Our History – Fitment and pump

It all started in the mid-80s. The Swedish entrepreneur and inventor Sten Drennow and his former partner Leif Stern solved the challenge with open container systems, which were exposing the content to air. The first closed and safe dispensing system was launched by a Swedish leading food processor soon after. The unique combination of fitment and pump, attached to air-free pouches, became ASEPT’s hallmark.

Over the years the ASEPT technology has steadily developed into customized solutions. Today, the company’s safe and efficient dispensing concept is used for food as well as non-food products by companies in the food industry all over the world. Global food processors as well as global restaurant chains enjoy the benefit of the ASEPT closed system.

In August 2013, ASEPT International became part of the Swedish industrial group Lagercrantz, listed on the Swedish stock exchange. Lagercrantz is a B2B value-creating technology group offering proprietary products and products from leading suppliers. The group consists of some 50 companies, each focusing on adding value in niches, i.e. offering specific  technologies, to specific customers in specific markets.

In 2016, ASEPT acquired Bereila, a specialist manufacturer of Stainless-Steel dispensers founded 1971. The Bereila systems for hot and cold sauces and condiments are of a superior quality and durability. Bereila dispenser systems are easy to operate, clean and maintain. Bereila is specialized in developing and manufacturing customized dispensing solutions.

In 2018, ASEPT acquired 3MP, a dispensing system for liquids in smaller doses like soap, lotion, hand sanitizers and other skin care products. The system consists of the cleverly designed pump, original since 1998, and a range of bottles, containers and wall brackets.

In 2020, ASEPT acquired UNRO Dispensing System and Scandinavian Dispenser Products (SDP). UNRO is a manufacture of dispensers designed for liquid products in the Food- and Personal Care sector. SDP are focused in the Personal Care sector, with a trade assortment for disposable pumps and accessories. SDP offer solutions for example disinfectant products and other hygiene products, mainly in Health Care sector.

In January 2021, Hovicon became a member of the ASEPT Group. Hovicon was established in Amsterdam in 1964 and since then Hovicon have been a specialist in dosing equipment for the food catering industry as well as the detergent industry. Check out the assortment by Hovicon here.

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