Welcome to GEVAS

We strive

We understand that our customers need more than just machines. They need a reliable resource, a partner that is willing and able to join in at the earliest stages of the production process development.

GEVAS can be that partner. We believe that a real partnership is a dynamic process of team-work and sharing. GEVAS is willing to carry your project from concept through design, component analysis and selection, prototyping, testing, quality control to commercialization. We offer individual services to help you streamline your production processes while increasing efficiency and system flexibility. More than just selling machines, we share with you practical experience and technological know-how that can help you to build a competitive advantage. 

We will make available the most experienced technical field force where you may need it most - right in your own production facilities. Trust in the expertise of our technical support for finding improvement to an existing product or process. 

We feel that being responsive to the needs of our customers is the key to our success.

We have

We are fortunate to have dedicated and qualified staff, well trained and skilled technicians and experienced process engineers that are committed to satisfying our customers needs.

Our project teams will approach your specific requirements and develop innovative concepts quickly. Combining a lean management, small administrative staff together with extensive design and engineering capabilities - this is our winning strategy.

Our designers work to arrive at solutions that are both creative and practical. All of our machines are designed on a modular basis to allow for optimum product flexibility and integration for future upgrades.


GEVAS looks back at its long history, dating back to 1974

  • 2015

    GEVAS redesigned its brand to reach out for new demands, increased its technological product level and reorganized the entire service structure to adapt to the new market needs.
  • 2010

    GEVAS becomes part of Optima.

    GEVAS consolidated manufacturing and distribution activities in Brazil and USA.

  • 2003

    GEVAS Brazil supplied engineering services to the GEVAS group.
  • 2001

    Gevas Brasil Ltda.

    GEVAS Brazil was founded in Joinville, SC, Brazil. Carlos Jürgens joined the company as general manager. GEVAS Brazil started building packaging machines based on the technology from Germany.

  • 2000

    Major building expansion and business diversification.
  • 1998

    The first integrated Stacker/Bagger was delivered.
  • 1997

    The first diaper Bundling machine was delivered.
  • 1996

    First building of GEVAS USA

    Carlo Gretter joined the company and incorporated GEVAS US in Florida, USA as co-owner and General Manager. GEVAS expanded rapidly in the North and South American markets.

    Thomas Sander took over Ownership and Management of GEVAS in Germany.

  • 1993

    Thomas Sander, son of Bernd Sander joined the Company and explored the American Market by opening a Sales and Service hub in Toronto, Canada.
  • 1990

    First semiautomatic Diaper bag sealer
    First serve driven automatic Diaper bag filler
  • 1986

    Delivery of first semi automatic Diaper bag sealer.
  • 1976

    Delivery of first Food Tray Sealer
  • 1974

    First machine Tissue roll bag filler.
    Delivery of first Tissue bag filler
  • 1967

    Mr. Bernd Sander
    GEVAS was incorporated in Halle Westfalen Germany by Mr. Bernd Sander. Back in 1967, Mr. Sander founded the company CITO, a fast growing producer of plastic films and materials with flexoprinting and bag making. CITO later merged in the Nordenia Group, which is meanwhile acquired by the Mondi Group. During the start up of CITO in the early times a small group of technicians focused on machine support and equipment especially for the growing hygienic industry. This group formed the basis of GEVAS and the first machine delivered was a bathroom tissue bag filler.