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​About VC999

VC999 VERPACKUNGSSYSTEME AG has been a leading global manufacturer of vacuum packaging machines for over 45 years. VC999 packaging machines are designed and constructed at the Swiss family-owned company headquarters in Herisau, Switzerland. The product range extends from the smallest table-top vacuum machines to a complete product line including shrink-wrappers, dryers, tray sealers and thermoformers – everything you need for packing your high-quality products.  


They are marketed under the brand name VC999®, which stands for ‘vacuum capacity 99.9%' – a reference to the highest vacuum performance that can be achieved with food packaged under optimal conditions. But that's not all! VC999 is a byword for quality and superior performance in the vacuum packaging industry all over the world.


VC999 VERPACKUNGSSYSTEME AG is part of the Inauen Group. 

The parent company is situated in Switzerland. The group owns several distribution companies in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Benelux, Canada, Mexico, Colombia and the USA. The production plants are in Switzerland and the USA. VC999 has global representation in over 70 countries.


Market segments

VC999 PACKAGING SYSTEMS AG has always had a strong position in the Meat Processing Industry. Furthermore, the Dairy Industry – especially producers of cheese – is an important industrial consumer of VC999 packaging solutions. But the market position of VC999 is also very promising in the seminal fields convenience food and biological products. Moreover, VC999 offers packaging solutions in non-food areas, focussing on the medical sector and diverse industry sectors.

Distribution and service

With a worldwide network of distributors and subsidiaries, VC999 VERPACKUNGSSYSTEME AG guarantees a competent advisory service and on-site servicing for all machine types.



Around 200, thereof 100 in Switzerland

VC999 VERPACKUNGSSYSTEME AG is 100% family owned by (Inauen). 

The parent company is situated in Herisau/Schweiz. 















Launch of our first machine “Swissporter”

Commencement of export business with Scobie & Junior, East Kilbride, Glasgow, Scotland

2 February 27, foundation of Inauen Maschinen AG, Herisau, Switzerland

Registration and launch of the protected trade name VC999

Foundation of VC999 Packaging Systems in North Kansas City, Missouri, USA

October 15, foundation of Inauen Maschinen GmbH, Engen, Germany

Acquisition of PMP Präzisionsmechanik AG, Herisau, Switzerland

July 1, foundation of Inauen Maschinen GmbH, Henndorf near Salzburg, Austria

Foundation of sales company VC999 UK Ltd. in Northampton, England

June 1, takeover of the business activities of GMS-Ilpra Verpackungsmaschinen AG, Boswil, Switzerland

Foundation of the company groups B+M Holding AG, Herisau, Switzerland

Foundation of the sales company VC999 Canada Ltd. in Montreal, Canada

Expansion of the production site of VC999 Packaging Systems in North Kansas City, USA

Foundation of the sales company VC999 Packaging Systems Mexico, Guadalupe, Mexico

Opening of a sales and logistics center in Saint-Charles De Drummond, Canada

Commencement of sales activities via the sales organization VC999 Packaging Systems Americas in Bogotá, Columbia

Construction permit granted and start of expansion of the VC999 group headquarters in Herisau, Switzerland

Start of Inauen Maschinen AG, Herisau/Switzerland production in the new buildings, incl. new logistics center

April, change of name: Inauen Maschinen AG becomes VC999 VERPACKUNGSSYSTEME AG

January 1, foundation of VC999 Packaging Systems Benelux AG, Lommel Belgium

The sales company Cananda doubeld in size, reopening in June 2016

Opening of VC999 Packaging Systems S.A.S. Bogota, Colombia

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