Goettsch International – Our History

Goettsch International has a long history in the corrugated machinery industry, dating back to the early 1900’s. The Goettsch family’s legacy started in the folding carton industry and then began exporting American machinery as early as the 1920’s. Today, companies around the globe depend on Goettsch International for comprehensive corrugated container best-of-industry solutions.

Herman Goettsch
Herman Goettsch

Herman Goettsch, a pioneer in the folding carton industry, retired as general manager of The Sefton Box Company, Chicago, Illinois, forerunner of Container Corporation of America. After retiring from Sefton, he returned to Germany in the early 1920s and started a business representing American companies.

Walter Goettsch
   Walter Goettsch

Herman's son, Walter, worked with Sam Langston to develop the first manufactured corrugator. He also developed the cascade steam system and obtained more than 20 other patents before retiring as Executive Vice President at Langston.

 

Carl O. Goettsch
  Carl O. Goettsch

Another son, Carl, took over Herman's business in Dresden in 1929. He moved the business to Switzerland in the mid-1930s and later to the U.S. In 1950, he started the Carl O. Goettsch Company in Cincinnati, Ohio to export paper products and machinery. Over time, corrugating machinery became the core of the business.
 

When Carl's son, Charles, entered the business in 1966, additional recycling machinery was added to the company's line of products.  

Charles Goettsch
  Charles Goettsch

In 1973, a second son, Eric, joined the family business and expanded the company's market into Latin America. Eric was a profound leader and President of Goettsch International until his passing in 2015

Eric Goettsch
        Eric Goettsch

Eric’s two sons, Michael and Andy entered the business in 1997 and 2006, respectively. Mike is the company’s CEO and Andy is President, both highly active in expanding the Goettsch presence internationally.


Andy Goettsch and Mike Goettsch
 Andy Goettsch and Mike Goettsch
Corporate Office, Cincinnati, Ohio USA
Corporate Office, Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Goettsch International serves as a worldwide sales, logistics and service provider for more than 20 leading manufacturers of machinery for the corrugated container and recycling industries. With experience in global marketing since 1950, Goettsch offers not only the finest equipment, but also arranges for financing, shipping, documentation, technical assistance, and after-sale services.

 

Exporting Excellence - E Flag AwardExporting Excellence - E Star Award

The Goettsch company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce for its contributions in international marketing. The company was presented with the "E" Flag and the "E Star" Award, the nation's highest honors for exporting excellence over a sustained time period.  

Goettsch International offers a full line of corrugated container and recycling machinery, services, and technical expertise to customers in more than 85 countries*.

Goettsch International, Inc.
9852 Redhill Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
U.S.A.
+1 513.563.6500 Tel
+1 513.563.6510 Fax
info@goettsch.com

Your Single Source Partner for Corrugated & Recycling Equipment

* While Goettsch represents dozens of leading manufacturers around the globe, some machinery is available to specific countries; please inquire with Goettsch International for availability.




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9852 Redhill Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45242-5627 U.S.A.

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info@Goettsch.com

  

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