R.A JONES and VOLPAK Get Serious About Growth in Canada

Announcing a strategic partnership with Plan Automation

COVINGTON, Ky., Feb. 14, 2017 /CNW/ -- R.A JONES and VOLPAK announced that as of February 1st, they entered into a partnership with Plan Automation to expedite brand awareness and market share growth within the Canadian packaging machinery market. Plan Automation will act as their main agent in Canada, representing R.A JONES' portfolio of products, including cartoners, chub packaging, and cup filling systems and VOLPAK's line of horizontal form-fill-seal machines.

"Our partnership with Plan Automation aligns very nicely with our overall strategic goals we set for the Canadian market," said Jonathon Titterton, VP of Sales and Marketing for R.A JONES. "Plan Automation built its reputation in the market as a company that represents vetted organizations that have consistently provided quality products and services that bring value to their customers. We are fortunate to now be included in their portfolio and look forward to expanding the relationship."

The partnership allows R.A JONES and VOLPAK to approach the Canadian market more efficiency by leveraging Plan Automation's industry relationships and market intelligence. R.A JONES and VOLPAK provide Plan Automation with quality packaging machinery and service capabilities to bolster their portfolio offerings. The partnership ultimately provides Canadian organizations the ability to improve operational capabilities and create production efficiencies.

"In acquiring representation of the R.A JONES and VOLPAK brands to complement our existing stable of premium equipment manufacturers, Plan is now clearly the market leading source for quality packaging automation in Canada" - Mark Liddell, Managing Partner Plan Automation.

Plan Automation is Canada's only packaging automation distributor with sales offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax providing complete national coverage representing premium, market leading manufacturers whose technology innovations define their equipment category.

R.A JONES is a global leader in the design and manufacture of primary and secondary packaging machinery for the food, pharmaceutical, dairy and consumer goods industries. VOLPAK is the global leader in form-fill-seal solutions for the pouch packaging industry and offers the most innovative solutions on the market. R.A JONES and VOLPAK are part of Coesia, a group of innovation-based industrial and packaging solutions companies operating globally, headquartered in Bologna, Italy.

SOURCE R.A JONES

For further information: R.A Jones, 2701 Crescent Springs Road, Covington, KY 41017, Phone: 1.800.216.4499, Email: marketing@rajones.com, www.rajones.com, http://www.RAJones.com

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