Duravant acquires Hamer to expand packaging equipment portfolio

30 May 2015

Equipment maker Duravant has purchased packaging machinery manufacturer Hamer to boost its capability in bag management systems.

Known for its specialization in automated bagging systems, fillers, sealers and robotic palletizers, Hamer was previously owned by Hanover Partners and Tuckerman Capital.

Hamer offers dosing, filling, bag closing, form fill seal automation, palletizing and fully automatic turnkey bagging systems.

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."

Duravant manufactures machinery for food processing, packaging and material handling sectors. It operates its packaging business under the brand name Fischbein.

Fischbein offers sealing, filling, weighing, handling, and palletizing equipment for various sectors in 90 countries.

Hamer president Dan Brown, who would continue to lead the firm, said: "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."