“IdeasXMunken” wins a Golden Pixel Award 2019!

18.11.2019 Polo AG and Arctic Paper win Golden Pixel Award for Munken X Ideas

IdeasXMunken wins the Golden Pixel Award 2019!


We are proud to announce that ‘IdeasXMunken’ by Arctic Paper AT in corporation with deroberhammer has won a Golden Pixel Award 2019! The award was presented during the Award Ceremony held at the Museum of Technology in Vienna on November 14th. Get your ideas down on Munken with ‘IdeasXMunken’, an extraordinary notepad made of eight beautiful grades of Munken papers, embedded in a laser engraved wood base.

Munken by Arctic Paper

Munken papers are produced by our valued partner Arctic Paper in Munkedal, Sweden. Munken Design papers are environmentally friendly, high-quality, uncoated fine papers, featuring four shades, from brilliant white to natural creamy, and two surfaces, smooth and rough. The Munken Book range includes Munken Premium and Munken Print, two exceptional book papers.

All Munken standard products are available as EU Ecolabel, FSC® FSC-C020637 and PEFC™ PEFC/05-33-99 certified

Golden Pixel Award

The Golden Pixel Award assesses new and innovative print projects all over Austria. The evaluation is based on the idea, quality and sustainability.
This year is the 19th time this award has taken place. There are sixteen categories to participate in. Clearly, it is a one of a kind award, since not only the finished product is being evaluated, but also the entire production process.

Thank you to deroberhammer for concept, realisation and production. Visit www.deroberhammer.com for more cool Projects!

(For more Information see our channels on Linkedin or Instagram!)

Pharmtech & Ingredients 2019

Pharmtech Bosch Polo AG 2019 - Moscow

The Pharmtech & Ingredients 2019 will take place on 19th – 22nd of November in Moscow, Russia. This international exhibition features equipment, raw materials and technologies for pharmaceutical production. Together with our partner Bosch Packaging Technology our team will be at booth B6021, Pavilion 2, Hall 8 available for you.

At this event, visitors of our principal’s booth (Bosch Packaging Technologies) are in for exciting talks, new and familiar faces, and some inspiring action at the booth!

Xelum R&D: first presented in Russia

Currently Bosch Packaging Technology is presenting the Xelum R&D for continuous Oral Solid Dosage production (OSD). The machine provides pharmaceutical manufacturers with the ability to blend several ingredients with granulation, drying and discharging within one machine. Therefore, customers can dose even the smallest amounts of APIs < 1%.

ALF 5000: one machine suits all demands

All sorts of container types (ampoules, vials etc..) are now combined on one platform: The AFL 5000. It achieves a maximum output of up to 600 containers per minute and can be used for different filling types and ensures an especially hygienic and gentle filling process. There can be up to twelve installed filling points. If you are interested in this machine, feel free to attend the talk featured by Bosch Product Manager Tobias Göttler at the Pharmtech Forum on the 20th of November 2019 at 14:30 pm.

Innovative Training Methods

At the AFL 5000, visitors can firsthand practice the changing of parts by using virtual reality (VR) software and Special VR glasses. Bosch provides several training sessions in order to support its effectiveness regarding equipment.

Whoever has been at Pharmtech the past few years, will see quite a few familiar faces! Visit Bosch and Polo at booth B6021 in Pavilion 2, Hall 8.

To get your free entry ticket, click on the following link (https://www.pharmtech-expo.ru/Home) to request your personal voucher code. With the code pha19eHLOO, you can order and print your eTicket.

Agroprodmash 2019

Agroprodmash Polo Packaging Machinery

From 7th to 11th October we had the opportunity, together with our principals, to take part in the Agroprodmash 2019 in Moscow.

Agroprodmash is an international event for equipment, machines and ingredients for the food and processing industry. For already two decades this exhibition demonstrates the best global achievements and contributes to the introduction of modern technologies of food and process engineering. Participants had the opportunity to navigate the current market trends. They could find the right solutions for their business and generate partnership and new sales leads.

Some figures to the Agroprodmash 2019:

  • 870 companies from 37 countries
  • more than 24 500 visitors on the area of 61700 square meters
  • equipment, ingredients and comprehensive technological solutions for all sectors of the food industry under one roof

For POLO Handels AG, Agroprodmash is an international platform to strengthen partnerships, generate new sales leads and showcase the latest developments of our principals. Together with our partners we identified the growth points for our business as well as for the food industry.

Several of our principals joined us on the fair and presented their individual, high-class packaging solutions:

  • Bauermeister – pesented mills and grinding technologies for different kinds of products
  • Bosch Schiedam – presented horizontal packaging machines and complete automatic lines for food and non-food applications
  • Bosch Viersen – presented processing equipment and complete production lines for confectionary like caramel, bars etc.
  • CPS – presented fully automatic case packing systems
  • HDG – presented its forming, filling and sealing systems for side sealed pouches
  • Houdijk – presented its product feeding and processing systems
  • Sapal – presented packaging equipment for chocolate, processed cheese, bouillon and chewing gum. During the exhibition there was an exclusive opportunity for our customers with Sapal equipment to have a one day free of charge inspection – read more about this on our Linkedin site.

POLO Handels AG would like to say thankful words to all the visitors and to the organizers and wish the Expocenter a lot of success and creativity for upcoming events!

