Over 70 Years of Innovation
In 1940, Tom Hartness purchased the Pepsi Bottling rights in Greenville, SC. In the late 1940’s, Tom developed his first case packer. Over the next 60 years, the company evolved as a total packaging solutions provider with over 100 patents and installations throughout the world.
Hartness pioneers the Video Response System, a transformational communications technology.
Pat Hartness creates the GlobalPack, a rotary packer designed to operate 20,000 hours without major service.
Hartness International Integration is launched in order to meet the ever-expanding needs of our customers.
Hartness Error Recording Online (HERO) is introduced.
Hartness Conveyor is launched to enable Hartness to provide turnkey and fully integrated solutions.
Hartness introduces a new GlobalShrink which is to become the industry standard for shrink wrapping.
Hartness unveils the revolutionary, compact GlobalFill that eliminates the need for change parts.
HartnessVisy Automation is formed to offer world class automation and robotic solutions. Hartness Performance Solutions is created offering a full range of line diagnostic systems.
Hartness introduces a new multi-lane film-only shrink wrapper as part of its GlobalShrink product family.
Hartness-Inks is launched providing revolutionary ink technology and an innovative application process that is both sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Hartness launches DCL-Dry Conveyor Lube, and other Sustainable Solutions.
Hartness is acquired by Illinois Tool Works.
A new generation 100 bundles per minute tray, pad or film only GlobalShrink is unveiled.
Hartness launches several innovative Robotic applications including Automated Machine Loading, Hi-Level Palletizing and Case Picking for the warehouse.
DYNAC continues to evolve with production exceeding one DYNAC per day.
Hartness expands end-of-line offering with mid and high speed wraparound for beverage, food and personal care. Adds Retail Ready packaging capability.
New circular DYNAC 6500 and 6900 buffers are introduced offering higher speed and enhanced precise product handling for both bottles and cartons.
7100FT Flow Through design added to the DYNAC mass flow accumulation offering.