What Fette
Compacting does

With more than 5,000 installed machines, Fette Compacting is the global market leader for tablet presses in the pharmaceutical industry. And in the area of capsule filling, too, Fette Compacting sets maximum standards in efficiency – with an output volume of up to 400,000 capsules per hour.

Fette Compacting is based in Schwarzenbek near Hamburg. The company operates a second production facility in Nanjing, China. Fette Compacting is a member of Excellence United – an alliance of leading family companies in special machine engineering for the pharmaceutical industry.


  • World market leader

    The No. 1 for integrated solutions for industrial tablet production

  • Specialist

    Technology leader for high-performance machines for the pharmaceutical industry

  • System partner

    Apart from tablet presses and capsule filling machines, the range also comprises tableting tools and process equipment.

  • Competence partner

    The range also comprises all support, training and consulting services.

Our values at work

Fette Compacting machines are made to improve the health and wellbeing of people all over the world. Thus, doing good is lying in our genes. As a family-owned company, we have been thinking and acting in a socially, societally and ecologically responsible manner for generations.

We are pleased that we were awarded the internationally renowned EcoVadis label in silver for our sustainability strategy 2019. The institute attaches particular importance to the topics of environmental protection, labor law and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement.

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Lifetime Efficiency:
continuous optimization for more value creation

Lifetime Efficiency is the offer with which we help our customers to open up previously unused potentials in the manufacture of solid pharmaceutical products. We don’t just solve day-to-day problems in your production facility, but work together with you – systematically – to increase the value creation of your entire production process and the quality of your products. The key: improved efficiency in every phase of the production cycle.

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Fette Compacting worldwide

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In addition to its headquarters in Germany, Fette Compacting also maintains subsidiaries in eleven other countries. China (production facility), Belgium, Brazil, England, France, India, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, the USA, and the UAE.

Competence Centers

Fette Compacting is the only manufacturer in the industry to maintain a global network of five fully-equipped Competence Centers for development, service, consulting, and training. These are located in Germany, the USA, Brazil, India, and China.

Excellence United
Full service within a network

Excellence United is a strategic alliance between five leading German family-owned special machine engineers and plant manufacturers. Under the umbrella of this alliance, Fette Compacting, Glatt, Harro Höfliger and Uhlmann bundle their competencies and offer their customers the highest-quality, leading technological solutions for the entire value-added chain of medical product and pharmaceutical production.

A unique network, with more than 800 service employees around the world, also supports customers in all markets with a comprehensive range of services.

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