Sustainability and Ecological Awareness

Sustainability and ecological awareness

We are committed to ensuring that our customers are economically successful and at the same time can produce in an environmentally friendly manner. The product to be die-cutted should be produced optimally and efficiently. With our die cutting systems we reduce waste, energy consumption and emissions to a minimum. For each application, we look for the die cutting solution that requires the least material and achieves the best possible material utilization. With the material-saving tooling arrangements, we can again significantly reduce punching waste. Recycling and reusing the waste of aluminium or polyester foils has been standard for decades, and the need to act consciously is no longer only a trend.

BERHALTER Swiss Die-Cutting offers a range of die-cutting machines that boast long lifespans, the ability to be updated and retrofitted, low energy consumption and designs with waste management kept in mind. Berhalter’s die-cutting machines have an average lifetime of 40 years, and take care to treat environmental resources with a responsible attitude. The first die-cutting machine built by the company is still running. And, if spare parts or maintenance are needed, Berhalter will supply them. Contrary to popular belief – that too long a life of a product kills business – Berhalter does everything to ensure that its die-cutting machines can be passed on from generation to generation. A product that lasts for a long time leads to a long-time business relationship. But to Berhalter, the most important thing is that its machines allow its customers to respond to the market requirements and the needs of their clients, even after half a century. Whenever you need to respond flexibly and rapidly to demands, with Berhalter you are able to adjust to the dynamic market.

Retrofitting and upgrading

Once you come to the conclusion that your Berhalter die-cutting press needs to be updated or replaced, the company is more than happy to take it back for retrofitting. It also repurchases machines and sells them in markets with low purchasing power, or sells to converting or packaging companies that do not have very large quantities to punch. Berhalter makes sure that the retrofit machines meet requirements, such as CE (European Conformity), and are equipped with the latest technological standards. It goes without saying that its tools can also be modified at any time during a project. They can not only be serviced and improved, but also modified for additional functions. Put simply, Berhalter’s tools are incredibly versatile.

Less electricity consumption than a hairdryer

Due to a recuperation system, Berhalter has managed to reduce the electrical consumption of its die-cutting machines significantly. As well as reducing energy consumption directly, recuperation also brings an indirect reduction as the energy is recuperated and less heat is produced. Berhalter die-cutting machines are the only one in the market using this technology – an example of just one of many technologies showing the company’s visionary thinking and pioneering role in the die-cutting industry.

Digitalization and auotmation
Digital serices such as recently launched CUTcontrol™ – an IIoT Digital Service Platform – contributes to unnecessary waste of resources. You can equip Berhalter machines with sensor and monitoring systems to produce more efficient that ever before.

For more information go to

Written by Kevin Gambrill