March 27, 2009 — In 1959, Robert Reiser & Co. began to import German-made food processing equipment for resale to North American meat packers and food processors. This year, Reiser reaches a milestone as it celebrates its 50th year supplying the food industry with a wide variety of food processing and packaging equipment.

In 1959, Reiser became the exclusive North American sales and service agent for Vemag, a German manufacturer of food processing equipment best known for its line of continuous vacuum stuffers.

In 1962, Reiser added Seydelmann cutters and grinders to its product line. In 1971, the company added Holac dicers and slicers, and then in 1980 added Fomaco injectors and tenderizers. Along the way, they continued to add other complementary lines of equipment, including Ross tray packaging, AMFEC meat processing equipment, Supervac vacuum packaging equipment, and most recently Repak form/fill/seal packaging equipment.

As the business grew, so too did Reiser. In 1984, Reiser moved to its spacious headquarters in Canton, Massachusetts. In 1987, Reiser opened an office in Canada and then in 1993 opened a third office in England, allowing the company to better serve its customers in those regions.

Today, Reiser owns a majority interest in many of the same companies it represents, including Ross Industries, AMFEC, Vemag and Holac. The company’s commitment to the food processing industry is stronger than ever. A new Customer Center is under construction at the Canton office and is slated to open later this year. The Center will be used for demonstrations of Reiser equipment and to allow customers to test new products and processes.