Duravant acquires Ohlson Packaging

Equipment supplier Duravant has acquired Ohlson Packaging, a weighing, counting and filling machine manufacturer – a move which will expand its product portfolio in North America.

Based in Massachusetts, US, Ohlson Packaging designs and manufactures automatic and semi-automatic net weighing and counting machines. Its product portfolio includes combination and linear weighers, vertical baggers, pouch machines, bucket elevators, rotary tables and supply hoppers. The company has worked with Frito-Lay, Hershey’s, Kraft Foods, Tyson Foods and Maple Leaf Foods.

The company has built its business on a developed system that reduces its customers’ labour time, decreases square footage required for packaging and increases shelf life of perishable products through modified atmosphere packaging.

With manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia, Duravant serves the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors.

“We truly appreciate the opportunity to partner with John Ohlson and the entire Ohlson Packaging team,” says Mike Kachmer, CEO of Duravant. “They have done an outstanding job of growing their business in a profitable way while demonstrating values that are perfectly aligned with those at Duravant.”

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

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