Growth Prompts AEK Relocation to Accommodate Larger Used Packaging Equipment Inventory, Showroom

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Aaron Kendell Packaging Equipment will relocate to a standalone, state-of-the-art facility in Belvidere, Illinois, by Jan. 1, 2017.

Founded in 2009, AEK has grown to offer more than 60 types of used packaging equipment from more than 100 brands, including cappers, fillers, labelers and wrappers.

Founded in 2009, AEK has grown to offer more than 60 types of used packaging equipment from more than 100 brands, including cappers, fillers, labelers and wrappers.

We know how important it is for our customers to have confidence that the used piece of packaging equipment acquired works upon arrival. And now we will have the space to better accommodate all customer needs.

In wake of substantial 2016 growth, Aaron Kendell Packaging Equipment will relocate to a standalone, state-of-the-art facility in Belvidere, Illinois, by Jan. 1, 2017.

The modern, climate-controlled facility, located just west of the Chicago area on Interstate 90, will benefit AEK customers by offering much larger inventory, along with a showroom and space to cycle-test all used packaging equipment it purchases. Customers will continue to work with their same AEK sales associate throughout and after the relocation.

“AEK is a growing, stable company that has been a part of thousands of packaging applications globally for almost a decade,” said AEK president K.C. Christensen. “We save our customers time and lower their risk of purchasing, leasing or renting packaging equipment. We know how important it is for our customers to have confidence that the used piece of packaging equipment acquired works upon arrival. And now we will have the space to better accommodate all customer needs.”

To aid in its relocation, AEK is partnering with Hilco Industrial to host an online auction of more than 175 pieces of packaging equipment from Nov. 10-17. Equipment available for bid include shrink bundlers, cartoners, blister packaging machines, palletizers, and vertical form-fill-seal machines. To learn more, visit https://www.hilcoind.com/sale/packagingmovingsale/featured, call 847-504-3204, or visit AEK at PACK EXPO International 2016 in booth S-2475.

Founded in 2009, AEK has grown to offer more than 60 types of used packaging equipment from more than 100 brands, including cappers, fillers, labelers and wrappers. Christensen said the relocation was prompted in part by the tripling of AEK’s footprint at its Bensenville, Illinois, facility in the past two years alone. Its relationship with parent company Aaron Equipment Company will be unaffected by the relocation.

“AEK has the capability to advise on and handle logistics for specialized equipment hauling, saving our customers time,” said Christensen. Additionally, while AEK can cycle-test all used packaging equipment it purchases, a customer can still purchase machinery as-is if they prefer.

AEK makes it a seamless process for companies to sell used packaging equipment, too. The easy-to-submit form on AEK’s website allows a seller to describe the equipment it wishes to sell, upload photos and submit an asking price with a same-day AEK response to inquiries.

AEK also offers multiple options for customers selling equipment, including outright purchase; consignment; website listings with no obligation to the seller; and trade-in value toward a purchase from AEK’s inventory, which has risen 25 percent from 2015 to 2016.

About Aaron Kendell Packaging Equipment: Aaron Kendell Packaging Equipment, or AEK, and parent company Aaron Equipment Company share a common goal of providing the highest quality process and packaging equipment with the most dependable service at competitive prices. By combining the best qualities from these two companies, AEK advises its clients on the availability of equipment from single machines to complete packaging lines. AEK’s inventory contains the best quality packaging machinery and is available on an as-is basis, or the equipment can be reconditioned by its skilled mechanics. AEK’s experience allows it to select the right machine for customers’ needs, and its sales team and support staff is comprised of more than 50 professionals. For more information, visit http://www.aaronequipment.com/about-aek-packaging.

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