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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.

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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.
811 Live Oak Street, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
United States

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ACTIVE MATERIALS

Biodegradable; Machinery; Paper & Paperboard; Recyclable; Sustainability


ACTIVE CATEGORIES

alcoholic beverages; baby & toddlers; bakery; cereals; confectionery; dairy; desserts & ice cream; fruit & vegetables; hot drinks; household; meat, fish & eggs; other industries; personal care; pet food; pharmaceuticals; ready meals & side dishes; sauces & seasonings; snacks; soft drinks; soup; sports nutrition; spreads; sugar & sweeteners; supplements


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In 1940, in the town of Quincy, Illinois, Morris P. Neal founded A-B-C Packaging Machine Corporation. An engineer by trade, Mr. Neal designed the original box makers and sealers that automated the packaging line. A-B-C equipment became known for its simplicity and reliability and the company's success grew. Soon, the product line was expanded to include bottle and can handling equipment and reshipper bottle decasers.

By the 1950's, Florida was the fastest growing state in the Union. Mr. Neal moved the company's offices to Clearwater and the manufacturing plant to Tarpon Springs on Florida's west coast, joining the thousands of Americans who sought the state's booming business opportunities and temperate climate. The move proved fruitful as the company tripled in size. The product line grew to include the first case sealers that used a new instant-bonding hot melt adhesive

On October 12, 1951, A-B-C became a member of the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) and A-B-C management joined other packaging pioneers at a PMMI meeting at the Mid Pines Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina.

In the early 1970's, James L. Neal, Morris's son, became president, and the company continued to grow. The late 1970's saw another packaging revolution, with the introduction of the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) beverage bottle. A-B-C developed innovative PET bottle packaging lines that linked case erectors, H-partition inserters and pad inserters to help blowmolders keep up with the burgeoning demand.

By 1981, virtually every blowmolder in the country was operating packaging lines built by A-B-C. A pioneer in adapting successful machinery innovation for American markets, A-B-C signed an agreement with Max Kettner GmbH in 1977, and was among the first U.S. companies to customize European bottle handling machinery designs for the U.S. packaging industry.

As the packaging industry consolidated in the 1980's and 1990's, A-B-C remained fiercely independent, led by president Donald G. Reichert. The company's sales network stretched into the Caribbean, Mexico, South America, Australia and the Far East. The product line expanded to include case palletizers, partition inserters, tab slitters and bulk depalletizers.

Today, A-B-C's Tarpon Springs facility encompasses 100,000 square feet, with approximately 10,000 square feet devoted to the general offices, sales, and engineering and the remainder utilized for manufacturing, assembly and parts inventory. A-B-C machines operate around the world in many industries including food, beverage, household chemicals, computer electronics, cosmetics and glass and plastic bottle manufacturing.

As the company embarks on the challenges of the 21st century, led by current president Mark Reichert, it is with a continued focus on quality, innovation and service. Over 76 years in business has shown that a firm commitment to serving customers will ensure mutual success in the future.



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PACKAGING & TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Top Sealer Features Powered Top Compression Section To Ensure Square, Well-Sealed Cases

01 Jun 2004 --- Tarpon Springs, FL – For packagers seeking a top case sealer that accommodates case variations and ensures square cases that palletize well, the solution is the Model 336 top case sealer from... Read More

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Semi-automatic palletizing

01 Mar 2004 --- The A-B-C Model 72SA semi-automatic case palletizer gives packagers an affordable option for upgrading their palletizing. Elevator table operates by foot pedal or push button. Constructed with a... Read More

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Low-level case palletizer

01 Feb 2004 --- A-B-C offers a compact, low-level design of its 72A case palletizer that automatically stacks corrugated cases, trays, or molded foam trays, serving a variety of packaging functions.

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Tray packer for beverage bottles

01 Dec 2003 --- A-B-C offers the Model 170 tray packer for bottles or containers in chipboard multipacks. It accumulates product and packs and seals trays automatically at speeds to 25 trays/min. Machine is... Read More




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