The invention relates to a device (1) for creating packaged units (2). In said device, containers (3) arranged in a wide stream of containers are subdivided into multiple one-lane streams of containers (4.1 and 4.2) by forming lanes, partial units to be packaged (5.1 and 5.2) are formed and then combined to subsequently form a packaged unit (2) by means of at least one separation and/or nesting unit for separating and nesting a predetermined number of containers (3). Application elements (13, 14) are provided such that at least one of the containers (3) of the packaged unit (2; 5.1, 5.2) has an adhesive or glue and/or an adhesive or glue application on at least one contact surface. A linear conveyor (6) is provided that includes conveying elements (12), each of which has a controllable drive (15) and which revolve along a guiding element (13). The conveying elements (12) have a number of top guides (14) that corresponds to the number of containers (3) which are to form a packaged unit (2). The top guides (14) are axially movable and/or rotatable in relation to the conveying element (12).