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Illinois Tool Works Acquires Hartness International

Acquisition expands ITW's presence and offerings in consumer packaging.

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW), Glenview, IL, has acquired Greenville, SC-based Hartness International. The company’s core business includes line integration, conveyor systems, and line automation for the beverage and food industries. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Hartness International will be a wholly owned business unit of ITW and part of the company’s consumer packaging group, operating as a separate business under its current brand name.

“Hartness International is an important strategic step to grow our consumer packaging business,” said ITW Executive Vice President Tim Gardner. “This acquisition complements our existing businesses and will broaden our presence in the consumer packaging market.”

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