What We Do

Charles Downer & Co. is a manufacturers’ representative and engineering systems house integrator specializing in packaging and material handling systems for the confectionary, food and general packaging industries.

Our people are dedicated to building long-term relationships by providing maximum service and value to our clients.

Our primary objective is to reduce your costs through innovative engineering that enhances manufacturing productivity by: 

  • Increasing manufacturing efficiency 
  • Reducing labour and material costs 
  • Providing production line solutions that eliminate bottlenecks


We believe that properly engineered systems, using the finest equipment suited for a specific application, provides our clients with the most productive and cost-effective solution for their production requirements.

It is rare that a single manufacturer can provide the most productive machinery for a complete system. As a systems integrator, we offer a solution based on the most suitable expertise and equipment sourced from various manufacturers.

As a manufacturing distributor specializing in providing reliable, cost-effective container and unit handling systems, we offer the following hardware-oriented engineering capabilities: 

  • Design of complete packaging lines 
  • Quality material-handling equipment 
  • Redesign of production lines to improve performance and reduce bottlenecks 
  • Complete "turnkey" systems 
  • Project management tailored to the client's needs, including: 
    • Development of project scope 
    • Construction management 
    • Installation and start-up supervision 
    • Purchasing and project administration 
  • Engineering studies for new and existing manufacturing facilities 
  • Electrical and control system design, construction, installation and start-up 
  • Mechanical and electrical installation