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1905

Founding of the R.A. Jones and Company in Covington, Kentucky as a soap
packaging company.

1912

Building of the first soap packaging machine.

1946

Founding of KartridgPak in Chicago, Illinois as a subsidiary of Oscar
Mayer & Company in order to develop packaging for sausages.

1952

Relocation of KartridgPak to Davenport, Iowa.

1954

Sale of the first packer to the brewing industry.

1966

Purchase of 50% of the shares of KartridgPak by Dow Chemical Company.

Transfer of the Covington location to the present facility.

New plant named one of 10 best by Factory magazine.

1988

Acquisition of KartridgPak by British based, BWI Inc. (Barry-Wehmiller International).

1991

Jones introduces the Pouch King(r) High Speed Vertical Form Fill and
Seal machine, and begins use of robotics in packaging.

1998

Family-owned until 1998, Jones purchased by British based, BWI Inc. (Barry-Wehmiller International).

1999

Acquisition of Holmatic of Atlanta, Georgia, a manufacturer of filling and sealing packaging technology for wet and dry products. Relocated business to Davenport, Iowa.

2000

Acquisition of KartridgPak, Holmatic, and Aerofill brands by IWKA, operating under the corporate banner of IWKA-PT.

2004

Acquisition of Autoprod of Tampa, Florida, a manufacturer of filling and sealing packaging technology for dairy products. Relocated business to Davenport, Iowa.

2007

Packaging Technologies (originally KartridgPak) and R.A. Jones purchased by OYSTAR.

2009

Acquisition of MAP Systems of Chicago, Illinois, a manufacturer of packaging conditioning technology used to enhance product shelf life.
Relocated business to Davenport, Iowa

2010

Aerofill Dawson, a manufacturer of bottle filling and capping packaging technology for beverages, relocated from the UK to Davenport, Iowa.
Completed integration of businesses to promote efficiency and organic growth.

2012

Coesia purchases OYSTAR North America (Covington and Davenport locations) and renames company R.A Jones.