( APPLETON/KOHLER, WI) -- Equipment manufacturers CMD Corporation (Appleton, WI) and Viking Packaging Technologies, Inc. (VPT) (Kohler, WI) have executed an exclusive agreement licensing CMD patented vertical, form, fill, seal packaging technology to VPT. This alliance expands the extensive line of Viking Packaging Technologies’ Viking brand VFFS equipment to include high-speed continuous-motion and USDA certified baggers.
CMD will continue to sell VFFS technology, engineering, and product development and will also continue to service existing CMD VFFS customers.
CMD’s president Steve Sakai sees this relationship as unique in an environment where many alliances typically result in a duplication of equipment and cost structures. “VPT has established themselves as one of the fastest growing VFFS solutions providers in the market,” affirms Sakai. “We are pleased to license our patented technology to a group of energetic, creative professionals, who provide total solutions and exemplify our tradition of quality equipment backed by quality service.”
Rick Leonhard, President of Viking says, “This opportunity to partner with CMD gives us a full range of vertical form fill and seal technology across a broad spectrum of product applications and compliments our services, technology and commitment of quality to our customers.”
Impressive Track Records
Viking Packaging Technologies (VPT) is an experienced manufacturer and provider of industry-hardened, state-of-the-art vertical form fill and seal machinery and systems for the packaging industry. They offer a depth and breadth of products and services second to none, making VPT a single-source turnkey packaging provider. The VPT philosophy is to deliver total packaging solutions—from tote to pallet™. The firm offers the premier Viking brand VFFS machines and horizontal baggers; advanced combination scales, weighers and volumetric filling systems; carton forming/loading/closing systems; and advanced control automation that powers the best in the business.
CMD Corporation, an established 25-year equipment designer and manufacturer, is a global supplier to the plastics converting and packaging industries. The company offers a full line of bagmaking, pouchmaking and converting equipment, as well as VFFS rebuild, upgrade and technology services. CMD has established new methods in high-speed rotary bag making, overlapped bag winding, high-speed bag folding and packaging automation, many of which have been patented. In fact, CMD’s commitment to advancing technology is so strong that it has devoted an entire division solely to the development of customized and proprietary technology, processes and equipment.