DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – Duravant LLC announced Dec. 21 it had acquired Wulftec International Inc. Wulftec, based in Ayer’s Cliff, Quebec, has a product portfolio that includes semi-automatic and fully-automatic stretch wrappers, fully-automatic strapping machines and end-of-line system components.

“We are very pleased to welcome the Wulftec team to the Duravant family,” said Mike Kachmer, CEO of Downers Grove, Illinois-based Duravant. “Wulftec has successfully built long-standing relationships with blue-chip customers through their partnership-based approach with certified distributors, integrators and direct sales agents that deliver expert local support. The Wulftec name is synonymous with quality and innovation in the marketplace, and we look forward to continuing that tradition of excellence.”

Wulftec International has designed, engineered and manufactured stretch wrapping and strapping equipment for more than 25 years. The company offers packaging solutions to a number of markets including food and beverage, distribution and logistics, construction materials and consumer products.

“We see tremendous opportunities to bring Wulftec to the next level; supported by a financially solid group who has visions and values that are in perfect alignment with ours,” said Priscille Tremblay, director of sales at Wulftec. “All of our partners and employees should be proud of what Wulftec is today and their contribution to this great success.”

Wulftec has more than 350 certified technicians in North America who specialize in delivering focused application-based technical support and service.

“Our partnership with Wulftec extends Duravant’s reach in the end-of-line packaging segment,” Kachmer said. “We truly value Wulftec’s commitment to quality and unwavering dedication to servicing the customer which align with Duravant’s core values and operating principles.”

Duravant owns Marlen International, which serves the pet food and treat industry.

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