Thiele Technologies Announces Acquisition of Sure-Feed Product Line from Pitney Bowes

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Larry Smith, President and CEO of Thiele Technologies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-speed integrated packaging equipment solutions headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. (USA), has announced the acquisition of select products from Pitney Bowes formerly marketed as Pitney Bowes Direct Mail Solutions and Sure-Feed Engineering.

According to John Curie, General Manager of Thiele Technologies' Feeder Business Unit, "We couldn't be more pleased to add the Sure-Feed Product Line to our industry leading product offerings. The combination of the Streamfeeder and Sure-Feed Product Lines will provide excellent value for all of our customers by expanding our product offerings."

Established more than a decade ago, the Sure-Feed Product Line has provided innovative, quality friction feeder solutions for customers in a variety of industries worldwide. Since 2007, it has been part of the Document Messaging Technologies business segment at Pitney Bowes, a global technology company offering innovative products and solutions that enable commerce in the areas of customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement, shipping and mailing, and global ecommerce. More than 1.5 million clients in approximately 100 countries around the world rely on products, solutions and services from Pitney Bowes. For additional information, visit Pitney Bowes at

Thiele Technologies, a division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc., was formed as an operating group in 1998 through the acquisition of Bemis Packaging Machinery Company and the subsequent integration of Thiele Engineering Company, Master Palletizer, Frontier Equipment, Edmeyer, Slidell, Streamfeeder, SWF Companies, Inc., Nigrelli Systems, Hudson-Sharp Machine Company, and SYMACH. Combining more than 100 years of experience, Thiele has become a well-balanced global supplier of packaging machinery systems and solutions, providing a full complement of equipment for high-speed: bag filling and palletizing, case packaging and palletizing, cartoning, bundling, pre-made bag and pouch, and placing/feeding solutions.


Thiele Technologies, Inc. is a leader in the design, manufacture and integration of high-speed packaging solutions for a variety of industries, including fresh and frozen food, pet food, beverage, brewery, dairy, bakery, pharmaceutical, health and beauty, chemical, horticulture, industrial goods, paper goods, medical devices, and consumer mailing and collating. Our complete range of end-of-line packaging machinery includes placing, feeding, bagging, cartoning, case packing, robotic, palletizing, premade bag, pouch equipment, and reclosable packaging solutions for a broad range of domestic and international markets.


Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $2 billion organization with 8,000-plus team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. To see how, go to

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