Our Founder, Mr. John R. Nalbach, a Mechanical Engineering graduate from the
University of Wisconsin, was a "Consulting Engineer" during the Second World
War. In May of 1945 Mr. Nalbach was commissioned to design and build a high
speed filling machine to fill Cameo Cleanser, an abrasive scouring powder.
Because of the success of the machine design, later units were built for Cudahy
Packing Co., Procter & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive, Boyle-Midway, Drackett and
Initially, Nalbach Engineering was located in the Chicago "Loop". In 1954 the
company purchased its first manufacturing facility in Cicero, Illinois. From its
original size of 4000 square feet (370 square meters) Nalbach expanded this
facility to 23,000 square feet (2,137 square meters). Early in 1996
the company moved into a much larger facility in Countryside, Illinois, a modern
building of 50,000 square feet (4,645 square meters).
An important turning point for Nalbach Engineering occurred in 1962 when the
company manufactured the first filler to handle powdered/granulated food
products for Nestle's Nestea product line. Since that time, Nalbach has seen
continued growth, especially in the international
market. As customers' needs have evolved, Nalbach has responded with custom
engineered solutions, thus increasing its equipment offering.
In addition to seven styles of high-speed
Nalbach Engineering has manufactured
aerosol filling equipment
since 1952, specialty packaging intermittent motion indexing packaging lines since 1974,
and cannery filling machines
In 1971 a complete line of
unscramblers was designed by John C. Nalbach. In 1981 a line of
was added for unscrambling fiber or plastic tubes for caulking compounds,
In 2001, the company released a complete line of
auger filling and
machines. These units augment the company's high-speed powder/granular
filling machines and allows us to apply our 50+ years of powder filling
experience to low speed applications.
In 2003, the Nalbach Rotary
Auger filler was released. Featuring the company's servo driven auger
fillers and time tested gear driven rotary base and product settling systems.
In 2005, the NECOSORT-III high speed plastic bottle unscrambler was launched. This
unique, new generation, bottle unscrambler reduces maintenance & downtime and
has the smallest footprint in the industry.
In 2007, Nalbach added an additional 20,000 square feet of manufacturing
space to its Countryside, IL plant.
Nalbach Engineering also provides
integration services for complete "turnkey" packaging lines. These services
include the design specification, purchase, set-up and testing of entire
packaging lines such as the instant coffee filling line for Kraft China which
you will see in our
Nalbach has been a member of the