2012-04-12 Charles Downer & Co. Celebrates the 35th Anniversary of the Company

Charles Downer - founderRichmond Hill, ON, Canada - Charles Downer & Co. Ltd. is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the company. Founded by Charles Downer in April 1977, Mr. Downer’s vision was to provide the best equipment to the food packaging industry. His previous experience working in the materials supply industry gave him unique insights and appreciation for the needs of his customers.

Team Growth. Within five years of its establishment, Charles’ son Jeff joined the team bringing new insights, enthusiasm and capabilities with him. After working alongside his father, Jeff took over the leadership role in the company and remains as leader of the team today. The company has continued to expand with the addition of other key team members in sales, support, business development and engineering.

Capabilities. Product and service capabilities have continued to grow as the company has developed into a full service provider of packaging, processing and robotics systems for an expanded client base in the food and beverage industries, pharmaceuticals and medical industry. Customers are principally located throughout Canada and North America but include companies in 16 different locations across the globe.

Relationships. Strong relationships with key customers and suppliers have been paramount to the company’s success and is still a core element of the business strategy today. For over 35 years, Charles Downer & Co. has been one of Bosch AG’s top international representatives for its packaging equipment. In 2011 Charles Downer & Co. was named Bosch Packaging Technology’s “Agent of the Year.” Other key suppliers include Euroimpianti, Imaforni, PPi and TMI. Key customers such as Kraft / Cadbury (Kraft Foods and Mondelez), Nestle and Voortman continue their long-standing relationships with the company and have shared a wealth of experiences as the industry has evolved and changed -- most recently to a focus on best environmental practices.

Jeff Downer would personally like to thank the many team members, customers and suppliers that have been part of the company’s success while acknowledging that this success is based on their dedication and support throughout the company’s 35 year history. Cheers!

For more information contact:

Jeff Downer

jdowner@cdowner.com

905 882-2222

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About Charles Downer & Co. - Charles Downer & Co. Ltd. (www.cdowner.com) is a leading manufacturers’ representative and engineering systems house integrator specializing in packaging and material handling systems for the confectionary, food and general packaging industries.

About Bosch Packaging Technology - The Bosch division Packaging Technology, based in Waiblingen (Germany), is one of the leading suppliers in the field of packaging technology. In 16 countries worldwide it develops and produces complete systems in packaging and process technology for the pharmaceutical, confectionery and food industries. Customized system solutions complete the service package. Bosch Packaging Technology's sales and service teams operate worldwide. More information at www.boschpackaging.com.