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Columbia/Okura Announces Alliance with Fischbein

January 26, 2015

Columbia/Okura LLC, a leading provider of robotic palletizing solutions in North America, announces the formation of a strategic alliance with Fischbein Americas, a world leader in bag closing technology and packaging solutions. This customer-focused alliance was initiated by each company’s shared commitment to providing single source, end-to-end, fully automated bag packaging solutions.
      
This strategic alliance combines Columbia/Okura’s robotic bag palletizing expertise with Fischbein’s 100 years of experience designing and manufacturing bag weighing, handling, and closing equipment, to provide completely integrated line solutions.
      
“Columbia/Okura and Fischbein have worked together for well over a decade,” said Brian Hutton, president, Columbia/Okura LLC. “The formalization of our strong working relationship into a strategic alliance was the next logical step in our evolution. This strategic collaboration allows both companies to provide our mutual customers with premium quality, best of breed equipment, providing truly optimized, integrated line performance with intelligent self-pacing software communications.”
      
The intelligent self-pacing software solution is a synchronized system that automatically paces the speed of the bagger based on the status of the palletizer. This proprietary software and communication system optimizes the throughput of the complete bagging system and is programmed to communicate exclusively between Columbia/Okura and Fischbein equipment.
      
Columbia/Okura LLC designs, integrates, and commissions end-of-line robotic palletizing solutions for most major industries. For almost 20 years, Columbia/Okura has been a leading provider of robotic palletizing systems by delivering custom-engineered solutions meeting demanding customer requirements. Serving clients in agriculture, animal feed, seed, pet food, chemical, mineral, milling, food, building materials, and medical industries, Columbia/Okura provides a robotic palletizing solution to meet the needs of any application. Headquartered in Vancouver, WA, Columbia/Okura is a joint venture of material handling leaders Columbia Machine Inc. and Okura USA Inc.
      
Fischbein designs and manufactures bag packaging equipment and complete systems under the Fischbein, Saxon, and Inglett brands. For more than 100 years, Fischbein has been a leader in agriculture, animal feed, seed, pet food, chemical, mineral, milling, food, building material, medical, and pharmaceutical industries. Fischbein has a full range of sealing, filling, weighing, handling, and palletizing equipment that is sold and services in more than 190 countries. Fischbein is a Duravant Company.  

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