Our story

Verpakkingsindustrie Stempher B.V. was founded in 1890. Stempher produces paper and polyethylene, printed and unprinted, flexible packaging for industrial use. In a dynamic market environment, Stempher developed into a service-oriented player that stands out as a purely customer-oriented organisation with 125 employees.

Verpakkingsindustrie Stempher B.V. has a rich tradition that dates back to 1890. That was the year in which Willem Stempher started his business as a paper merchant in the city of Deventer. Twenty-five years later, they started producing paper bags. In 1937, a subsidiary company of Stempher’s paperware was founded in Rijssen.

In 1970, the board of directors, the administration, accounting and sales departments moved to Rijssen. Shortly afterwards, plastics took up an ever-larger share of the packaging industry, to which the company management reacted. This resulted in the founding of the Polyethylene department in 1971. Since January 2022, Verpakkingsindustrie Stempher B.V. is part of the OPACKGROUP. In 2023, the activities of Papierindustrie Adriaan Dekker in Wormer have been taken over and integrated within Stempher.

Stempher distributes its custom-made packaging mainly in Europe and is active in the following sectors, among others: the food industry, agriculture, chemicals and construction materials. Stempher owns ISO 9001 (since 1994) and BRCGS Packaging Materials (since 2004) certificates, and various customer-specific UN-approved certificates.

A strong team of packaging producers

Stempher produces and supplies a full range of specialized, flexible films and packaging in paper and plastic variants. The group consists of 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 the detailed market selections of our company and parent company OPACKGROUP that are 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 stempher’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

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