Hamer and Fischbein Americas merge operations to become an industrial bagging technology powerhouse

Both companies announce that as of January 1, 2016 they will merge to form one organization, Hamer-Fischbein, under the Duravant family of operating companies.

Plymouth, MN – January 3, 2016 – 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.

"Hamer-Fischbein is a logical and strategic move for Duravant," states 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," adds Brown. 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," explains Brown. The company will continue to operate out of manufacturing facilities in Plymouth, MN and Statesville, NC.

About Hamer-Fischbein

Hamer-Fischbein designs and manufactures bagging equipment and packaging solutions under the Hamer, Fischbein, Saxon and Inglett brands. These trusted brands combine almost 200 years of industrial bag closing and automated packaging experience to improve packaging line efficiency and profitability. Hamer-Fischbein is the worldwide leader in sewing and sealing equipment and turnkey bag management systems. The portfolio includes the widest product range of weighing, filling and bag closing technologies; manual, semi- and fully automatic bagging systems; form fill seal bagging automation; conveyors; and robotic bag palletizers. Hamer-Fischbein serves diverse end markets including agriculture, animal feed, seed, pet food, chemical, mineral, milling, food, building material, medical and pharmaceutical, lawn & garden and packaged ice with sales and service in over 190 countries. The company operates manufacturing facilities in Plymouth, MN and Statesville, NC.  Hamer-Fischbein is a Duravant Company.

For more information visit www.hamerinc.com or www.fischebin.com.

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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