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Columbia Palletizing History

In the early 1960s, Columbia Machine hosted an open house for local dignitaries and community business leaders. During a tour of the plant, the owner of Lucky Brewery in Vancouver saw a machine stacking concrete blocks on a pallet. Intrigued, he asked us if we could apply the same principle to stacking cases of beer on a pallet. We accepted the challenge, engineering and building the industry's first floor-level case palletizer. This innovative new machine was the start of a new manufacturing division at Columbia: the Palletizer Division.

For over 50 years, we’ve provided palletizing solutions to major industries including food, beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical, personal hygiene, building products, paper and chemical. Today, our client list includes many prestigious Fortune 200 companies who palletize everything from paper towels and laundry detergent to dog food and fruit juice.

We actively support the material handling industry through membership and participation in PMMI, MHIA, CEMA and several regional associations. 

We manufacture the world’s best high-level, floor-level and robotic palletizers and accessories. We feature flexible, upgradeable designs that work to rates of more than 150 cases per minute. All of our palletizers are built in the USA and backed by our 24-hour customer support and parts service. We’re proud to be your palletizer provider.

Contact us today or call us at 800 628 4065.