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- August 16, 2023
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Duravant Acquires NPI, Provider of Automated Sortation Solutions
Engineered equipment leader Duravant expands material handling equipment portfolio with acquisition of NPI.
Downers Grove, IL – August 16, 2023 – Duravant LLC (“Duravant”), a global engineered equipment and automation solutions provider to the food processing, packaging, and material handling sectors, announced today that it has acquired National Presort, LP (“NPI”), a leading manufacturer of automated parcel sortation systems headquartered in Fort Worth, TX. For over 45 years, NPI has served e-commerce, courier, parcel post, warehouse and fulfillment operations with advanced turnkey equipment solutions designed to increase throughput, improve accuracy, and reduce fulfillment time.
“We are excited to welcome NPI to Duravant,” said Mike Kachmer, Chairman and CEO of Duravant. “The addition of their unique sortation technology to our material handling portfolio complements our strong position in e-commerce and distribution centers and greatly extends our reach with parcel and courier customers.”
NPI manufactures high speed sortation systems that are modular and configured to customers’ specific application needs. Their highly differentiated sorting equipment features a sliding shoe and slat design and is engineered to gently and precisely sort flats, poly bags, boxes, irregularly shaped parcels and mixed mail at speeds of up to 24,000 pieces per hour. NPI’s software and service offerings further optimize productivity of the entire fulfillment line.
“NPI has experienced tremendous growth, and now our partnership with Duravant greatly enhances our ability to deliver even more value-added solutions to our expanding customer base,” said Brent Daboub, President of NPI. “We’re excited to leverage new resources available to us and collaborate with our colleagues at FMH Conveyors and other Duravant operating companies.”
NPI has two manufacturing sites in the US and a nationwide fleet of service technicians. NPI’s end-to-end capabilities begin with a consultative approach to designing integrated systems and continue through installation and lifetime aftermarket support.
“NPI has established itself as an innovative leader in material handling automation, and we look forward to supporting their continued growth into new markets and regions,” said Raman Joshi, Group President of Duravant Material Handing Solutions. “NPI is far more than a strategic fit. Their customer- focused culture is in perfect alignment with Duravant’s core values.”
Headquartered in Downers Grove, IL, Duravant is a global engineered equipment company with manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Through their portfolio of operating companies, Duravant delivers trusted end-to-end automation solutions for customers and partners through engineering and integration expertise, project management and operational excellence. With worldwide sales distribution and service networks, they provide immediate and lifetime aftermarket support to all the markets they serve in the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors. Duravant’s market-leading brands are synonymous with innovation, durability and reliability. For more information, visit www.duravant.com.
NPI is a designer, manufacturer and service provider of sorters and other automated material handling solutions for high volume sortation and fulfillment of parcels and packages. NPI’s modular and configurable equipment solutions and advanced software is engineered to help the world’s largest delivery and warehouse operators improve throughput while reducing labor, floor space and costs. NPI serves customers across a wide array of sectors including postal, e-commerce, courier services, third-party logistics and others. Their 24/7 immediate support services are delivered through a team of account managers, customer service representatives and expert technicians who are dedicated to ensuring the highest level of customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.npisorters.com.