Your Specialist in Flexible Packaging

We are unlike the others

Your Specialist in Flexible Packaging

Sophisticated Materials

The versatility of printable materials has always been our outstanding strength.

Our standard materials: films from 12 µm to 600 µm (e.g. PE, PET, OPP, OPE, metallized film), paper and cardboard from 40 g/m² to 200 g/m², stretch film, stretch film, aluminium composites, non-woven, Tyvek and much more.

Even the Smallest Quantities

With a wide variety of machines, we cover a wide range of different applications and can always respond flexibly to customer requirements.

We have many options at our disposal, enabling us to offer you even the smallest runs of just a few running meters, right up to large quantities.

Short Delivery Times - Express Service

For urgent cases, we offer you our express service. Our customers appreciate the flexibility and service readiness with which we have already been able to help our customers with many a tight schedule.

In general, we are characterized by our extremely short and punctual delivery times.

Permanent Readiness

Not possible - doesn't exist! That's our motto. We are constantly looking to develop improvements and innovative packaging solutions together with you.

Our technical know-how, many years of experience and the wide range of materials we use result in optimized packaging solutions.

Our Strengths


The variety of production options ranges from printing on 10mµ stretch film to 600 mµ thermoforming film. We process paper and film in widths from 10 mm to 1600 mm. Many of our special machines were developed in-house for individual customer requirements.

When faced with special challenges, our customers benefit from our many years of experience in solving tasks that go beyond the ordinary. We are consulted at an early stage and develop new products or packaging ideas** together with our customers.

Difficult Cases

We can print, laminate and finish all printable materials in a maximum width of 1600 mm using various techniques with up to 8 colors.

We offer a wide range of standard products, but see all new ideas as an exciting challenge for our technology.

Together with our customers, we are constantly developing new packaging solutions.

Do you have an unusual material or a special request? Then you've come to the right place.


Our customers value the speed with which we process orders as an exceptional strength. Our experienced team ensures that your order passes quickly through all departments and is often ready for dispatch within 24 hours.

Thanks to our own repro and printing plate department, we are not always dependent on external service providers.

Generous storage capacities reduce dependence on suppliers, so that flexible and short delivery times can always be taken into account.

The on-time processing of orders has its roots in our company. Right from the start, many of our customers came from the agricultural sector. Packaging and labeling of agricultural products are special products. Where perishable goods have to be packaged, fast delivery at short notice is essential. Many of our first customers are therefore still satisfied regular customers today.

Small Editions

Do you have an extraordinary product or do you need different versions with different motifs?

Many motif changes and even small runs are technically feasible for us.

Please contact us and we will be happy to advise you so that we can develop the optimum production process together and thus print several motifs in succession at low cost.

Professional Consulting

Personal customer contact and individual service is important to us. Whether it's a question about the print template or planning the dispatch - we are always available for our customers and are happy to answer any questions.

Thanks to our many years of diverse experience in industries, materials and technology, we can find a solution to almost any problem.

It goes without saying that we provide our agency customers with customer protection.

Our History

Continuous growth since 1976

Expansion of the production hall by 1,000 m²
cartomat turns 40!
New production hall
Construction of a new 1,500 m² production hall

The companies traymats GmbH and Cartomat Willich GmbH merge with each other
Company Split
Cartomat is divided into two independent companies: Cartomat Schiefbahn GmbH and Cartomat Willich GmbH
Expansion of existing capacities for specialty labels and establishment of label and ticket production
Expansion of Capacities
Purchase of a 7000 m² hall under a preservation order in Willich in the Stahlwerk Becker industrial park, significant expansion of capacities
Boost in Quality
3 central cylinder machines, 6 colors in narrow webs provide a quality boost
Capacity expansion through additional printing and processing machines
Construction of a 1100 m² warehouse, establishment of a contract printing department for technical films and papers
Special Purpose Machines
Expansion of flexographic printing options: special machines for subsequent imprint on already printed films, first 4-color central cylinder machine
Major Fire
Total destruction after major fire on March 17, 1983 Production resumes and delivery readiness after just 48 hours thanks to printing presses purchased "overnight"
Production Hall
Construction of a 500 m² production hall, 5 employees, 3 flexographic printing machines and 3 label printing machines
Expansion of capacities and entry into flexographic printing on films for the production of labels and banderoles in a former barn and stable
Foundation of Cartomat GmbH by Hans and Marliese Grips on their own farm in Willich Schiefbahn

cartomat Willich GmbH
Individuelle Drucklösungen im Großformat für Industrie und Handwerk

cartomat Schiefbahn GmbH
Flexible Schmalbahndruckmaschinen für Etiketten, Tickets und Banderolen