Canadian Packaging

R.A JONES and VOLPAK get serious about growth in Canada

By Canadian Packaging staff   

General Cartoning Coesia PLAN Automation Inc. R.A JONES VOLPAK

New strategic partnership with PLAN Automation provides future growth in Canada.

COVINGTON, Kentucky—R.A JONES and VOLPAK announced that as of February 1, 2017, both have entered into a partnership with PLAN Automation, Inc. to expedite brand awareness and market share growth within the Canadian packaging machinery market.

PLAN Automation will act as the main agent in Canada, initially promoting R.A JONES’ end-of-line automation portfolio of machinery throughout the country. PLAN Automation will represent R.A JONES’ portfolio of products, including cartoners, chub packaging, and cup filling systems and VOLPAK’s line of horizontal form-fill-seal machines.

“Our partnership with PLAN Automation aligns very nicely with our overall strategic goals we set for the Canadian market,” says R.A. Jones vice-president of sales and marketing Jonathon Titterton. “PLAN Automation built its reputation in the market as a company that represents vetted organizations that have consistently provided quality products and services that bring value to their customers. We are fortunate to now be included in their portfolio and look forward to expanding the relationship.”

The partnership allows R.A JONES and VOLPAK to approach the Canadian market more efficiently by leveraging PLAN Automation’s industry relationships and market intelligence. R.A JONES and VOLPAK provide PLAN Automation with quality packaging machinery and service capabilities to bolster their portfolio offerings. The partnership ultimately provides Canadian organizations the ability to improve operational capabilities and create production efficiencies.


“In acquiring representation of the R.A JONES and VOLPAK brands to complement our existing stable of premium equipment manufacturers, PLAN is now clearly the market leading source for quality packaging automation in Canada,” says PLAN Automation managing partner Mark Liddell.

PLAN Automation is Canada’s only packaging automation distributor with sales offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax providing complete national coverage representing premium, market leading manufacturers whose technology innovations define their equipment category.

R.A JONES is a global leader in the design and manufacture of primary and secondary packaging machinery for the food, pharmaceutical, dairy and consumer goods industries. Volpak is the global leader in form-fill-seal solutions for the pouch packaging industry and offers the most innovative solutions on the market. R.A JONES and VOLPAK are part of Coesia, a group of innovation-based industrial and packaging solutions companies operating globally, headquartered in Bologna, Italy. Company information at

PLAN Automation assists clients in implementing quality packaging automation and Food safety product Inspection Solutions. More information on PLAN Automation is available at

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