While FormPak, Inc. is considered a premier supplier of bulk bag handling equipment, we are neither the only nor the first. Below is a list of the (6) primary players in this niche market, followed by some of the smaller producers or integrated systems providers
Flexicon has been in the market since 1974, and are the originator and inventor of the flexible screw conveyor. They have a full line of bulk bag handling equipment, as well as cable/disk and pneumatic conveying systems. They are the largest supplier in the industry, and are well known due to extensive advertising. They are located in Bensalem, PA, but also have operations in Europe and other offices around the globe.
Hapman is located in Kalamazoo, MI and have been in business for nearly 70 years. They offer a full line of FIBC filling and discharging equipment, as well as flexible screw conveyors, pneumatic (vacuum) conveying systems, tubular drag conveyors, feeders, and bag break stations.
NBE – National Bulk Equipment
NBE is known for building extremely heavy-duty equipment, and integrating unique solutions to their standard products. Like the other suppliers, they offer big bag and small bag dispensing equipment, as well as flexible screw conveyors, bulk bag conditioners, and integrated dust collections systems. They are located in Minneapolis, MN.
Spiroflow is an international company that has expanded their line of bulk bag handling equipment to include aero-mechanical, cable, chain, and flexible screw conveying, as well as bin-drum-box dumpers, bag break stations, bin activators, robots, and other material handling equipment. They have been in business for 45 years and are located in Monroe, NC here in the US, and in Lancashire, UK
Another MI based company, Material Transfer is known for Super Sack® handling systems, as well as drum-box-container dumping equipment. They also offer stand-alone bulk bag conditioners, as well as filtered and non-filtered bag break stations.
Additionally there are some smaller/regional manufactures like Erie Technical Systems, Vibra-Screw Corp, Metal Fab, Carolina Material Technologies.
There are also a number of manufacturer’s who build bulk bag equipment to complement their primary lines of equipment. These are mostly conveyor manufacturers and small bagging systems companies. These include HAF Equipment, Dynamic Air, Vac-U-Max, Accurate, Premier Tech, Taylor (Magnum Systems), and CED.