Our story

The history of Fardem Packaging BV dates back to 1884. Entrepreneur L.J. Heijmeijer started his business at ‘t Marken in the city of Edam, where he manufactured and traded in burlap bags and burlap cloth. In 1950 he added paper to this business. That is when they started producing multi-walled paper bags. This line of business was sold to the Finnish UPM company in 1989. The foundation for the polyethylene (PE) film company was laid in 1958. They started to extrude polyethylene film and produce industrial polyethylene bags, liners and packaging film.

By now, Fardem Packaging has evolved into a leading company in the European packaging industry. In 1992, the company moved into a new factory building in the industrial park of West Edam. A low-noise, energy-efficient factory, equipped with climate control.

After more than 30 years on the current premises, Fardem is ready for the next step, and a new future is being built on the terrain, with great attention to the human factor and the environment. Various new buildings and machines will ensure that this experienced packaging manufacturer will continue developing in the right direction. During Fardem’s long history, we have had various owners, among which is DSM. Since January 1st, 2012, Fardem Packaging is a part of the OPACKGROUP, a group of seven manufacturers with ten production sites, with its main office in Genderen, in the province of Brabant.

A strong team of packaging producers

Fardem Packaging produces and supplies a full range of specialized, flexible films and packaging in plastic variants. Fardem Packaging is part of the OPACKGROUP: seven manufacturers, ten production sites, independent research lab, inhome reprographics and more than 750 professionals with huge experience! We would like to unburden you; from design to packaging production and implementation.

More than 3,000 customized products

In our digital product environment; innovation and sustainability meet in the diverse range of flexible custom packaging solutions.

With a balanced mix of knowledge and passion for the packaging product, we specialize in developing advanced packaging solutions which not only meet but exceed the demands of today’s dynamic markets!

At home in all markets

In our digital market environment, visitors have reached the destination for customized packaging solutions in a broad spectrum of sectors. We divide these into main areas food, non-food and agri/horticulture.

Discover our, and OPACKGROUP’s detailed market selections meticulously tailored to specific industry needs. With a focus on customization and innovation, you will discover the perfect packaging solutions uniquely designed for your business.

Experience our expertise in packaging for different markets – your journey to customized solutions starts here!

Think in solutions

Meet Fardem’s and OPACKGROUP’s solutions: our online hub – dedicated to the unique properties of packaging. Discover innovative, sustainable customized solutions for a variety of industries. Consider flexible packaging options designed for ultimate product protection and environmental responsibility.

Help us shape a greener, more efficient future – together we can make IMPACT! A few examples:

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    communication on packaging
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    food waste prevention
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    CO2 reduction

Recent news

Learn more about our latest developments, publications, blogs and articles with third parties in the Fardem Packaging newsroom.

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