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Norpak Handling Limited COVID-19 August Update
August 13, 2020
As the number of COVID cases continue to decline and the Province enters stage 3 of the economic recovery, Norpak continues to carry on our business in a safe and responsible manner.
Norpak Handling Limited COVID-19 Update
March 24, 2020
Our Sales & Service Center Is Relocating to Surrey, BC!
December 11, 2019
We are excited to announce that effective December 16, 2019 we are moving our B.C. sales & service center to a new location. Our new address is Unit 5 – 17358 104A Ave, Surrey, BC V4N 5M3. Conveniently located in a more centralized location with quick access to the South Fraser Perimeter Road, HWY 17 and HWY 1.
Manufacturing Today - Conveying Ideas
January 23, 2013
Norpak Handling Ltd. may be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, but the knowledge and expertise of its senior management extends well beyond the quarter-century mark. This experience and dedication to service has made Norpak a success throughout Canada.
Northumberland Group Acquires McKessock Engineering Limited.
September 18, 2010
Stewart Raynor, President of the Northumberland Group and Keith McKessock, President of McKessock Engineering Limited are pleased to announce the purchase of McKessock Engineering by Norgroup. The sale closed on February 1st. The company will continue to operate under the Norgroup umbrella as McKessock Conveyor Solutions Limited.
Horizontals Offer Economic Benefits
July 11, 2009
Organizations looking for flexible staffing capabilities for seasonal peaks to economic down times are finding horizontal carousels to have multiple profitable benefits. Horizontal carousels are a composition of automated rolling shelves held on a track that deliver items to a worker, thereby eliminating the need for workers to leave their stations to find those items.
Benefits Of A Systems Integrator
March 17, 2009
I Can Integrate This System Myself….Or Can I? Why a Systems Integrator Is A Critical Component of Your Next Material Handling Project
Norpak Top International Distributor
January 15, 2009
Hytrol Conveyor Company recently announced their distributor standings for 2008. Once again, Norpak Handling Limited is the top international distributor. This is the third win for Norpak since joining with Hytrol in 2001. Norpak previously won the award in 2005 and 2006.
 Marketing Seminar
Marketing Seminar
November 6, 2008
Hytrol recently conducted the 2nd ever Marketing Seminar with 21 attendees and 6 guest speakers. The 2 1/2 days were packed with market information and services available to the distributor network.

Major Expansion For Canadian Brewery
September 9, 2008
A major Canadian Brewery has placed an order with Norpak Handling for multiple lines of accumulation conveyor for their major expansion. Installation is expected to be completed prior to the end of 2008.
Retailer Orders Extendable Conveyors
September 7, 2008
A major North American retailer has placed an order with Norpak Handling for 13 "Best" 2-stage extendable conveyors for installation in their Toronto Distribution Center. Installation is expected to be complete prior to the Christmas rush period.
 E24 Vs. Power Rollers
E24 Vs. Power Rollers
September 5, 2008
What are the benefits of the E24 versus the motorized roller?

Stockyard Reference Guide
June 26, 2008
Application, Selection, and Pricing Guide for all Stockyard Conveyors.
May 28, 2008
Today, almost anything can be purchased online. Conveying equipment isn't an exception. Stock conveyors, ready to ship within 24 hours, are available online.
The Ceiling's The Limit
February 29, 2008
In modern warehouses it can be challenging to find efficient ways to store and handle smaller items. One solution can be found by looking up. As land prices for warehouses soar, it is wise to make the most of the cube.
Looking Back at 2007
January 17, 2008
2007 was a very exciting year for Norpak Handling. Over the last year we signed new partnership agreements, introduced new equipment, added to our "Team" and ended the year with a very successful Open House.
Open House
December 1, 2007
Come join us on Thursday, December 13, 2007 from 10:00am until 3:00pm COME VISIT AND SEE THE LATEST CONVEYOR & DYNAMIC STORAGE SOLUTION E24™ Another Hytrol Revolution
 Welcome To The 24 Volt Revolution
Welcome To The 24 Volt Revolution
October 1, 2007
In the world of 24 volt material handling equipment there is a need for higher reliability and flexibility. Hytrol’s E24™ concept is designed from the ground up to be the best 24 VDC conveyor drive technology in existence.

 Value of Quick Ship Solutions
Value of Quick Ship Solutions
September 1, 2007
The Hytrol Stockyard has been shipping quality conveyors in 24 hours for over forty years. As all of you know, the sales cycle isn't over after receiving a purchase order.

Distributor for Diamond Phoenix
August 1, 2007
Gavin Linn, Vice President of Sales & Marketing is pleased to announce the signing of a Canada wide distributor agreement with Diamond Phoenix of Lewiston, Maine. "We are very pleased to include the Diamond Phoenix name in our product line up" Mr. Linn stated.
Canadian Hytrol Distributor Training
August 1, 2007
A number of Norpak employees attended the Hytrol International Conveyor Sales School and the Pallet Handling Seminar in Toronto, Ontario.
 Norpak Achieves Hytrol Pillar Award
Norpak Achieves Hytrol Pillar Award
July 13, 2007
Kevin Roush, Hytrol’s International Marketing Representative recently presented Norpak Handling with the “Hytrol Pillar Award”. This award recognizes distributors who have reached $1,000,000 in sales with Hytrol Conveyor Company.

