1986: Avercon was established in 1986 by Robert Van den Bunder and operated in “Automation, Packaging & Building” (Automatisatie, Verpakking en Constructie). At the time the company built mainly packaging machines for packaging in corrugated cardboard and was associated with producer Bowater, later called SCA Packaging, currently DS Smith.
1992: Development and implementation of the first side-loaders for A-boxes and wrap-around machines.
1994: First machine was built fully equipped with servo motors. Gradually Avercon`s expertise grew internationally, though maintaining the focus on prototype construction and customer-specific machines.
2001: New owner at Avercon: Pierre Vanderbeke. Avercon`s expertise grew further from “simple” machines, such as tray erectors and packaging in A-boxes, to more “complex” machines and complete production lines, such as assembling, handling, packaging, palletising, wrap around machines. Avercon became a worldwide professional in innovative machines in several markets such as laminate and vinyl flooring, metal parts, batteries, oil bottles, printing sheets, telephone parts, shoes, cheese, milk products, chocolate, biscuits, bread… small and large products.
2009: Integration of robots Fanuc, ABB and Kuka. Avercon has a leader position of manufacturing sustainable machines with its own true experts in the field of engineering, automation, motion and robotics
2011: First machine for the e-commerce market. Recognised as innovation partner in industrial automation, Avercon invests in R&D and makes more production lines – from product handling to case packing to end-of-line to shipping.
2017: Product development of the revolutionary X7 together with Packsize: first machine to give e-commerce companies the ability to reliably package and ship right-sized single-item orders. Avercon makes the machines in series.
2018: First Strip Inserter by Avercon. Innovative automation for the flooring industry.
2019: Implementation of the software Digital Twin in the engineering phase of projects, a great added value towards a more efficient and sustainable manufacturing process. Thanks to the Digital Twin we increase reliability, reduce risks and improve performance.
2023: First XL Packaging machine for the e-commerce: multiple products are packed in several right-sized XL boxes right on time.