July 2013 - ITW Muller, a leading manufacturer of both innovative stretch wrap equipment and high quality stretch wrap film, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year of its Octopus rotary ring stretch wrapping machines. Originally developed by sister company Haloila, in 1983, the Octopus was the world’s first automatic stretch wrapper utilizing rotary ring technology- revolutionizing the packaging industry. Continuous innovation and product development enabled the Octopus to remain the global leading brand of pallet wrapping machines. Today, over 5,000 Octopus stretch wrappers have been installed worldwide.
“What made the Octopus famous 30 years ago still holds true today; however, technological advancements and a commitment to quality have allowed us to evolve and produce an even better, faster and more efficient machine,” says Dan Schmidt, Business Development Manager at ITW Muller.
What began as one unique model 30 years ago has grown into a full line of Octopus machines capable of handling anywhere from 45-150+ loads per hour. They have also been successfully incorporated into varying industries, ranging from food to construction. The high performance pre-stretch design famous in all Octopus equipment is also known for saving customers up to 25% in film usage over other wrapping machines.
In addition to expanding and improving the Octopus line, ITW Muller has also built a wide range of unique options and upgrades to compliment the celebrated machines. From Tail Tucker and Logo Wrap™ to OctoMAX™, customers can now retrofit their Octopus to meet growing demands.
“While the anniversary is a good time to look back on past achievements, we are focused firmly on the future,” says Schmidt. “We continue to look for new ways to enhance and improve all our products and services and look forward to the next 30 years of innovation.”