Arpac acquires Extreme Packaging

Arpac expands their horizontal shrink wrapper technology and product offering with the acquisition of Extreme Packaging Machinery Inc.

Schiller Park, IL – May 25, 2017 – Arpac, the leader in end-of-line packaging solutions specializing in engineered-to-order and complete integrated systems and a subsidiary of Duravant LLC, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Extreme Packaging Machinery Inc. ["Extreme"]. The acquisition expands Arpac's product offering for secondary packaging equipment and enhances their technology position for shrink wrap systems.

Founded in 1990, Extreme designs and manufactures high performance, low maintenance auto shrink wrap machines, shrink tunnels, and automated infeed systems. Renowned for their consistent drive for innovation, Extreme excels in designing high speed, high quality, and reliable horizontal shrink wrap systems including the Zero Edge Sealer, a uniquely designed horizontal shrink wrapper that eliminates material scrap and delivers savings to operators. Extreme's product offering is directly complementary to Arpac's portfolio.

"Arpac constantly focuses on delivering the most advanced and innovative technologies in packaging machinery, and we found that in Extreme," states Rick Allegretti, President of Arpac. "We are confident that Extreme's technology coupled with Arpac’s infrastructure will deliver the best packaging solutions to our customers and partners."

Ray Uttaro, President of Extreme, says, "We are very excited about joining Arpac and are happy to bring our technology to Arpac." Uttaro continues, "Our new patented Zero Edge Sealer is the only shrink wrapper on the market that eliminates waste and saves film."

Gary Ehmka, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Arpac, adds, "The Extreme horizontal shrink wrapping technology is recognized throughout the industry as robust and state-of-the-art. Arpac is excited to bring Ray Uttaro and this product offering into our organization to further complement our complete end-of-line value proposition."

About Arpac

Arpac, headquartered in Schiller Park, IL, is a packaging machinery manufacturing and service organization. Arpac specializes in designing integrated production lines tailor-fit to customers' needs. Arpac's vast product portfolio includes shrink wrappers, shrink bundlers, tray formers, case formers, tray packers, case packers, shrink tunnels, and pallet stretch wrappers. Arpac serves producers of foods, beverages, printed publications, pharmaceutical goods, health & beauty products, building supplies, automotive products, material handling companies and a wide variety of industrial and consumer goods. This broad scope of expertise has led Arpac to develop an equally wide range of machinery, capable of solving virtually any packaging problem. Arpac is a Duravant Company.

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About Duravant

Headquartered in Downers Grove, IL, Duravant is a global engineered equipment company with an over 100-year operating history. Through their portfolio of operating companies, Duravant delivers trusted end-to-end process solutions for customers and partners through engineering and integration expertise, project management and operational excellence. With worldwide sales distribution and service networks they provide immediate and lifetime aftermarket support to all the markets they serve in the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors. Duravant's market-leading brands are synonymous with innovation, durability and reliability.

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