May 15, 2019

Duravant to Acquire Motion06

Engineered equipment leader Duravant expands global offerings with signing to acquire Motion06, Austrian manufacturer of specialized conveyor modules.

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December 21, 2018

Duravant Acquires Wulftec

Engineered equipment leader Duravant expands end-of-line packaging automation portfolio with Wulftec partnership.

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August 21, 2018

Key Technology and Heat and Control Form Strategic Partnership in Australia, New Zealand and India

Key Technology, Inc., a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, and Heat and Control Pty Ltd. announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to support customers in Australia, New Zealand and India. Under the terms of the agreement, Key has appointed Heat and Control as their exclusive agent to sell and service Key’s high performance digital sorters, vibratory conveyors and other automation systems in Australia, New Zealand and India, effective immediately

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March 20, 2018

Duravant Acquires Key Technology

Engineered equipment leader Duravant expands global offerings with acquisition of Key Technology

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March 9, 2018

Duravant Extends Cash Tender Offer for all Outstanding Shares of Key Technology to Complete Marketing Period

Downers Grove, IL – March 9, 2018 – In connection with the previously announced agreement to acquire Key Technology, Inc. (“Key Technology”) (NASDAQ: KTEC), Duravant LLC (“Duravant”) announced today that it has extended the expiration of its tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Key Technology’s common stock for $26.75 per share in cash, without interest, and net of applicable withholding of taxes. The tender offer is being extended to allow additional time to complete the marketing period for Duravant’s debt financing as contemplated by the merger agreement for the transaction.

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March 8, 2018

Duravant Acquires QC Conveyors

Engineered equipment leader Duravant expands material handling product offerings in North America with QC Conveyors acquisition.

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Feb 9, 2018

Duravant Commences Cash Tender Offer for all Outstanding Shares of Key Technology

Duravant LLC (“Duravant”) announced today that on February 8, 2018, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Duravant, Cascade Merger Sub, Inc., commenced a cash tender for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Key Technology, Inc. (“Key Technology”) (NASDAQ: KTEC) at price per share of $26.75, net to the seller in cash, without interest and subject to any withholding of taxes.

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Jan 25, 2018

Duravant To Acquire Key Technology

Engineered equipment leader Duravant has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Key Technology.

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Jan 3, 2018

Duravant Acquires Ohlson Packaging

Engineered equipment leader Duravant expands product offerings in North America with Ohlson acquisition.

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Sep 20, 2017

Duravant introduces service solutions to its U.S. customers and will be exhibiting SupportPro in booth C-1451 at the Pack Expo show in Las Vegas, NV

Duravant, a global leader in engineered equipment, is offering an equipment lifecycle program, SupportPro, to customers in the packaging, food processing and material handling industries across the United States. Certified SupportPro technicians are trained to service equipment from the Duravant family of operating companies: Arpac, Hamer-Fischbein, Mespack, FMH Conveyors and Marlen International. In addition, the technicians have decades of experience troubleshooting and maintaining other popular OEM brands.

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Aug 20, 2017

Marlen International acquires Unitherm Food Systems, an innovative provider of thermal food processing equipment

Marlen International, Inc., a global manufacturer of highly engineered food processing equipment and systems, and a subsidiary of Chicago-based Duravant LLC, has acquired Unitherm Food Systems, adding a new set of thermal processing technologies to Marlen’s existing offering of food processing solutions that maximize food product quality, production efficiency and safety.

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Aug 8, 2017

Mespack Acquires SR Innova

Mespack expands their end-of-line packaging technology and product offering with the acquisition of Barcelona-based SR Innova.

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May 25, 2017

Arpac acquires Extreme Packaging

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

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May 15, 2017

FMH Conveyors International receives certification from the International Organization for Standardization

High scores reiterate FMH Conveyors International's commitment to customers.

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March 23, 2017

Duravant to exhibit at world's largest packaging industry event in 2017

Global industrial automation company, Duravant, will showcase solutions from their portfolio of operating companies at upcoming Interpack show in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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February 14, 2017

FMH Conveyors announces opening of new facility in Jonesboro

Leading material handling equipment provider, FMH Conveyors, prepares for future growth by investing in a new 195,000 square foot building.

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January 10, 2017

Marlen International acquires Afoheat, an innovative provider of gas powered heating, roasting, searing and grilling equipment solutions for the food industry

Marlen International, Inc. has acquired Afoheat, adding a new set of continuous thermal processing technologies to their existing batch thermal solutions. The acquisition enhances their ability to serve a more diverse customer base while drawing on the strong reputation of the Marlen and Afoheat brands.

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November 2, 2016

Duravant acquires Arpac expanding their secondary packaging equipment and integration capabilities

Engineered equipment leader Duravant bolsters product and service offerings in North America with Arpac acquisition. Company looks to further develop growing SupportPro footprint.

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January 3, 2016

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.

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June 18, 2015

Duravant acquires Mespack, global technology leader in flexible packaging machinery

Duravant expands global footprint in packaging segment with acquisition of Mespack, the European-based manufacturer specializing in horizontal form-fill-seal technologies for flexible pouches and stick packs.

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May 28, 2015

Duravant acquires Hamer, LLC, expanding reach with packaging equipment solutions

Engineered equipment leader Duravant announces the acquisition of Hamer, LLC, an established manufacturer of high quality specialty automated packaging equipment and systems.

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March 20, 2015

Flexible Material Handling and Best Conveyors Unite Under a New Name – FMH Conveyors

FMH Conveyors, a newly branded manufacturer and supplier of conveyor systems with over 87 years of expertise and leadership in material handling will debut at the ProMat 2015 Show in Chicago, IL.

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January 26, 2015

Fischbein Forms Strategic Alliance with Columbia/Okura

Fischbein Americas announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Columbia/Okura to provide single source, end-to-end, fully automated bagging solutions.

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November 2, 2014

Duravant Debuts at the 2014 Pack Expo Show in Chicago, IL

Our name is new, but our company has long been established as a leader in engineered equipment, serving global customers in the Food Processing, Packaging and Material Handling sectors.

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November 2, 2014

Fischbein Introduces HAS 300 Hot Air Sealer

Fischbein, a world leader in bag closing technology and packaging solutions, has recently introduced the HAS 300 heavy-duty hot air sealer. The HAS 300 is specifically designed for closing polyethylene, pillow-type, and gusset bags within harsh environments.

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November 2, 2014

Marlen International to Exhibit Marlen and Carruthers Food Processing Equipment at Pack Expo International 2014

Marlen International, Inc. announced today its plans to exhibit the Company's latest designs in Marlen and Carruthers food processing machines, including a Marlen OPTI 100 vacuum pump with a MINI-COV volumetric portioner, Carruthers AE5000 2D dicer, and Carruthers Auto-shredder.

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November 2, 2014

Flexible Material Handling Delivers Solutions for Dockless Receiving Retail Stores

Flexible Material Handling, a nationwide provider of flexible and extendable conveyors, announces a new solution for retail stores that do not have a dock to easily move floor loaded product from the trailer into their storerooms.

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