Packaging companies Hamer, Fischbein Americas merge

New company will focus on bag filling, bag closing, automated bagging and robotic palletizing

Hamer and Fischbein Americas, both companies with a stronghold in the industrial bagging and bag closing equipment industries, will combine operations to further enhance their ability to offer highly engineered, yet competitively priced, packaging equipment solutions to their customers. The Hamer-Fischbein union combines almost 200 years of industrial bag closing and automated packaging experience. The company will continue to focus on its core businesses: bag filling, bag closing, automated bagging and robotic palletizing.

The company will operate under the Duravant family of operating companies.

“Hamer-Fischbein is a logical and strategic move for Duravant,” said Dan Brown, president of Hamer-Fischbein. “Combining the two companies’ technology and engineering strengths across our main equipment segments will accelerate new product development and allow us to bring this innovation and value to our customers.”

The fastest, most accurate bagging scales; leading-edge bag sewing, sealing and tagging systems; as well as highly efficient, fully automatic bagging machines are key innovation priorities for the company. Hamer and Fischbein have historically served many of the same market segments and in many cases the same customer base.

“Being united allows us to offer the best technology available, a more integrated and complete end-user solution, and expanded customer service base for our customers,” said Brown.

The company will continue to operate out of manufacturing facilities in Plymouth, Minnesota, and Statesville, North Carolina.