Canadian Packaging

Engage Technologies acquires NAFM

Not just an engagement but a marriage as Engage acquires NAFM, a leading supplier of shrink sleeve and labeling solutions.

April 2, 2014   by Canadian Packaging Staff

BROOKLYN PARK, Minnesota—Engage Technologies Corporation, the parent company of Squid Ink Manufacturing, Eastey Enterprises, and Cogent Technologies, has announced the acquisition of NAFM, a leading manufacturer and supplier of shrink sleeve and labeling solutions.

NAFM, headquartered in Corona, CA, manufactures and supplies a complete line of shrink sleeve labelers, heat shrink tunnels, full body labels, tamper evident seals and contract labeling and packaging services. NAFM shrink sleeve labeling solutions are used for industries including food and beverage, medical and pharmaceutical, building products, and other manufactured goods. They will continue to operate out of Corona as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Engage.

Engage president and chief executive officer William T. Hoagland comments: “We are excited to add NAFM to the Engage Technologies team, which expands our strategically important packaging equipment and product labeling platform. NAFM brings a strong brand, excellent complementary products, and management with over 50 years of experience providing shrink labeling solutions to the industry. They are a clear leader in the shrink sleeve arena offering us significant opportunities for further growth, and we look forward to merging our product lines and sales channels.”

Adds NAFM director of operations John Yamasaki, “This is a win-win for our customers.


“As part of Engage Technologies, we have the financial and organizational backing to expand our capabilities, increase the promotion of the NAFM brand, and build on our tradition of providing quality packaging solutions to our customers.”

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