Duravant, Downers Grove, IL, has acquired Hamer LLC, Plymouth, MN, a 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.

According to Duravant, Hamer is a strategic acquisition that strengthens its 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,” says 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. He joined the company in 2002 as vice president of sales and marketing. “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,” he says.