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Douglas Machine Inc.

Alexandria, MN 56308

Company Overview

At Douglas, our mission is to enrich lives by providing differentiated packaging automation and services. Customer driven is more than a statement for us - it's a promise to every customer who trusts us with their partnership.

As a global leader in automated secondary packaging solutions, Douglas specializes in crafting efficient, high-quality solutions for paperboard, corrugated, and shrink film including case and tray packers, shrink wrap system, cartoners, sleevers, multipackers, variety pack systems and much more. Proudly 100% employee-owned, we bring unparalleled dedication, innovation, and continuous improvement to redefine industry standards, ensuring our customers experience the ultimate in productivity and cost savings.

Leaders in Packaging
Years in business:60
Number of employees:700+
Sales Channel:Direct, Distributors

Buy with confidence knowing Douglas stands behind its equipment. Our 3-year limited standard component and limited lifetime frame warranties start the day your equipment is shipped from our facility. You can rest assured Douglas is committed to machine performance and helping you achieve the lowest cost of ownership in the business.

Service, support & spare parts:

When you choose Douglas, you're getting more than a quality product, you're gaining a complete Customer Driven experience. In every aspect of your relationship with us, our employee owners are 100% committed to providing you with valuable and effective collaboration, innovative solutions, responsive support and more. Our technicians are available to meet your needs where you are - remote or in-plant service, and even regional technicians who are local and can get to your facility quickly. Douglas helps to ensure your machines are able to maintain their peak performance through our various parts and maintenance programs and stock parts availability. Approximately 70% of all parts ordered are in stock at our facility and can be shipped directly to you.


To help ensure you and your staff have the skills and education necessary to operate your machines and streamline performance, Douglas offers a robust technical training program. With options from introductory hands-on training to formal in-person or online training to advanced electrical training, you can choose the path that best fits your needs.

Other services:

Our team of employee owners is committed to providing solutions that work for you. We partner with you to design, build and support superior equipment that meets and exceeds your needs and expectations. Everything we do is driven by the commitment to maximize success and minimize risk for your organization. From new machine builds to retrofitting or upgrading your equipment, we're listening and working to provide you with the solutions you need. That's a promise.

1705 34th Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308
United States

Founded in 1964, Douglas works hard to earn a reputation as a trusted advisor and manufacturer of secondary packaging automation solutions and services.

Case & Tray Packers. Douglas offers a full line of case and tray packing options. Choose from horizontal-, top- or bottom-load, intermittent or continuous motion with varying speed capabilities. We deliver innovative design, cutting-edge technology and precise product control to create the most effective case packing/tray packing solution for your application. 

Shrink Wrap Systems. Industry leader in shrink wrapping beverage, food and personal care products. From stand-alone shrink wrappers to fully integrated systems including product collating and tray packing, our shrink solutions offer innovative features that maximize performance and simplicity. OPTX™ shrink solutions easily accommodate large size ranges and pack patterns and product high quality packages. 

Cartoners, Sleevers & Multipackers. Douglas’ paperboard offerings are ideal for packaging bottles, trays, cups, cans, bags and more. Featuring servo technology and adaptable platforms, we deliver leading-edge solutions that result in greater throughput, less waste and enhanced production efficiency for a wide variety of product types and sizes.

Variety Pack Systems. Prisma® variety pack systems are designed and built to offer the most flexible, efficient solutions available to meet your most dynamic market demands. Cans or bottles in cartons, shrink bundles, cases and trays with varying speed capabilities - we build a system to match your production needs. 

Sustainable Beverage Packaging. Douglas’ values innovation and that includes developing sustainable solutions for our customers without compromising quality, safety or simplicity. With our line of NEXClip™ applicators, you can make the sustainable switch by applying recyclable paperboard multipack clips as a replacement to plastic rings or snap-on handles.

GuidePoint™. A tablet-based knowledge and support center for operators and maintenance personnel to empower your workforce and drive productivity. Our cutting-edge solution optimizes operational efficiency by improving employee training and onboarding with point-of-need access to vital information and support.

Service & Support. Customer driven service and support - it's who we are. Support after sale is just as important - if not more important - than walking with your during your buying journey. In every aspect of your relationship with us, our friendly and skilled employee owners are 100% committed to providing you with valuable and effective collaboration, innovative solutions, responsive support and more. 

When you choose Douglas, you can expect more of everything you need in a secondary packaging partner.

Employee owned, customer driven.

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Sam Nash
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