VISY Automation is now the exclusive Australasian distributor of Hartness International equipment.
This significant partnership enables Visy Automation to bring to the local market the full potential of the world-leading Hartness systems and equipment and establishes Visy as Australasia's best automated packaging solutions provider.
Using Hartness' intelligence and concepts, Visy Automation has increased its line integration capabilities and offers turnkey solutions for maximising line efficiencies.
Visy Automation now also offers a local after-sales support service, with all service technicians being trained in Hartness products, ensuring fast response times.
Visy Automation is also pleased to announce it has engaged Ian Keith to manage Hartness product sales in Australasia.
Ian offers 30 years of experience with this equipment and a broad knowledge of the FMCG and beverage industries.
During April, Visy Automation will conduct several special presentations to industry about this exciting new development.
Scott Smith, Hartness Global Sales Director, is also coming to Australia specifically for this purpose.
In addition to the Hartness agency transfer to Visy in the local market, the companies have signed a joint venture agreement which will deliver turnkey robot-based packaging solutions to the North American, and eventually, global markets.
The new company, to be known as Hartness Visy Automation, will be based in Greenville, South Carolina.