 Norpak Guarantees Shipments
Norpak Guarantees Shipments
July 1, 2007

Relocation of Montreal Sales Office
July 1, 2007
We are pleased to announce that we have relocated our Montreal Sales and Service Center to 223 Rue Sainte-Catherine, Suite #400 in St. Constant QC. The office was previously located in St. Leonard.
What Do Buyers Want?
March 1, 2007
Speed, safety,'s conveyor buyers want it all. And if they act fast, they're likely to get it.% rating as important to very important.
 Norpak Wins 2006 Duck Hunt
Norpak Wins 2006 Duck Hunt
December 1, 2006
The 2006 Hytrol Duck Hunt is over and we would like to congratulate our Vancouver Sales Office for winning the International Hunt. There were 2 Distributors taken from each region and 1 from International. The winners achieved the largest percent of increase of total sales over 2005 figures and had the lowest percentage ratio of change orders to the total number of orders entered during the same time period. The timeline for this contest was from January 2006 to September 2006.

 Distributor Internship
Distributor Internship
October 1, 2006
Darren Linn, (Norpak Handling Ltd., Port Hope, Ontario, Canada) completes distributor Internship at Hytrol. Darren spent 6 weeks down in Jonesboro, AR at Hytrol Conveyors facility learning the in and outs of Hytrol.

Top International Distributor
January 1, 2006
Norpak Handling was named the Top International Distributor for Hytrol Conveyors in Jonesboro AR for the second year in row. Hytrol Conveyor is the industry leader in the design and supply of conveying equipment.
 Bright Futures
Bright Futures
December 1, 2005
In rural and small-town Ontario, there has long been concern that young people must leave to find jobs. More particularly, they leave in search of careers that offer them a bright future and an opportunity to use their post-secondary education.

New Sales Office In Quebec
July 26, 2005
We are pleased to announce that on February 1, 2005 Norpak opened a new Sales and Service Center in the St. Leonard area of Montreal. We have access to loading docks and an assembly and storage area with an associated company in the building.
2004 Business Awards
April 1, 2005
Norpak Handling Limited was honoured once again at the 2004 Business Excellence Awards. This year they won the award for Excellence in Manufacturing. In the past years Norpak has be honoured with awards in Small and Medium Business. The evening honours businesses that demonstrate xcellence in such areas as customer service, business philosophy, community involvement, employee training, technical innovation and safety programs.
15th Anniversary
April 1, 2003
Port Hope, ON based Norpak Handling Limited reached a major milestone last week when it celebrated its 15th anniversary on April 11th. The company was formed in 1988 as Northumberland Design Services. NDS’s primary interest was plant layout as well as consulting in various projects involving heating and ventilation studies.
Even Santa Buys His Conveyors From Norpak
October 1, 2002
Norpak’s series BA & TA portable conveyors have secured supporting roles in the recent North Pole Productions release of Santa Claus II. Tim Allen stars in the title role of the movie now showing at theatres across Canada. The conveyors are used to assist Santa’s helpers on the toy production lines.
Wins 2001 Business Excellence Award
January 1, 2002
Norpak Handling Limited was recently honoured with the prestigious 2001 Excellence in Medium Business Award sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. The award, presented at a gala ceremony on January 18th recognizes area businesses for their contribution to the local economy and community as a whole. Nominees are expected to strive for continual quality improvements in their products. They must make a difference to the quality of life of area residents. A company’s approach to solving everyday business problems must be innovative and demonstrate high standards of customer service.
ISO 9001 2000 Certified
October 1, 2001
ISO 9001:2000 requires a considerably different approach to quality assurance from past programs. Norpak’s Manager of Innovation and Special Projects, Bob Mercer explains: “This program not only gives us the work instructions and inspection procedures you expect but it also demands continuing improvements. It is not a one shot approach to quality assurance. We must constantly look for ways to improve. Everybody in the company has to be a part of the process. It provides Norpak with a widely recognized selling feature for our products”.
 Canpar Contract Awarded To Norpak Handling
Canpar Contract Awarded To Norpak Handling
September 1, 2001
This fall, Canpar Transport Ltd. awarded Norpak Handling of Port Hope, ON, a multimillion dollar contract to design, supply and install a state-of-the-art Turn-key Parcel Sortation System. This fully mechanized system will be installed at Canpar's new 125,000 square foot cross-dock facility in Montreal, Quebec and will place Canpar at the forefront of applying leading edge technology in servicing their customers.

