Our Story

Oliver Packaging & Equipment Company is a Grand Rapids, Michigan based company that has been developing and manufacturing innovative solutions for diverse markets since 1890.

Our history of diversity, flexibility and our passion for innovation remains our hallmark today.

Oliver Packaging & Equipment Company has a long and evolved history in equipment manufacturing and innovative packaging solutions. Originally started as a wood working equipment company, this expertise with blades set the stage for the introduction of the first bread slicer in 1932. By 1944, a line of wrapping and labeling equipment complimented the bread slicers, launching Oliver into packaging system solutions.


Since the introduction of the first bread slicer in 1932, Oliver has been providing quality equipment and unmatched customer service to bakeries, supermarkets, restaurants, and deli’s. It’s been said that you don’t own a bread slicer, you own an Oliver. This tradition of quality built equipment is evidenced in our full line of bakery equipment – from bread slicers to dough make up equipment – the tradition continues.


Building on the foundation of quality equipment design and manufacturing, Oliver’s packaging equipment – Speedseal® Packaging Systems – provides reliable and affordable solutions for packaging needs from small volume applications to high speed customized equipment. Systems are available for small volume programs as well as high speed, food processing applications.


Our commitment to excellence is evident. Our corporate culture is built on four key values: customer focus, clear thinking, continuous improvement, and teamwork.

From market research and product development to all aspects of customer care, Oliver is committed to providing affordable solutions, remarkable service, and quality support to our customers.