Packaging equipment manufacturer Duravant has acquired Hamer from Hanover Partners and Tuckerman Capital, in order to expand its capabilities in bag management system solutions.

Hamer manufactures packaging equipment specialising in automated bagging systems, fillers, sealers and robotic palletisers. Based in Minnesota, it offers dosing, filling, bag closing, form fill seal automation, palletizing and fully automatic turnkey bagging systems.

Hamer is also known for providing its customers with aftermarket service and support. Its products are said to provide accurate packaging while keeping designs simple, robust and easy to maintain.

"We are able to provide greater service capabilities to our core markets while gaining greater depth into Hamer’s end markets."

Duravant CEO Mike Kachmer said: "With Hamer in our portfolio, we are able to provide greater service capabilities to our core markets while gaining greater depth into Hamer’s end markets, which include agriculture, lawn and garden, industrial dry solids and packaged ice."

Hamer president Dan Brown will continue to lead the company.

"Hamer consistently strives to exceed our customers’ expectations, and with our Duravant partnership, is now well-positioned to further enhance our product and service offerings," said Brown.

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Duravant designs, makes and maintains engineered process equipment for food processing, packaging, and material handling segments in the US and internationally.

With facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, Duravant manufactures bag packaging equipment and systems, including sealing, filling, weighing, handling, and palletising equipment to serve various industries.