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Aera – film packaging solutions

As French market leader in high-performance film packaging, Aera offers a comprehensive range of services, including the supply of HUGO BECK film packaging machines and RONTECH feeders, the installation of complete production lines and the supply of custom flexible packaging films produced to customer specifications. Our high-performance solutions are based on flexibility and versatility.

35 years of excellence

Aera was founded in Bouxwiller, near Strasbourg, by Hubert Loeffler in 1979. Right from the start, the company worked with high-performance film-packaging system manufacturers Hugo Beck (Germany) and RonTech (Switzerland). Aera’s comprehensive range of services includes needs analysis, the installation of complete lines, the supply of films, maintenance and end-user training. The company’s expertise and successful solutions soon made it one of the leaders in its sector.

In 2008, Aera opened a film cutting unit, a highly innovative service which allowed it to offer reels with custom dimensions. This versatility, combined with a large stock soon made Aera a key supplier for a number of major brands in the food, pharmaceutical and multimedia sectors. In 2007, the founder’s sons, Jérôme and Thomas Loeffler, took over the company, which by then was exporting its cut films to a number of European countries. In 2017, Aera opened a cutting-edge production facility of 4200 m². With capacity extended by new cutting film lines and larger stocks, the company now has about 25 employees and can boast net sales of €15 million.

OUR machines

Aera offers a wide-range of film packaging machines, alongside peripherals including rotating, friction and shuttle feeders, Pick & Place and counting feeders. These high-performance machines can process between 2000 and 18,000 products per hour. Aera packaging lines are based on flexibility and versatility, are simple to operate and can all be scaled up or down.

OUR Films

Aera offers a wide-range of polyolefin shrink, BOPP, PET and CPP films, along with white, PLA, coated (PVDC, Acrylic, LTS) and EVOH barrier films. Our solutions can be applied across all manufacturing sectors, including mailing, multimedia, stationery, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and contract-packaging. All Aera films undergo robust quality control procedures and are compliant with European REACH (Registration Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals) and SVCH (Substances of Very High Concern) directives.

Aera is also certified BRC IOP.

The company’s large stocks and custom cutting workshop means we can meet all our customers’ specifications. All Aera products comply with the strictest safety, hygiene and traceability standards.