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Duravant Acquires Packaging Machinery Manufacturer Arpac

November 7, 2016
A piece of Arpac packaging equipment. Image courtesy of Duravant
A piece of Arpac packaging equipment. Image courtesy of Duravant

Downers Grove, IL-based equipment manufacturer Duravant announced the acquisition of Arpac, an end-of-line packaging machinery and solutions provider headquartered in Schller Park, IL, in a Nov. 2 press release.

Serving the food processing, packaging, and material handling sectors, Duravant said the purchase of Arpac will improve the company’s systems integration and direct service capabilities and expands Duravant’s packaging offerings.

“We are delighted to welcome Arpac to the Duravant family of operating companies,” said Mike Kachmer, the chief executive officer of Duravant, in a statement. “Arpac is a strategic acquisition for our packaging machinery segment and reflects the high quality, high reliability and customer-centric standards that’s at the core of all our businesses. In addition to expanding our product offering for the growing multi-pack market, our acquisition of Arpac amplifies our ability to engineer end-to-end systems and complete line solutions.”

With the purchase of Arpac, Duravant is also acquiring the packaging solutions company’s SupportPro system, which offers on-site support for packaging machinery and wrapping equipment. SupportPro technicians provide nationwide equipment support, machine audits, maintenance, and end-user training.

“SupportPro is uniquely built and resourced to provide the type of direct service and support that manufacturers in high-production environments demand. We’re looking forward to expanding our local end-user support and footprint through SupportPro,” said Kachmer.

Arpac’s current president, Rick Allegretti, will remain at the helm of the company after the transaction is finalized.

“Our new partnership with Duravant is truly exciting for the Aprac team and an excellent cultural fit with great alignment,” said Allegretti. “Arpac’s focus on innovation directly connects with Duravant’s commitment to building customer partnerships through operational excellence, new product development, and lifetime comprehensive aftermarket support.”

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