History Pattyn Group

Satisfied customers make us grow

Since the foundation in 1952, Pattyn Packing Lines hasn't stopped growing and keeps investing in the future. Today the Pattyn Group, a family owned company, consists of 7 divisions: Pattyn Packing Lines, Pattyn Bakery Division, Pattyn North America, Pattyn South America, Pattyn Deutschland GmbH, GMP (Pattyn Film Division) and Pattyn Metal Construction.

  • 1952

    Pattyn Packing Lines

    Foundation Pattyn Packing Lines by Jean Pattyn.
    Construction of first fully automatic industrial weighing machine for candies.

    1952 History Jean Pattyn

  • 1962

    De La Ballina

    Foundation De La Ballina by Angel De La Ballina.

    1962 History Creation Entreprise

  • 1976

    Pattyn Packing Lines

    Paul Pattyn joins the company.
    Launch of first fully automatic bagmaker inserter AZIM.
    Introduction of box lining system: our core business.

    1976 History Paul Pattyn

  • 1979

    Pattyn Packing Lines

    Installation of first complete semi-liquid lines for Unilever.
    Worldwide active in semi-liquid market.

    1979 History Unilever

  • 1983

    Pattyn Packing Lines

    First fully automated line to pack frozen vegetables.
    Start-up Business Partner network.

    1983 History Business partner network

  • 1987

    Pattyn Packing Lines

    Move to a new industrial building.
    New bagmaker inserter RAZIM-11.
    Expansion Business Partner network in Europe and South-East Asia.

    1987 History RAZIM-11

  • 1992

    De La Ballina

    First semi-automatic vision counting solution.

    1992 History First semi-automatic vision counting solution

  • 1996

    De La Ballina

    First automatic counting system with 2D vision.

    1996 History First automatic counting system with 2D vision

  • 1999

    Pattyn Packing Lines

    First flexible bagmaker inserter FLEXIM-11.
    20 Business Partners in 23 countries.

    1999 History FLEXIM-11

  • 2000

    De La Ballina

    First quality control with vision system.

    2000 History Quality control

  • 2003

    Pattyn Packing Lines

    Worldwide active in many different markets.
    Installation of a complete tobacco line.

    2003 History many markets

  • 2004

    Pattyn Packing Lines

    Stan Pattyn, 3rd generation, joins the company. His sister Lynn Pattyn will join the company in 2009.

    2004 History Stan Pattyn

  • 2005

    Pattyn Packing Lines

    Development Bagmaker inserter FLEXIM-21 with enhanced bag insertion technology.

    2005 History FLEXIM-21

  • 2007

    De La Ballina

    Installation of a robotised box packaging line for frozen bread.

    2007 History First installation of a robotised box packing line for frozen bread

  • 2008

    De La Ballina

    First 3D vision counting system.

    2008 History 3D vision counting

  • 2009

    De La Ballina

    Start cooperation between Pattyn Packing Lines and De La Ballina.

    2009 Start cooperation with De La Ballina

  • 2010

    Pattyn Group

    Opening of subsidiary office Pattyn North America.
    Launch of the most compact and convenient bagmaker inserter on the market: ZIM-11.
    Installation of a complete line to pack, vacuumize and gasflush walnuts.

    2010 History Pattyn North America

  • 2010

    Pattyn Group

    Acquisition of De La Ballina.
    First installation to pick up frozen pastry products.
    Development of Argoscan vision system.

    2010 History pickup frozen pastry

  • 2012

    Pattyn Group

    Acquisition of GMP, film extrusion company.
    Introduction in specific industries: nuts & dried fruit industry.
    Smallest bagmaker inserter on the market ZIM-11 wins innovation price at Europain 2012.

    2012 History GMP

  • 2014

    Pattyn Group

    Launch of high performance bagmaker inserter FLEXIM-31.
    First installation of laminated fresh products packaging line (chocolate croissant) with 8 picking robots.

    2014 History FLEXIM-31

  • 2015

    Pattyn Group

    De La Ballina becomes a fully integrated part of the Pattyn Group and gets new company name: Pattyn Bakery Division.

    2015 History Pattyn Bakery

  • 2015

    Pattyn Group

    Next to the standard lines Pattyn offers worldwide XL machines and XL lines to pack vegetables, nuts, preforms and tobacco into pallet containers.

    XL machines

  • 2017

    Pattyn Group

    Opening of new Pattyn HQ office in Bruges.

    2017 History New Pattyn building in Bruges

  • 2017

    Pattyn Group

    Acquisition of M-Design Production (now PMC), specialised in manufacturing tailor made sheet metal work and welded constructions.

    2017 Acquisition of M-Design Production (now PMC)

  • 2018

    Pattyn Group

    Development of new services mainly based on digitalisation.
    With 35 Business Partners, the Pattyn Group supports more than 1000 customers worldwide.

    2018 - Increasing a technological lead