Norpak Handling Is Growing Again
February 1, 2001
Norpak Handling is once again expanding. The company’s staff has increased by over 40% in the past 15 months. “We have run out of room at our Croft Street Plant” said Gavin Linn, Vice President, Sales and Marketing. The company has obtained 2600 ft of office space in downtown Port Hope. The newly renovated offices will accommodate sales and project management teams. Accounting, purchasing and engineering functions will all remain at Norpak’s main building on Croft Street.
Distributor For Hytrol Corporation
December 1, 2000
Gamey Lycett, Senior Vice President of Norpak Handling Limited has announced the signing of a Canada wide distributor agreement with Hytrol Corporation of Jonesboro, Arkansas. “We are very pleased to include the Hytrol name in our product line up” Mr. Lycett stated. “They are industry leaders in the design and supply of conveying equipment”. Hytrol has an extensive support network. They offer 24 hour shipment of most products from facilities in Arkansas and California. “All of our customers benefit from faster shipments but, for those served by Norpak’s offices in British Columbia, it means substantially reduced freight costs as well” reported Mr. Lycett.
Canada Post Contract Awarded to Norpak Handling
August 1, 2000
Gavin Linn, Vice President Sales and Marketing, and Robert Rennie, Regional Sales Representative of Norpak Handling Limited announced the signing of a multi-machine/multi-year contract with Canada Post Corporation for the supply and installation of high speed sorting machines. The total order value of this contract will be dependent upon the actual number of machines purchased and their final installation location. The first machine of the series is to be installed in Toronto later this year. The machines purchased by Canada Post are capable of sorting envelopes and small parcels at rates of 200 pieces per hour. Higher rates are possible with the addition of extra infeed systems. The machines rely heavily on advanced electronic scanning and tracking technology. Built in diagnostic equipment and modems will allow servicing of the control system from off site locations. Mechanically, the machine has built in redundancies and is designed to be maintenance friendly.
Norpak Expands Operations In Western Canada
March 1, 2000
Norpak Handling Limited, a Port Hope based material handling systems integrator, is pleased to announce a major expansion of their business interests. Agreement has been reached for Norpak to purchase the assets of the conveyor division of B. C. Conveying Machinery Limited of Vancouver. The company was originally founded in the late 1920’s and has been a mainstay of the western Canada material handling industry since 1931. The company serves a wide variety of customers in the warehousing, airport, forestry and industrial sectors.
Honoured For Excellence In Medium Business
January 1, 2000
The Port Hope and District Chamber of Commerce held their 3rd Annual Excellence in Business awards on January 21st. At the gala dinner and annual meeting, Norpak Handling was honored with the Excellence in Medium Business Award. The evening honours business’ that demonstrate excellence in such areas as customer service, business philosophy, community involvement, employee training, technical innovation and safety programs.
Norpak Expands Its Operations In Quebec And Eastern Canada
December 1, 1999
Gavin Linn, Vice President Sales and Marketing for Norpak Handling is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Hans Bichsel to the position of Regional Sales Manager for the company. Working from an office in Montreal, Hans will serve customers and Norpak distributors throughout the Maritimes, Quebec and Eastern Ontario. Mr. Bichsel has over 30 years experience in the conveying industry. His career began in engineering prior to moving on to project management and sales.
Major Plant Expansion
September 1, 1998
Norpak Handling have announced a major expansion in their shop facilities. Work will start in early October on the construction of 6000 sq. ft. of shop space. When completed, Norpak’s assembly area will total 10,000 sq. ft.
A Job Well Done
May 1, 1998
Norpak Handling’s persistent drive for excellence has again been recognized. For the second year in a row the company has been included in the Top 100 list of fastest growing Canadian companies as judged by Profit: The Magazine for Canadian Entrepreneurs. Over the last 5 years sales at Norpak have increased by 714%. This placed the company in 89th. spot on the listing.
Port Hope Chamber Of Commerce Honourd Its Finest
May 1, 1998
The first ever Excellence in Business awards ceremonies sponsored by the Port Hope and District Chamber of Commerce were held in town on January 15th. At a gala dinner, Norpak Handling were honoured to receive the Excellence in Small Business prize. The award is a specially commissioned sculpture by artist Alice Luke Chenevert. The cast aluminum piece is designed to incorporate the hills and trees of the region flowing down to Lake Ontario along the path of the Ganaraska River. It is mounted on a polished granite base.
Norpak Lands A Spot On Profit 100 List
July 8, 1997
In news released today, Profit, the magazine for Canadian entrepreneurs, announced that Norpak Handling had placed in the #50 spot in their ranking of the Top 100 fastest growing companies in Canada. Norpak, located on John Street in Port Hope was founded in 1990. Since then the company has continually grown and expanded. Norpak is a supplier of material handling systems designed to improve customer productivity. It has a reputation for excellence in customer service.
Norpak Builds New Plant
November 1, 1996
Norpak Handling are pleased to announce that construction will commence on a new office and shop building in early December. The approximately 6500 sq. ft. facility will be constructed on property owned by the company in Port Hope, Ontario. Norpak is one of North America’s largest distributors of Mathews Conveyor Company products. The company designs and supplies conveying systems for the automotive, food and industrial sector as well as package handling equipment for a wide range of warehousing and retail clients.