Duravant expands product portfolio with Ohlson Packaging acquisition

5 January 2018 (Last Updated January 5th, 2018 11:14)

Packaging equipment manufacturer Duravant has acquired Ohlson Packaging, in a bid to expand its product portfolio and strengthen its integration and service capabilities.

Packaging equipment manufacturer Duravant has acquired Ohlson Packaging, in a bid to expand its product portfolio and strengthen its integration and service capabilities.

Ohlson Packaging designs and produces automatic and semi-automatic net weighing and counting machines.

The company’s portfolio includes combination and linear weighers, vertical baggers, pouch machines, bucket elevators, rotary tables and supply hoppers.

“We look forward to carrying on that customer-centric philosophy as a member of the Duravant family.”

Ohlson’s automatic food packaging lines are used by Frito-Lay, Hershey’s, Kraft Foods, Tyson Foods and Maple Leaf Foods to package their products into bags, bottles, boxes, pre-made pouches, cups, containers and trays.

Ohlson Packaging president John Ohlson said: “Ohlson’s commitment to its customers is the cornerstone of our business, and we look forward to carrying on that customer-centric philosophy as a member of the Duravant family.”

The acquisition of Ohlson Packaging will allow Duravant to continue to serve its customers in frozen foods, hardware, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, snack foods, electrical components and beyond.

Duravant designs, manufactures and maintains engineered process equipment for food processing, packaging, and material handling segments worldwide.

With facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, Duravant manufactures high-speed form-fill-seal machines, multi-lane solutions, pre-made pouch filling equipment and continuous motion filling systems.

The company produces shrink wrappers, shrink bundlers, tray formers, case formers, tray packers, case packers, shrink tunnels, palletisers, robotic palletisers and pallet stretch wrappers.

Last August, Duravant subsidiary Marlen International acquired thermal food processing equipment company Unitherm Food Systems.