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Ontario packaging company thinks outside the box

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Ontario packaging company thinks outside the box

Ontario packaging company thinks outside the box

An innovative, Ontario-based company will use a provincial government loan to develop a new line of its unique packaging technology.

Pack-Smart Inc.'s ambitious growth plans include expanding its current workforce of 25 to in excess of 100 over the next five years.   Ontario is providing $790,000 to support the company's $7.9-million expansion project.

The company designs and manufactures machines and complete automated systems for the packaging and printing industry.

Pack-Smart has developed pioneering, electronically geared technology that has the flexibility to handle a variety of different packing and assembly tasks.   The new machines will enable the company's customers to cut processing times, use new eco friendly plastics and adhesives and save raw materials, while improving package appearance.

Quick Facts

  • Pack-Smart is a pioneer in using servo technology in packaging machines.
  • Mr. Dlugosh-Ostap invented a machine called the 'RP_911' that can pack irregular-shaped mailings like shampoo bottles, CDs and other product samples. The machine has sold around the world and has a rotary placer arm that emulates a human hand.
  • The company's workforce packs a lot of knowledge - out of its current staff of 25, Pack-Smart employs 6 mechanical design engineers who focus on developing the company's next generation of systems.

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“Here's a company with innovative people and products. That's a winning combination that puts Ontario ahead in world markets and creates good jobs at home. Our government wants to do everything it can to help companies like this succeed.”

Sandra Pupatello

Minister of Economic Development and Trade

“This is good news for our community. Our government continues to show its commitment to working with industry to strengthen local economies.”

Mario Sergio

MPP, York West

“Our company has always looked beyond the limitations of existing technologies and conventional thinking. At Pack-Smart we believe that Canadians have an important role to play on the global scene, leading the way for a greener world. With this investment we can take our products to the next level of innovation and offer even greater benefit for our customers and the packaging industry.”

Derek Dlugosh-Ostap

President, Pack-Smart



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