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Douglas Machine Inc.

Alexandria, MN 56308

Company Overview

Douglas is a global leader in automated secondary packaging solutions designed for optimization and efficiency. Customer driven is more than a statement for us - it's a promise to every customer who trusts us with their partnership.

Douglas is a global leader in automated secondary packaging solutions for paperboard, corrugated and shrink film. We specialize in the design and manufacture of case and tray packers, shrink wrap systems, cartoners, sleevers, multipackers and variety pack systems. Based in Alexandria, Minnesota, Douglas is an employee-owned company that has installed more than 12,000 machines in 30+ countries.

Leaders in Packaging
Years in business:55+
Number of employees:700+
Sales Channel:Direct, Distributors

Buy with confidence knowing Douglas stands behind its machines. Our industry-leading 3 year 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 getting 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. Technical service and support are available to meet your needs where you are - remote, traveling technicians 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 same day.


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. Customized job aids are also available to help operators and maintenance personnel easily see and learn how to perform routine, specific tasks such as machine adjustments, replacement of shrink knife blades, case blank folding procedures, etc.

Other services:

Our team of employee owners is committed to providing customer driven solutions. We work 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 working with you to retrofit or upgrade 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

At Douglas, our mission is to enrich lives by providing differentiated packaging automation and services. It's not just what we say, it's who we are. As a 100% employee-owned company, you can be confident there's an entire organization doing our best to ensure our partnership with you is something you can trust. 

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-along 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. 

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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