Karl Fritsch founded his company in 1949 in the cellar of his house in Gersthofen. The first products were aviaries made of injected plastic parts, which were assembled individually by hand by the whole family. Later, Karl Fritsch started expanding into the packaging industry. In 1969, he bought thermoforming machines and relocated his new company into the Gailenbacher Mühle in Gersthofen. Products based on thermoplastic deformation were then manufactured in the new plant.
In the following decade, the company acquired more and more customers and orders, grew in size, and successfully established itself on the market. In 1979, Karl Fritsch acquired Kopp Kartonagen in Augsburg. Since the production of the two companies was to be merged, the Gailenbacher Mühle site was no longer sufficient and the new company was moved to the Riedinger Park in Augsburg in 1980. The success story of Fritsch Verpackungen continued at the new location and in 1987 the company expanded its product range with the production of rolled corrugated cardboard. After four successful decades at the head of Fritsch Verpackungen, Karl Fritsch handed his company over to his son Jürgen in 1989.
One year later, Fritsch Verpackungen moved to Welden on the site of the former brickworks. In 1993, the company was completely restructured and reorganised by Jürgen Fritsch and his wife Andrea. By optimising production processes and reducing the product range, Fritsch Verpackungen became more flexible and reactive and thus laid the foundation for the continued successful development into today’s ultra-modern, highly flexible packaging specialist with extensive, personal customer and supplier relationships.
In 2018, the son of Jürgen Fritsch, Alexander, became part of the management board. Alexander Fritsch and his sister Julia Fritsch, who will join the company after completing her master’s degree in international business management, will support the company management in order to be able to lead the company after a future handover. This ensures that Fritsch GmbH & Co. KG will remain in family ownership in the third generation and the successful convictions and traditions of Karl and Jürgen Fritsch will be continued and cultivated in the future.