- June 21, 2004, pffc-online.com
GREEN BAY, WI, USA—Earlier this month, the Hudson-Sharp Machine Company announced its acquisition of the assets and products of Amplas, Inc.,the plastic bag and pouch machinery business based in Green Bay.
States Hudson Sharp's release about the purchase:
Headquartered in Green Bay, The Hudson-Sharp Machine Company is a world leader in the design and manufacture of plastic bag and pouch making equipment and pre-zippered film systems.
Mr. Tim Davis, CEO of Hudson-Sharp stated that "This acquisition of talented resources and market proven products provides Hudson-Sharp a unique opportunity for growth beyond the combination of the product lines. By combining our technology, intellectual property, market presence and reputations with Amplas, Hudson-Sharp will be positioned to bring international market reach to the Amplas products, provide technology to more appropriately address customer requirements, and enhance the product service and parts capabilities of both organizations."
Day to day operations at Amplas are ongoing with the integration of products and personnel to take place over the next few months.
The acquisition brings to Hudson-Sharp market leading bottomseal technology including high-speed pin stacking, clamp stacking and heavy gauge film equipment for the production of bags for applications such as concrete, fertilizer and peat moss. In addition, the newly patented Valve Bag equipment opens the door to Hudson-Sharp into a previously unexplored market in the free-flow industry.