The history of the VP Group
Well packaged for over 125 years
The VP Group is one of Europe's leading manufacturers of reliable and innovative packaging solutions for various applications. Founded in 1896, we are now successfully in our fourth generation as a family business.
Well packaged for 125 years! VP is celebrating its 125th birthday. We are able to look back over a turbulent but very successful history of our company and wish to thank all our customers, partners and staff who have contributed to our success over all these years.
VP Feuchtwangen receives the certification ISO 13485 for design, development, production and sales of medical packaging systems.
Separation of the medical packaging unit into two divisions: "stericlin®" addresses hospitals, medical practices and service providers, "Medical packaging" stands for individual packaging solutions in the medical device industry.
The stericlin® brand celebrates its 40th anniversary.
VP is accepted as a member in the association of "climate protection company. The climate and energy efficiency group of German Business e.V. "
Certification according to ISO 50001.
Foundation VP Packaging Ltd. in Kettering, United Kingdom.
Certification for FSC® (FSC-C014176) and according to ISO 14001.
Modernisation of the Feuchtwangen site.
Foundation VP Polska in Zagan, Poland.
The group is restructured by implementing the VP Holding and a business unit structure.
Foundation Indicator Systems B.V. in Venlo, Netherlands.
Certification according to ISO 9001.
The stericlin® brand is launched.
The foundation stone for a central production site is laid in Feuchtwangen, Germany.
10 years after the war, VP is rebuilt and employs 600 people again.
VP “invents” the carrier bag and applies for a utility model at the German Reich Patent Office under number 283 523.
Change of name to "United Papierwarenfabriken". VP is in turn the largest Bavarian operation in its sector.
VP is founded in Munich by Hubert Kurz and Carl Eger.