Upgrading & Refurbishing

Upgrading and refurbishing machines is a process with a lot of short (and long!) term benefits: you won’t have to commission a new machine and can continue with existing machines for a little while longer. GTE is happy to help you with advice on and implementation of an upgrade to or refurbishment of your machine.


Upgrading a machine has no downsides. The level of automation increases, making your machine less prone to errors and process products fastly and reliably. GTE has a lot of experience in upgrading machines. Take Nelipak’s Blister seal machine, for example. We expanded this for a number of customers with an automatic sheet feeder as well as a printing station for printing the Tyvek lids. GTE’s expertise with printing Tyvek lids really helped these upgraded machines shine.

Why choose to upgrade and refurbish?

Upgrading an existing machine automates your production process (even) further. This makes the process more efficient and reduces the risk of errors. An additional advantage is that upgrading can also increase sustainability: as fewer mistakes occur, less material is wasted. Refurbishing machines has the advantage of longer-lasting machines, meaning you won’t have to buy a completely new one.

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LAP-L semi-automatic blister sealing machine

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Besides tooling and refurbishing, we also offer semi- and fully automated platforms. Discover the unique specifications for each platform by clicking on their respective images.

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Are you looking for a specific machine that hasn’t been listed on our website? Take a look at GTE Custom-Made! GTE Custom-Made is a line of machines designed for specific purposes and fully customised to your needs.

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