Adhesive & Packaging Systems was incorporated in 1976 by Amos Brown in the State of Washington. It was founded in 1970, and was originally called Brown Packaging Incorporated. Amos Brown, his wife Evelyn and their son A. Jeffrey Brown began selling and servicing adhesive and packaging equipment, both new and used.
R. Thomas Law, started working for the Company as sales manager in 1976 when it was located in Seattle. He bought out the Browns in 1986 and changed the Company’s name to Adhesive & Packaging Systems, Inc. At that time, the business moved to the Portland, Oregon area.
In 1986 the Company hired Tim Bamburg as outside sales and service with a territory covering the US and Canada. This remained his territory until 1991 when he was made Operations Manager and then promoted to General Manager in 1997. In November 1987, Stephen McGillivray was hired to cover sales in the Northwest and concentrate on the printing industry. In 1991 Stephen was made International Sales Manager.
In 1989 the Company moved its operations to a leased facility in Hillsboro, where it stayed until 1993. It then moved to a leased facility in downtown Hillsboro in 1997. The Company remained there until it relocated to its current facility in 2009.
In 1999, Tim and Stephen bought out Thomas and continued to expand the business and locations. Today, Adhesive & Packaging Systems, Inc., is a family owned/operated company. Customers have trusted us for over 45 years for all their packaging solutions. We are the largest full service manufacturer and distributor based out of the Pacific Northwest for Hot Melt and Cold Glue Equipment. Some of the markets we serve include: Repackaging, Food & Beverage, Automotive, Pet Products, Pharmaceutical, and Construction.
The Company currently markets packaging and gluing equipment, including a group of Automatic Adhesive Loaders and Plypatch systems. Automatic Adhesive Loaders are used to automatically feed adhesive material to melt pots and melt tanks used in packaging such products as beer and soda pop cases, plywood and corrugated box production. The Plypatch System is used in the production of plywood veneer. The Company also acts as a distributor for Adhesives, Adhesive Supply Units, Packaging Machinery and Stretch Wrappers
With our wide range of products, service and programs, we are the one-stop-shop for all your packaging needs. Come see all we offer and why our customers have been coming back for 45 years! Customer service is our priority. Whether you are calling to place an order, having your equipment serviced, or checking in, you’ll always receive great customer care. With our 24/7 emergency line and you can count on us to be there for you at any time of the day, 24/7.