Custom Packaging Process. Engineered In-House.

You have tough packaging and distribution challenges. We have custom-engineered solutions designed specifically for your business. Deufol provides breakthrough, customer-specific packaging solutions and processes for even the most difficult objectives. We have over 80 years of experience providing custom experiences to the world’s biggest brands in a broad range of industries, including industrial, automotive, consumer, aviation, and more.

Our packaging engineering services are tailored for each specific customer and challenge. However, every solution is delivered using our innovative 5-step engineering cycle.


Engineering Services

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machine automation engineering designOur engineering process starts in the design phase, where we better understand your objectives and risks and develop a workable solution.We utilize a cross-functional team of experienced and knowledgeable professionals, which allows us to accelerate the design process and deliver the best option for your needs. The design phase includes:

  • Concept design
  • Facility layout design
  • Equipment design
  • Packaging design
  • Mechanical & electrical applications
  • Process applications
  • Equipment programming
With over 80 years of combined experience in the consumer packaging and automotive industries, Deufol's engineering and design team is here to help you solve tough problems.


Beginning with the capability to design new products or to help you improve existing products, all factors of your project will be reviewed and analyzed. Once the design is finalized, Deufol can engineer prototype tooling for testing purposes, and then the equipment, tooling and automation for production. To ensure the equipment and design meet customer and market expectations, Deufol's team will complete validation and acceptance testing.

  • Design of Thermoform, Heat Seal and RF Seal Tooling
  • Design of Custom Automation Tooling
  • Autocad
  • Solidworks - Electrical & Mechanical
  • Minitab

Utilizing multiple file formats including DXF, DWG, Parasolid, Solidworks and STP.


machine automation fabricationWe design long-term solutions. That means also creating detailed documentation to support you and your team as you implement your custom solution. We deliver the following types of documentation to serve as your roadmap to success:

  • Manufacture, safety and quality control plan
  • Assembly and disassembly manuals
  • Process and equipment control parameters
  • Facility and production equipment layouts
  • Value stream mapping
  • Process flow diagrams and FMEAs
  • Standards work instructions
  • Electrical diagrams/schematics
The machine shop is where tooling engineering and designs come to life! With a wide array of machining equipment, Deufol can provide you tooling and equipment to meet whatever packaging or project you are challenged with.


Deufol develops processes and tooling internally for the packaging production lines, thermoforming, and industrial packaging that is run at our facilities. The team is ready to solve your next challenge with the capacity and capability to meet your machining & fabrication needs.

  • 3D Machining of Thermoform Molds
  • Machining of Custom Line Tooling
  • Fabrication of Assembly Line Tooling and Material Handling
  • Fabrication and Trialing of Prototype Thermoform Tooling
  • Gibbs CAM Software
  • Weld Fixtures
  • Custom Fixtures & Gages


After we design a solution and document it, the next step is to bring it to life. We have a deep roster of engineers, technicians, machinists, and even our own in-house machine shop. Those resources help us custom build the best solution for your needs. Possible deliverables in the Create phase include:

machine automation equipment

  • Custom machining: Equipment tooling, prototype tooling, processing aids
  • Electrical: Safety, quality, and process control integration, control panel assembly
  • Fabrication: Custom frames, workbench, fixtures, processing aids, racking, returnable carts
  • Custom automation solution
  • Custom equipment
  • Industrial and consumer packaging samples
Through a wide array of equipment, Deufol enjoys solving any packaging challenge.


If there is something Deufol does not have the capability to do, we will team up with one of our partners for processes such as water jetting, laser cutting or high capacity steel forming. Either externally or internally Deufol will meet your fabrication and machining needs.


This is the step where vision becomes reality. We execute the strategy, deliver and install any machinery or technology, implement the custom solution. Steps in this phase include:machine automated line

  • Process and equipment validation
  • Equipment guarding installation
  • Equipment installation
  • Equipment commissioning
  • Equipment improvement
Improve your production capabilities with Deufol's automation group that has the capability to design and machine a vast array of tooling for automating your processes.


Each packaging line that Deufol engineers is packed with automated features that is designed and built in-house. From robot end effectors for loading material on packaging lines to developing and installing error proofing systems to ensure no defective product is being shipped, Deufol will create a customized solution to meet your project needs.

  • Custom Packaging Line Fabrication
  • Thermoform Tooling
  • Packaging Line Pick & Place Units
  • Blister and Card Feeders
  • Heat Seal Tooling
  • Robot End Effectors
  • Custom Error Proofing Solutions
  • PLC Programming & Touchscreens
  • Label Application Systems
  • Vision System Integration
  • RF Seal Tooling


We create long-term solutions, not short-term fixes. That means we not only provide a custom solution, but also the resources needed to sustain the solution for years into the future. That support includes:

  • Equipment diagnostics
  • Preventive maintenance (PM)
  • Total productive maintenance (TPM)
  • Equipment refurbish
  • Tooling refurbish


Deufol Helps Engineering Students Race to the Finish Line in SAE Engineering Competition

Sunman, IN (PRWEB) July 05, 2016 -- Deufol and engineering students work together to develop working automotive prototype

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By utilizing engineering, technology, packaging and supply chain processes; we deliver breakthrough solutions for tough challenges, and then go further with client specific custom solutions. Deufol provides custom designed packages, processes, equipment and programming worldwide that revolves around our innovative 5 step engineering cycle; This allows us to deliver solutions faster than our competitors with World Class Quality & Process Control. Deufol specializes in serving the world’s biggest brands with over 80 years of experience in the consumer, industrial, aviation, and automotive industries with solutions ranging from automation to supply chain optimization.



John Appel
Vice President