Duravant LLC (“Duravant”), a global engineered equipment and automation solutions provider to the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors, announced the completion of its acquisition of Cloud Packaging Solutions (“Cloud”), a manufacturer of high-speed horizontal flexible packaging equipment headquartered in Des Plaines, IL. The acquisition agreement between Duravant and Hearthside Food Solutions was first announced on November 16th, and yesterday Duravant completed the transaction.

Duravant also announced that as a result of the synergies connecting Cloud’s product offerings with Duravant operating company Mespack’s portfolio of highly engineered equipment, Cloud Packaging Solutions will be re-branded to Mespack-Cloud, a Duravant Company. “There is an extremely strong connection between our two organizations,” said Guillem Clofent, managing director of Mespack. “We’re thrilled to partner with Cloud and work together under an aligned go-to-market strategy. Both Mespack and Mespack-Cloud equipment will be available through the Mespack global sales team."

This alliance brings together two global engineered equipment leaders and extends Duravant’s ability to serve customers and partners in over 190 countries worldwide across multiple sectors including food and beverage, CPG and household goods, pet food and more.

“We’re excited to be a part of the Duravant family of world-class brands and automation solutions,” said Mike Werner, general manager of Mespack-Cloud. “And, we’re even more excited to align with the Mespack team to better serve our customers through a united and collaborative strategy. Duravant’s lifecycle management via the company’s SupportPro services also gives our customers broader access to value-added solutions that will help their operations achieve their productivity and efficiency goals.”

The Cloud brand of packaging machinery has been a technology and speed leader in flexible packaging and filling solutions with an 80-year history of innovation. The Cloud Performa line is the industry standard for sweetener packet production, and the Cloud Hydroforma line dominate the soluble pod rotary sector. Globally recognized for superior engineering, package control and local field service support, the company’s installed base extends to North America, Europe and Asia.