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.

Downers Grove, IL – May 28, 2015 – Duravant, a global engineered equipment manufacturer serving the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors, announced today it has acquired Hamer, LLC, the Plymouth, MN based manufacturer of packaging equipment specializing in automated bagging systems, fillers, sealers and robotic palletizers. The purchase expands Duravant’s packaging platform and strengthens its engineering, design and service expertise in bag management system solutions. Duravant acquired Hamer from Hanover Partners and Tuckerman Capital.

Hamer’s innovative, high quality and value-added packaging solutions include equipment for dosing, filling, bag closing, form fill seal automation, palletizing and fully automatic turnkey bagging systems. With a commitment to fast manufacture, innovative value-add designs and stringent quality assurance, Hamer has been a trusted brand for nearly 90 years. And, with a highly trained team of technical support professionals, Hamer is well-known for developing long-standing relationships with their customers by providing unparalleled aftermarket service and support.

Hamer is a strategic acquisition that strengthens Duravant’s consistent pursuit of operational excellence, commitment to innovation through new product development and intense focus on growth by providing exceptional service. “We are excited to welcome the exceptional Hamer team to the Duravant family of operating companies,” said Mike Kachmer, CEO of Duravant. “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.”

Dan Brown, President of Hamer will continue to lead the Hamer organization. Mr. Brown joined Hamer in 2002 as VP of Sales and Marketing and successfully built a market-focused organization driven by engineering excellence. Hamer’s commitment to providing the most superior customer support was the strategic driver behind their growth initiatives which focused on expanding sales channels, product lines and manufacturing capacity. “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,” said Mr. Brown.