Fort Worth’s National Presort Acquired by Illinois Packaging Company

Founded in 1977, NPI has served e-commerce, courier, parcel post, warehouse and fulfillment operations with high-speed sortation systems for more than 45 years. "NPI has established itself as an innovative leader in material handling automation," said Illinois-based Duravant's Raman Joshi.

Fort Worth-based National Presort LP, a leading maker of automated parcel sortation systems, has been acquired by Duravant LLC, an Illinois-based global engineered equipment and automation solutions provider to the food processing, packaging, and material handling sectors.

NPI has served e-commerce, courier, parcel post, warehouse and fulfillment operations with advanced turnkey equipment solutions designed to increase throughput, improve accuracy, and reduce fulfillment time for more than 45 years. No financial details were released.

“We are excited to welcome NPI to Duravant,” Duravant Chairman and CEO Mike Kachmer said in a statement. “The addition of their unique sortation technology to our material handling portfolio complements our strong position in e-commerce and distribution centers and greatly extends our reach with parcel and courier customers.”

NPI makes high-speed sortation systems that are modular and configured to customers’ specific application needs.

Its sorting equipment features a sliding shoe and slat design and is engineered to gently and precisely sort flats, poly bags, boxes, irregularly shaped parcels and mixed mail at speeds of up to 24,000 pieces per hour, the company said. NPI’s software and service offerings further optimize productivity of the entire fulfillment line.

“NPI has experienced tremendous growth, and now our partnership with Duravant greatly enhances our ability to deliver even more value-added solutions to our expanding customer base,” NPI President Brent Daboub said in a statement. “We’re excited to leverage new resources available to us and collaborate with our colleagues at FMH Conveyors and other Duravant operating companies.”

NPI has two manufacturing sites in the U.S. and a nationwide fleet of service technicians.

“NPI has established itself as an innovative leader in material handling automation, and we look forward to supporting their continued growth into new markets and regions,” Raman Joshi, group president of Duravant Material Handing Solutions, said in a statement. “NPI is far more than a strategic fit. Their customer-focused culture is in perfect alignment with Duravant’s core values.”

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