About twenty years ago, Leuthold Mechanik AG invested in its ﬁrst extraction system with briquetting press. In the meantime, 40 machines for the production of aluminum containers are connected to four extraction and compaction systems. In the near future, capacities are to be further extended.
The roots of Leuthold Mechanik AG go back to the 1970s. At that time, Heinz Leuthold, a budding toolmaker, began manufacturing special parts for the machine industry. The company continues to develop and build tools today, now on an industrial scale: 210 people are currently employed at the modern production facility in Kobiboden in Einsiedeln. However, the activities of Leuthold Mechanik AG are no longer limited to toolmaking. Twenty years ago, the company began to use its punching and deep-drawing tools in innovative machines for the production of thin-walled aluminum containers for the food industry. Today, Leuthold Mechanik AG supplies complete system solutions to customers around the globe. The entry into packaging production marked the beginning of the cooperation with Hunkeler Systeme AG. On the eccentric presses, the aluminum grids that accumulate during the punching and deep-drawing process have to be removed from the production environment as quickly and easily as possible.