About EME Engel

Engineering and Innovating Machines Since 1930

EME Engel is a high-end machine developer. We specialise in designing and building machines for the production of water-soluble foil pouches, capsules, and pods.

We’re based in the city of Zaandam, the Netherlands, just north of Amsterdam. Contact us here.

Our Story: From Powering Ships to Print, Packaging, and Pods

We’ve come a long way since our founding year. Back in 1930, EME Engel was launched to repair ship engines, but our thirst for innovation brought new opportunities. The company soon gained a reputation as machine specialists and, between 1958 and 2008, our main focus switched to the printing industry and packaging for the food industry. And then came a chance encounter...  

Our First Foray into the PVOH Industry

When a leading detergent producer noticed our efficient approach to machine design, they came to us with a proposition. Impressed by our knowledge of unwinding and rewinding foils and cutting large sheets, we were tasked with improving an existing PVOH machine. Inspired, we created our own machine platform to produce pods, capsules and pouches made from water-soluble synthetic polymers — and word soon spread. 

A Fast-Moving Market Takes Notice

Our innovative PVOH process quickly made us an attractive partner for companies in the fast-moving detergents market. However, at the time, EME Engel was not yet equipped to provide enough platforms or deliver the required service. Luckily, another twist in the tale was just around the corner. 

EME Engel Becomes a Tembo Company

In 2016, EME Engel joined Tembo, a global and dynamic group of companies. Tembo supports businesses around the world with product development, machine development, and production line efficiency. 

By linking up with Tembo, our customers now have access to a worldwide servicing network and peerless technical support. When required, we can also scale up production and offer our customers turnkey solutions.

Looking Forward to Building the Future

By trusting in our own expertise and working closely with our fellow Tembo companies, we continue to grow, learn, and look forward. We’re passionate about combining product and machine development, setting high standards, and bringing industry-leading solutions to market. 

Want to learn more? Talk to a human about our machines. Contact us here

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