Smart production solutions for added value creating plastic products in extrusion blow molding - Sustainable Innovations #madebyKautex!

Plastic and innovative solutions are our passion. At Kautex Maschinenbau we create smart production solutions for added value creating plastic products in extrusion blow molding. But we want even more. Our aim is to join our customers and partners in assuming a pioneering role in transition and the creation of added value.

There is no future without a past. Our family firm was founded in Germany in 1935.

As global market leader we employ around 500 colleagues worldwide. Our main production locations are in Germany and China. We employ more than 150 people in the fields of sales and service on all continents, so we are close to our customers wherever they are.

Kautex’s history of innovation started with the development of the world’s first extrusion molding machine for commercial use. Those early beginnings were down to an interest in different materials and a passion for technology. Eventually they grew into the most important global process for the manufacture of plastic containers such as bottles or jerry cans, and also canoes.

Today we have the advantage of know-how in many areas – we work in a way which is global, agile and adaptive. Over 100 colleagues are involved with innovations on a continuous basis. These include the further development of the digital twin of extrusion blow molding machines.

The greatest weight reductions, the processing of resource-efficient or recycling materials and the encouragement of re-use of plastics by means of recycling systems, all form part of our DNA. Kautex Maschinenbau thereby makes a major contribution to resource conservation on Planet Earth.

Reasons for Kautex



Worldwide experience with extrusion blow molding machines over the longest period

Application know-how

Application know-how

Bundled competence from all blow molding segments



The advantage of know-how for PCR processing and resource conservation

System Provider

System Provider

Prior to the melt, right up to post-processing; everything from one source

Worldwide Service

Worldwide Service

Service package and service network unique within the industry

Our Global Strategy Board (GSB)

Our GSB (from left to right): Robert Kubotsch – CIO, Geoffrey Chan – CEO Asia, Julia Keller – CFO & CHRO, Thomas Hartkämper – CEO & CSO, Paulo Gomes – CTO, Dhanny Mulyanto - COO.

To drive forward our path of sustainable growth, in-line with our vision, philosophy and mission statement, we have accelerated organizational changes as of January 1 2022 – the new Kautex Global Strategy Board.

All members of the diverse GSB bring valuable knowledge and experience for their specific responsibilities to make a measurable and positive contribution to the future path of Kautex.

Their resilience, focus and passion are in-line with our DNA and will strengthen us to become one global and diverse Kautex for the benefit of you – our valued customers and partners.


  • Resilienz
  • Focus
  • Passion

Our vision

BeOne global and diverse Kautex team, together with customers and partners, to create leading change and added value!


Our mission

Sustainable Innovation #madebykautex

Development of "smart" production solutions for added value creating plastic products – Sustainable Innovation!

Our philosophy

  • Final plastic product “focus”
  • BeOne as our culture and attitude
  • Leadership excellence
  • Process excellence
  • First time right” results

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A history characterized by innovative strength and services for our customers, makes Kautex the leading global partner in the field of extrusion blow molding technology today.


As mechanical and polymer engineers, it is essential that we ask ourselves how we can contribute to the sustainable handling of plastics. This sustainability is best achieved with a fully functioning recycling system.


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