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Robotics firm Duravant buys packaging outfit

By Oscar Rousseau contact

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Ohlson Packaging works with top meat producers like Tyson Food and Maple Leaf Foods
Ohlson Packaging works with top meat producers like Tyson Food and Maple Leaf Foods

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Duravant, a robotics and machinery supplier to blue chip meat processors, has acquired Massachusetts-based Ohlson Packaging for an undisclosed sum.

The takeover enhances Duravant’s portfolio of food processing machinery, bringing Ohlson Packaging’s mix of linear weighers, vertical baggers, pouch machines, rotary tables and more under Duravant’s ownership.

Our team is very excited to welcome Ohlson Packaging to the family of Duravant Operating Companies,​” said Mike Kachmer, CEO of Duravant, in a press statement.

We truly appreciate the opportunity to partner with John Ohlson [president of Ohlson Packaging] and the entire Ohlson Packaging team. 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.​”

Ohlson president ‘very excited’

Founded in 1967, Ohlson Packaging has built up a respectable client portfolio, working with food industry heavyweights including Kraft Foods, Tyson Foods​ and Maple Leaf Foods​. Cosmetics big pharma and hardware are other sectors that Ohlson Packaging, a manufacturer of automatic and semi-automatic machines, works with.

On the takeover launched by Duravant, Ohlson said the business was “very excited about joining Duravant​”.

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.​”

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