Edson Packaging Machinery Turns 50
Celebrating a half-century of success, Edson continues its global installations.
June 25, 2012
by Canadian Packaging Staff
From humble beginnings in a Hamilton, Ont. garage to machinery installations around the world, Edson Packaging Machinery is a Canadian success story.
Celebrating its 50th year as a leading manufacturer of high-performance case packing equipment, Edson was acquired by Pro Mach, Inc. in February of 2012.
The company was founded in 1962 by Ed McCrudden and Hugh Anderson (combining ”Ed’ with Ander’son’) when they were commissioned to build a carton packer for a local candy manufacturer. Edson continued to refine its technology and received a Canadian patent for a semi-automatic packaging machine in 1966, followed by a U.S. patent two years later.
Nowadays, Edson provides specialty packaging equipment, parts and service for companies worldwide that require high performance case and tray packing solutions.
Describing itself as an industry leader in packaging solutions for the paper converting and carton industry, including machinery installations in nearly 90 percent of North America’s paper mills, Edson also has long-standing customer relationships with food, pharmaceutical, and consumer goods companies that require innovative, high-speed horizontal case packing, material handling, and top-load robotic solutions.
With a strong reputation for reliability, many of its machines installed in the 1970s are still in service today.
“We’re honored to be celebrating our 50th anniversary,” says Edson vice-president and general manager Gary Evans. “We have been fortunate to have many outstanding customers who have trusted us to help them achieve their manufacturing goals. We have also been fortunate to have many talented employees who have helped us continue to grow our business over the years.”