Our Story

Logo - Celebrating 90 Years of Oliver Slicers


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

Originally started as a woodworking 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 complemented 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 delis. 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 processing 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.