The originating company was founded in 1892 and with a great deal of effort from its employees, the company managed to become Europe's premium supplier. There is no other factory worldwide producing a full range of capsules and wine screw caps at a single site. Capsule production combined with the machine shop producing and maintaining the equipment for production makes our factory truly one of a kind.
This unique set-up allows us to supply customers with products ranging from the simplest heat shrink capsule up to complex and high end Magnum bottle Tin Capsules. Other capsules in our product lines include capsules made of Polylaminate films, Aluminium Caps, as well as Champagne capsules. In production for the last decade, the vinotwist, (a 30x60mm BVS closure) is offered with all possible decorations including offset and silk-screen printing, embossing and hot foil decoration, and our minimum order is only one box of 1,200 pieces!
More than a century experiance and the in-house machine shop is used to train our young technicians for 4 years, giving them world class hands on experience making them experts at capsule production. This ensures that our products stay top of the line and keeps our customers completely satisfied!
Commissioning of a photovoltaic system with 813 kWp
130th anniversary BT-Watzke
Commissioning of a photovoltaic system with 192 kWp
1500 m2 expansion of the production area
Commissioning of a photovoltaic system with 198 kWp
800 m² expansion of the production area at BT-Watzke
Extension of the coating plant at BT-Watzke
BT-Watzke America founded by BT-Watzke
New construction of 1,880 m² dispatch hall at BT-Watzke
BT-Watzke receives STARS OF STYRIA award
BT-Watzke introduces the vinotwist brand
Takeover of Watzke by BT-Group on 7th February 2005 and BT-Watzke GmbH formed
Watzke moves into the newly built company building
Watzke factory partially destroyed by serious fire
Watzke returns to the bottle capsule production after the war
Watzke requisitioned to manufacture for the Wehrmacht
Watzke and Nagy partnership dissolved due to First World War
Capsule factory founded by Watzke and Nagy