansaring 138 at Greven we operate our advertising material warehouse and the shipping logistics. On a space of approx. 6,000 m² our qualified employees work on many displays, calendars, parcel shipments, promotional campaigns, package and pick advertising material, and ship the products from here. More than 3,000 pallet bays enable us to optimally store even relatively large quantities of goods.

Greven is provided with a large DHL distribution centre where, at peak times, more than 580,000 parcels are sorted and shipped. This often makes it possible for us to send our customers' packages on their way on the very same day.

The Greven site offers further benefits with its excellent infrastructure:

  • Situated to the North of Münster, in the centre of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Located very centrally — all German cities can be easily reached from here
  • Linked to the national rail network with its own railway station
  • Münster/Osnabrück Airport approx. 8 minutes away from the company location
  • Both sites can be reached easily either by car or by truck
  • The A1 motorway can be reached in approx. 5 minutes
  • Further motorways nearby are the A30 and A31

IT equipment

In addition to the established Office software programs we work with the "Microsoft Dynamics NAV" merchandise management software. This enables us to adapt the base module to existing requirements and make corresponding expansions, thus providing us with the possibility of offering you useful additional functions.

With us not only your products are in safe hands — the same goes for your data!

All servers are virtualized and are operated in a hyper-converged environment.

This makes it possible for us to obtain a maximum level of security, efficiency and availability.

Our sites are linked with each other via a dedicated fibre optic network and are constantly protected by firewalls. For more than 20 years, continuous monitoring and reliable partners have ensured efficient and trouble-free operation.

As we have provided for offsite data storage at a certified computer centre in Düsseldorf, you benefit from a maximum degree of data security, with access controls, an emergency generating unit, an extinguishing system, (ISO 14001:2015 · ISO 27001 · ISO 50001 · ISO 9001:2015 · OHSAS 18001 · PCI DSS · SOC 2 Type II).

Customer feedback

"Our congratulations on a successful audit result! Not a single case of non-conformance — that's absolutely impressive.
I hope you have celebrated this success in style."


(A group from the hygiene, cosmetics, medical sector with 130,000 employees worldwide)

"Thank you for the quick response and our compliments to your attentive employees.

So far, we've been very pleased with the quality of your work."


(A medium-sized manufacturer of medical products and cosmetics)

"Thank you very much for your support which has made it possible for us to stage our customer meeting in spite of all problems we had in the preparatory stage!"


(One of the largest healthcare companies worldwide and a producer of hygiene products with more than 100,000 employees)