FachPack 2019

Polo Fachpack Paper Sustainable Packaging Solutions

From 24-26th of September 2019, the FachPack, one of Europe’s biggest fairs for Packaging, took place. Our team had the pleasure to attend this event and got the latest insights on sustainable packaging and packaging trends. Below you can find an overview of our principals’ sustainable packaging solutions presented there: 

Polo Paper Principals:

Accuracy, reliability and the care-taking mentality are the characteristics of our partner Weig. With the integration of the business units recycling, cartonboard production and packaging, they take responsibility for humans, nature, products and processes. This year, Weig presented its latest developments for the recycling, cartonboard and packaging industry.

The specialty paper company presented itself for the first time at FachPack with sustainable packaging solutions and innovative ideas made of paper and board. Koehler’s vision: paper with barrier properties as an alternative to plastic. Koehler’s portfolio of packaging paper also includes 100% recycled paper and high-quality fine paper. 

Our partner HERMA is Europe’s leading manufacturer of self-adhesive labelling technology. Over 100 billion shipping labels per year: this value is being projected for 2020. What‘s left behind is useless liner – tons of it. The new HERMA InNo-Liner system makes the liner completely redundant, as presented at FachPack. 

Kotkamills Oy manages and develops its business operations with responsibility for the economy, the environment, the society and people. At FachPack, Kotkamills presented water-based dispersion coated barrier boards and plastic-free food service packaging solutions. 

Polo Machinery Principals:

Packaging machinery from our partner Bosch fulfill many different requirements. The company contributes long-standing expertise in secondary packaging and inspection as well as forming, filling and sealing of a wide variety of materials! At FachPack, they presented its portfolio in secondary packaging with new cartoning and case packing solutions. 

  • Pester: 

Our partner Pester Pac automation GmbH stands for innovation and the development of cutting-edge machine technology from film wrapping and case packing through to palletizing! 

HDG Pouch Packaging is your reliable partner and leading manufacturer for forming, filling and sealing systems for side sealed pouches. At FachPack, they performed a successful show demonstrating sustainable packaging and unique machine solutions. 

Multiheadweighers and special packaging solutions from Multiweigh GmbH are known worldwide for their innovation, quality “made in Germany”, their precision, speed, reliability, hygiene and cost efficiency! This year Multiweigh show special machines for weighing fragile products, salad and one weigher for mixing different products with specific requirements for surface and settings.

Case Erectors, Sealers and Packers from our principal Lantech handle a wide variety of case sizes and types. Additionally, Lantech has a complete selection of tray and lid machines as well as semi-automatic and automatic stretch wrappers! At this year’s FachPack , they presented trouble-free end of line packaging solutions. 


In case you have any questions regarding our prinicpals’ sustainable packaging solutions & innovations, do not hesitate to contact your local Polo Sales Teams!

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Polo Handels AG sells and services Bosch machinery in Russia

polo bosch webseitBosch Packaging Technology Russia taken over by Polo Russia Polo AG news 2019

As already announced last year, the Robert Bosch Group has decided to sell the business division Bosch Packaging Technology by the end of 2019.

In the beginning of this year it was commonly decided by the management of both companies to transfer the current Bosch Packaging Technology to Polo Russia by 1st of July 2019. This decision was based on the trustful and long cooperation between Bosch Packaging and Polo Handels AG.

The existing team of Bosch Packaging Russia will be integrated into the Russian Polo organization and will therefore guarantee a stable, unchanged contact to its business partners for new machinery sales as well as spare parts and services.

Also, in future the new substantially grown Polo Russia team, consisting of 32 process and packaging specialists, will provide high quality equipment for the pharmaceutical and food industry. In combination with innovative technologies and professional services for processing and packaging technologies throughout the entire machine life cycle, we are in line with customers’ needs and modern trends in the pharmaceutical and food industry.

Polo always strives to fulfil the individual requirements of the customers for flexible machinery for a variety of pack styles, sizes and products, solutions for personalized packaging, sustainable processes with less resource usage, scalability from R&D to high output and short delivery times for machines, format and spare parts.

With its local warehouse and the local service engineers, Polo underlines its strategic commitment to strengthen its market position in the CIS market and to provide an excellent local and customised service to its business partners.

New cooperation – Koehler Paper Group & Polo Handels AG

Koehler paper Logo Supplier Polo AG _ thermal papers, flexible packaging paper, carbonless paper, decor paper, specialty paper, coated and uncoated paper, recycled paper, packaging, embossing, design, digital printing, card playing board

The German family-owned Koehler Paper Group, world market leader for Thermal Paper, is announcing total investments of €500 million by 2020. The biggest part is dedicated to a new speciality paper machine for flexible packaging, which will start being operated by end of 2019.
Polo Handels AG was chosen as the competent partner to market those products in Central and Eastern Europe. Together with Polo, Koehler wants to work on the future business success of one side coated papers including barrier functions and sealability.

Focused end-use areas will be: chocolate/cereal bars, pudding and cereals, sugar sticks, ice cream cones, pouches for dry food e.g. rice, soups as well as pet food, yoghurt banderoles and lids and many others.

The Koehler Paper Group can look back on 210 years of company history. With a turnover of around €800 million it is now one of the few independent, family-owned German companies in the paper industry.
At the headquarters in Oberkirch and the plants in Kehl, Greiz, and Weisenbach, around 1,850 employees produce already over 500,000 tons of specialty paper and board each year for the global market using the very latest technology.

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Introducing COOKIEBOT™ System

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