Duravant, Downers Grove, Ill., made its debut as a new company in the packaging, food processing and material handling sector with the compilation of Marlen International, Riverside, Mo.; Fischbein, Statesville, N.C.; Flexible Material Handling, Suwanee, Ga.; and Best Conveyors, LLC, Jonesboro, Ark.

“Our mission is to consistently deliver leading performance to our customers and partners through superior product design, on-time project delivery and exemplary service,” says Mike Kachmer, president and CEO of Duravant. “This is the core of what we do. Duravant is undergoing transformational growth. We were made up of individual companies that were independent and trusted leaders in their respective markets and product categories, but now we are stronger as a family of operating companies tied by a common thread defined by a consistent pursuit of operational excellence, shared best practices for developing new products and an intense focus on growth with a common set of customers.”

With 15 manufacturing and sales locations and over 450 employees around the globe, Duravant delivers end-to-end process solutions through engineering and integration expertise, project management and operational excellence.