Reiser celebrates its 50th Anniversary

by Bryan Salvage
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CANTON, MASS. — This year, Robert Reiser & Co. is celebrating its 50th year supplying the food industry with a wide variety of food-processing and packaging equipment. Reiser began importing German-made food processing equipment for resale to North American meat packers and food processors in 1959.

Reiser’s evolution includes many accomplishments along the way. In 1959, it became the exclusive North American sales and service agent for Vemag, a German manufacturer of food-processing equipment best known for its line of continuous vacuum stuffers. In 1962, Reiser added Seydelmann cutters and grinders to its product line. In 1971, the company added Holac dicers and slicers, and in 1980 it added Fomaco injectors and tenderizers.

As the years went by, Reiser continued to add other complementary lines of equipment, including Ross tray packaging, AMFEC meat processing equipment, Supervac vacuum-packaging equipment, and most recently Repak form/fill/seal packaging equipment.

As the business further diversified and grew, Reiser moved to its current, spacious headquarters in Canton, Mass. in 1984. Three years later, Reiser opened an office in Canada, and in 1993 it opened a third office in England in order to better serve its customers in those regions.

Reiser now owns a majority interest in many of the same companies it represents, including Ross Industries, AMFEC, Vemag and Holac.

The company said its commitment to the food processing industry is stronger than ever — and it points to the new Customer Center currently under construction at its Canton office. Scheduled to open later this year, the center will host demonstrations of Reiser equipment and allow customers to test new products and processes.

READER COMMENTS:

From: Kathi M. Saag's Specialty Meats
Congratulations are certainly in order. All the best wishes for the next 50 years.

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