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For Immediate Release - August 25, 2017

Hunkar Technologies, Inc. Acquires Rixan Associates, Inc.

Cincinnati, Ohio, August 25, 2017 Hunkar Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Rixan Associates, Inc., a leading full-service integrator and reseller of robotic automation systems based in Dayton, Ohio.

Established in 1959, Rixan has a long history of innovation and excellence in robotics, vision systems and the development of user interfaces. Rixan team members are industry experts in developing automation solutions that deliver a high level of return on investment in even the most complex environments.

Hunkar Technologies, Inc., founded in 1962, is a privately-held, rapidly-growing automated machinery manufacturer, reseller and service provider that is focused on helping manufacturers and distributors continually improve their quality, plant safety, throughput, profitability and global competitiveness.

"Adding Rixan to our corporate portfolio will expand our robotic automation capabilities and expertise," said Eric Thiemann, president of Hunkar Technologies, Inc. "Rixan's team of talented professionals will ensure that every Rixan client can expect the same terrific service and support moving forward that they have enjoyed in the past. They will also benefit from the expanded product lines and related support services that Rixan will now be able to provide."

Rixan President Doug Rice said, "Our clients will benefit from the diverse and comprehensive product resources and automation market knowledge Hunkar possesses. They will continue to work with the same people here at Rixan that they have grown to know, and will have access to additional resources to help become even more productive and competitive."

For more information, please contact Mr. Doug Rice at 937-438-3005,

About Rixan Associates: Rixan Associates is a full-service automation company, specializing in the engineering, integration, repair and service of robotic systems. Rixan is an authorized distributor and integrator of Denso, Mitsubishi and Fanuc robots, and is an authorized Denso and Mitsubishi repair facility.

About Hunkar Technologies, Inc.: Hunkar Technologies is a privately-held automation machinery solution and data tracking management system manufacturer, integrator and reseller of: robotic automation systems, automated packaging and EPS shaping & recycling machinery; label application systems; barcode scanning and printing systems, vision inspection, label printing and I.D. tag lamination; warehouse inventory and asset tracking systems; machine controls and sensors.

For Immediate Release - April 1, 2014

Alpha Systems acquires Carterin IT Management  

Today, Alpha Systems, a Hunkar Technologies Company, announced that it has acquired Carterin Inc., a Midlothian,Virginia based IT Management Company specializing in Cloud Based Solutions.

Founded in 2007, Carterin, Inc. is a diversified solutions provider of cloud and hosted services, networking, computer repair, security, data storage, email, and telephony services.

Mr. Doug Horton, President of Carterin, will remain with the business and has joined Alpha Systems in a senior leadership role. Mr. Horton  will report to Mr. Robert Cook President and GM of Alpha Systems. All existing employees of Carterin will be joining Alpha Systems at its offices in Midlothian.

Mr. Doug Horton, President of Carterin stated:  “I am excited to be joining a company that shares my intensity for comprehensive yet hands on  customer service. Alpha Systems, a Hunkar Technologies Company, clearly offers a broad range of IT management solutions and related support services coupled with a deep bench of seasoned technicians that will most certainly yield enormous benefits to our existing Carterin clients” Mr. Robert Cook added:  “ All of us at Alpha Systems and Hunkar are extremely pleased to have Doug Horton and all the terrific people associated with Carterin joining us. As we move forward, Carterin clients should expect the same high level of comprehensive service and attention that they have grown to enjoy  over the years from Carterin personnel. This consolidation of Carterin and Alpha Systems will no doubt deliver significant and recurring benefits to the clients of both Carterin and Alpha Systems”.

For more information please contact Mr. Robert Cook at 804-744-4295 or Mr. Doug Horton 804-744-9870


Hunkar Technologies, Inc. is  rapidly growing privately held Diversified Automation Solution and Data Management System Manufacturer, Integrator and Reseller of: IT Management Solutions, Automated Packaging and EPS Production & Recycling Machinery; Label Application Systems; Data Management and Barcode Scanning, Printing, Vision Detection and Label Production; Inventory and Asset Tracking Systems; Machine Controls and Sensors.

For Immediate Release - JANUARY 6, 2014

Hunkar Technologies, Inc. Names new General Manager for its Packaging Equipment and Label Applicator Division


We are pleased to announce that Mr. Phil Brummett, a Senior Executive with the Data and Barcode Midwest Division of Hunkar for 12 years, has been promoted to General Manager for Hunkar Packaging, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hunkar Technologies, effective January 6, 2014.

Phil will be contacting every one of Hunkar Packaging’s Dealers in the next few weeks to introduce himself and gain a better understanding of the needs and desires of each of our Dealers.

Phil replaces Jeannine Martin who has been promoted to Vice President of Support Services with senior responsibilities for supporting the Gateway Precision, Hunkar Packaging, and the Hunkar Laboratories businesses of Hunkar Technologies.     
Hunkar Packaging, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of custom, automated, semi-automated and manual label applicators, packaging systems as well as related installation, parts and repair services. 

