Packaging automation celebration at Brenton

By Jenni Spinner

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Related tags: Automated packaging systems, Manufacturing

Brenton is marking 25 years of building automatic case packers and other equipment.
Brenton is marking 25 years of building automatic case packers and other equipment.
Brenton, a MN-based packaging machinery firm, is marking its 25th anniversary of providing automated equipment to food manufacturers and other industries.

The firm (a division of Pro Mach) got its start as a custom manufacturer of cable-car lift systems. After tackling custom packaging machine orders, Brenton switched gears to specialize in automated packaging equipment.

Complex jobs

Over its quarter-century of existence, the firm has honed in on case-packing solutions, becoming known for taking on complex automation challenges that other manufacturers take a pass on.

The company’s current line of equipment includes:

  • case packers
  • shrink wrappers
  • palletizers
  • material handling

In addition to advanced automated packaging systems, the company also builds Currie-brand palletizers and Orion-brand stretch wrappers in its Center for Engineering and Manufacturing excellence in MN. Its customers reach across North and South America, Europe and Asia.

Innovation history

The firm’s innovations include launching the first all servo-driven case packer in 1997; that led to the BrentonPro Series line manufactured today.

When acquired in 1998 by Pro Mach, Brenton joined a family of more than 20 brands providing processing and packaging equipment, tracking, training and other solutions.

The company's machines are put to the test in the Center for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence, which stretches across more than 200,000 sq. ft. The structure houses engineering, manufacturing and factory acceptance testing capabilities.

Stand-out service

Pro Mach’s end-of-line president Barry Heiser said Brenton excels in its design, build and testing services for complete packaging systems.

This allow us to develop the most efficient and effective packaging system possible for our customers before it is installed on their factory floor, speeding their path to productivity and lowering their integration risks and costs​,” he said.

Brenton will host a reception Thurs., July 25th from 4 pm to 6 pm, at its Alexandria, MN facility.

Related topics: Processing & Packaging

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