Duravant has bolstered its secondary packaging equipment capabilities in North America with the acquisition of Arpac, a manufacturer of complete end-of-line packaging solutions.
The purchase will expand Duravant’s packaging platform and strengthens the company’s systems integration and direct service capabilities, it said.
Arpac is renowned for providing high-quality shrink bundling machinery to the industry, and has recently experienced expansive growth as an OEM integrator with in-house capabilities to configure, manufacture and service complete end-of-line packaging solutions.
“We are delighted to welcome Arpac to the Duravant family of operating companies,” said Mike Kachmer, CEO of Duravant. “Arpac is a strategic acquisition for our packaging machinery segment and reflects the high-quality, high-reliability and customer-centric standards that’s at the core of all our businesses.
“In addition to expanding our product offering for the growing multi-pack market, our acquisition of Arpac amplifies our ability to engineer end-to-end systems and complete line solutions.”
Additionally, Arpac is the engine behind SupportPro, a service and parts organisation that provides on-site support for packaging machinery and wrapping equipment with a fleet of factory-trained field technicians and service vehicles.
“SupportPro is uniquely built and resourced to provide the type of direct service and support that manufacturers in high-production environments demand,” Kachmer added. “We’re looking forward to expanding our local end-user support and footprint through SupportPro.”
Arpac president Rick Allegretti, who will continue to lead the business after its takeover, said: “Our new partnership with Duravant is truly exciting for the Arpac team and an excellent cultural fit with great alignment. Arpac’s focus on innovation directly connects with Duravant’s commitment to building customer partnerships through operational excellence, new product development and lifetime comprehensive aftermarket support.”
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