Larry Smith, president and CEO of Thiele Technologies Inc., a leading manufacturer of high‐speed integrated packaging equipment solutions headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has announced the acquisition of select products from Pitney Bowes formerly marketed as Pitney Bowes Direct Mail Solutions and Sure‐Feed Engineering.

According to John Curie, general manager of Thiele Technologies’ Feeder Business Unit, “We couldn’t be more pleased to add the Sure‐Feed Product Line to our industry leading product offerings. The combination of the Streamfeeder and Sure‐Feed Product Lines will provide excellent value for all of our customers by expanding our product offerings.”

Established more than a decade ago, the Sure‐Feed Product Line has provided innovative, quality friction feeder solutions for customers in a variety of industries worldwide. Since 2007, it has been part of the Direct Mail Solutions business segment at Pitney Bowes, a $4 billion global provider of integrated mail, messaging and document management solutions headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. The company serves more than 2 million businesses of all sizes in more than 130 countries through dealer and direct operations.

Thiele Technologies, a division of Barry‐Wehmiller Cos. Inc., was formed as an operating group in 1998 through the acquisition of Bemis Packaging Machinery Co. and the subsequent integration of Thiele Engineering Co., Master Palletizer, Frontier Equipment, Edmeyer, Slidell, Streamfeeder, SWF Cos. Inc., Nigrelli Systems, Hudson‐Sharp Machine Co., and SYMACH. Combining more than 100 years of experience, Thiele has become a well‐balanced global supplier of packaging machinery systems and solutions, providing a full complement of equipment for high‐speed bag filling and palletizing, case packaging and palletizing, cartoning, bundling, pre‐made bag and pouch, and placing/feeding solutions.