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Duravant Acquires Hamer LLC

May 28, 2015

Illinois-based Duravant has acquired packaging equipment company Hamer LLC, the companies announced on Thursday.

Duravant, which owns brands such as Fischbein and FMH Conveyors, acquired Hamer from Hanover Partners and Tuckerman Capital.

Hamer is based in Plymouth, MN and manufactures packaging equipment such as automated bagging systems, fillers, sealers and robotic palletizers.

Located in Downers Grove, IL, Duravant manufactures equipment for the material handling, food processing, and packaging industries. The acquisition of Hamer is expected to expand Duravant’s packaging abilities and strengthen its engineering, design, and service expertise in bag management system solutions.

“We are excited to welcome the exceptional Hamer team to the Duravant family of operating companies,” said Mike Kachmer, CEO of Duravant in the press release. “With Hamer in our portfolio we are able to provide greater service capabilities to our core markets while gaining greater depth into Hamer’s end markets which include agriculture, lawn and garden, industrial dry solids, and packaged ice.”

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Hamer will continue to be led by President Dan Brown, who has been with the company since 2002.

"Hamer consistently strives to exceed our customers' expectations, and with our Duravant partnership, is now well-positioned to further enhance our product and service offerings," Brown said in the press release.

 Hamer has been in business for more than 80 years and launched its first product, the Hamer ring bag closer in 1927.

Duravant is a name and brand that was launched in October 2014 and features products manufactured under brand names such as Marlen International, Carruthers, Saxon, and more.

-Joe Florkowski 

Joe Florkowski is managing editor for Powder & Bulk Solids. He can be reached at [email protected]

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