Friday, March 14, 2014

US Packaging Specialist Acquires Material Handling Group

Chicago based firm buys New York Palletiser Supplier
Shipping News Feature

US – Arpac, the specialist packaging supplier based near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, has acquired Lambert (formerly Lamson) Material Handling. Lambert has been a manufacturer of conventional palletisers for over 66 years, introducing the first automatic palletiser to the North American market in 1948.

Arpac is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) integrator supplying packaging solutions for end of line products and designs and programmes own product control systems in-house as well as supplying a full range of packaging supplies from case and tray formers to bundlers, wrappers and robotics. Gary Ehmka, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Arpac, commented on this latest expansion, saying:

"Arpac has strategically grown to be an industry leader in robotic and packaging systems integration by anticipating and understanding the needs of our customers and delivering complete end-of-line integrated solutions that best serve them. We are very excited about this acquisition, which enhances what is indisputably the most complete end-of-line packaging solution in the industry, offering our customers a choice of either conventional or robotic palletizing as part of a completely integrated packaging line."

Lambert is New York headquartered and supplies a wide range of handling equipment including cranes, hoists and vacuum lifting systems as well as palletisers. Bob Manion, President, Lambert Material Handling, commented:

"We look forward to the strong synergy which will be a direct result of incorporating our complementary product line within Arpac's unmatched one stop solution. It's a win-win for all of our customers, employees and the industry."