ARPAC Announces Acquisition of Lambert Material Handling
9511 W. River St.
Schiller Park, IL, 60176
Press release date: March 14, 2014
Schiller Park, Illinois, USA
ARPAC, a best-in-class OEM integrator of complete end-of-line packaging solutions, continues on the path of strong and highly focused growth through the acquisition of Lambert (formerly Lamson) Material Handling. Lambert has been an industry leader and manufacturer of conventional palletizers for over 66 years, introducing the first automatic palletizer to the North American market in 1948.
"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," says Gary Ehmka, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Arpac. 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."
"What ARPAC offers is unique within the industry- the most comprehensive and complete product offering and unparalleled aftermarket support and services, within a single manufacturing operation and under one management team," noted Rick Allegretti, President and CEO of ARPAC. "The acquisition of Lambert builds on our commitment to industry excellence and dedication to identifying and delivering what our customers want, complete end-of-line OEM integration.
"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," said Bob Manion, President, Lambert Material Handling. "It's a win-win for all of our customers, employees and the industry."
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ARPAC LLC is THE OEM integrator for complete end-of-line packaging solutions. With more than 30,000 installations worldwide, our packaging systems have been successfully implemented in food, beverage, printing & publishing, pharmaceutical, personal care, building supplies, automotive, material handling industries, as well as a wide range of industrial and consumer products. To better serve the needs of our client base ARPAC offers custom engineered, fully integrated systems.
Our integration projects can range from a few strategically matched machines to complex systems incorporating equipment from multiple OEM sources. Expertise includes primary packaging, bundlers, wrappers, case/tray formers, shrink tunnels, palletizers, robots & virtually all types of material handling hardware. ARPAC has more than 30 design engineers & an applications development team to design, develop & manufacture complex integrated systems. Additionally, we design & program our own control systems in-house with the floor capacity to assemble large integrated systems & test them in their entirety!
Our extensive integration capabilities allow us to design, build & install a custom manufacturing system to meet your specific production requirements. The benefits of turnkey integration include: consistent design, programs, HMI's & documentation. Additionally, you get the benefits of a single source supplier including centralized project management, support, testing, training, parts & service.
ARPAC's aftermarket support system & breadth of equipment is unmatched in the industry: case packers, tray packers, shrink wrappers & bundlers, case & tray formers, shrink tunnels, robotic palletizers & stretch wrappers. ARPAC's wide product offering, experienced technical staff, & state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities make us the perfect partner for your next integration project. Our headquarters, manufacturing, training facility and showroom are centrally located in Schiller Park, IL near O'Hare airport.