About Us

World-class secondary packaging equipment manufacturer

Our Story

Business Model

Since our acquisition by Illinois Tool Works (ITW) in 2009, ITW Hartness has adopted the ITW business model to continue our commitment to customer satisfaction.

80/20 Front-to-Back Process

Through the 80/20 front-to-back process, ITW Hartness structures our business to maximize the performance and value provided to the largest portion of our customer base. This minimizes cost and operational complexity, allowing us to maintain best-in-class execution and above market growth. 

Customer Back Innovation

The company's innovation efforts are "80/20-enabled" as its businesses focus on building relationships with major customers to develop deep knowledge and insight around their key needs and pain points.

Decentralized, Entrepreneurial Culture

ITW's unique culture is a competitive advantage, allowing its divisions to continue thinking and acting like smaller companies. ITW Hartness has significant flexibility within the framework of the ITW Business Model to customize our approach in order to best serve our customers and maximize performance.

Our Mission

To enhance the world's access and affordability of beverage, food, personal and household care products through relentless execution of the One ITW Hartness business model.

Our Vision

One ITW Hartness is the first choice for secondary packaging solutions delivering unprecedented OEE, quality, and service while championing the future of industry 4.0.

Our Values


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Community Involvement

Our passion for serving the community is rooted deep within our culture. Our dedicated employees forge relationships with organizations that enhance local communities such as Meals on Wheels and The United Way.  We pride ourselves on our diverse workforce and inclusive environment in which everyone is involved in driving innovation forward and contributing to the success of the business.