Hunkar's comprehensive product line developed from the merger of three businesses: Lord Label of Dallas, Texas, OEM Labels of Salem, Ohio, and Joseph Manufacturing from Lees Summit, Missouri. Subsequent to the acquisitions, all of these products were reengineered to ensure energy use is minimized, ease of use was maximized, and historic durability and quality were uncompromised.
For more information please contact Mr. Phil Brummett on his mobile phone number 513-919-2976, via email at or at the office at 859-431-0060 ext 109.

For Immediate Release - January 3, 2014 

Hunkar Technologies, Inc. announced that it has acquired Belcorp Inc.


Today, Hunkar Technologies, Inc. announced that it has acquired Belcorp Inc., a Cincinnati based Integrator, Developer, Designer and Installer of Automated Packaging and Material Handling Systems.
Founded in 1986, Belcorp, Inc. is a diversified solutions provider of product orienting and feeding machines, liquid and powder/granule fillers, cappers/lidders, product inspection systems (x-ray, metal detection, check weighers and vision) label applicators, print and apply label systems, vertical and horizontal form/fill and seal machines, palletizing machinery, robotic systems, shrink and stretch wrap systems, cartoners, carton erectors and loaders, case packers, case erectors and loaders, conveying systems as well as comprehensive mechanical, electrical, controls programming and installation services.
Mr. Larry McGovern and Mr. Ed Kraft will be co-general managers of the Belcorp business unit of Hunkar and will report to Mr. Eric R. Thiemann, President and CEO of Hunkar Technologies.  We are happy to report thar all existing employees of Belcorp will be joining Hunkar.

Larry McGovern President of Belcorp stated:  “on behalf of all the employees of Belcorp, we are happy and excited to become a part of Hunkar Technologies and firmly believe that our clients and customers will immediately benefit from the depth and breadth  of automated packaging and data management product solutions, controls programming and engineering resources that Hunkar Technologies possesses.”  Eric R. Thiemann, President of Hunkar Technologies added: “We are extremely pleased to have Larry McGovern, Ed Kraft and all the terrific people associated with Belcorp joining us at Hunkar. Belcorp clients should not see changes in their Belcorp contact people. As we move forward, Belcorp clients should expect the same high level of comprehensive service and attention that they have grown to enjoy over the years from Belcorp personnel. This consolidation of Belcorp and Hunkar will no doubt deliver significant and recurring benefits to both Belcorp and Hunkar Clients”.

For more information please contact Mr. Larry McGovern at 513-825-1550 or or Mr. Ed Kraft at or Mr. Phil Brummett at Hunkar Packaging Group at 859-431-0060 or
Hunkar Technologies, Inc. is a rapidly growing privately held diversified automation solution and data management system manufacturer and international supplier of: Automated Packaging and EPS Production and Recycling Machinery; Label Application Systems; Data Management and Barcode Scanning, Printing, Vision Detection and Label Production; Inventory and Asset Tracking Systems; IT Management Services; Machine Controls and Sensors.

Press Release

Cincinnati, OH
January 24, 2013

The Commercial IT Division of Applied Sciences and Information Services, Inc. has been acquired by Alpha Systems, a subsidiary of Hunkar Technologies, Inc.

Today January 3, 2013, Hunkar Technologies’ announced that its Alpha Systems business unit, located in Midlothian, Virginia, has acquired the Commercial IT Management Division of Applied Sciences and Information Services, Inc. in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Mr. David Mapstone will continue as the Commercial Division’s Operations Manager and will now report to Mr. Robert Cook President and General Manager of Alpha Systems. All other employees in the Asis Commercial Division have also joined the Alpha Systems team. The new Business unit will become the Data Services Division of Alpha Systems and will remain at its present facilities and will continue with the same contact phone numbers as the Business currently uses.

Mr. David Mapstone stated “ This merger with Alpha Systems will be a huge plus to our current clients. Alpha Systems and Hunkar Technologies’ immense data management resources combined with our Data Services Division’s strong IT service and security capabilities will now provide our existing clients with even more comprehensive data management solutions and support. Robert Cook stated “ we are excited to have all the talented people in the Asis Commercial IT Division joining us at Alpha. We will make a terrific team and I will make certain that the exceptional service Asis client’s have grown to expect continues. To learn more about the transaction please contact: Mr. David Mapstone, Operations Manager at or Mr. Robert Cook, President and GM of Alpha Systems, Inc. at

The Commercial Division of Asis, now the Data Services division of Alpha Systems, provides on-site and remote IT Management Services, 24 hour help desk support, IT Systems integration, administration, testing and comprehensive IT Security Solutions. Alpha Systems provides Comprehensive Data Management Solutions, Asset Tracking software tools, inventory management systems, vision inspection systems, wireless and tethered bar code technology, Wi-Fi infrastructure , custom programming, automation system installation and support.

Hunkar Technologies is a Global Manufacturer and Supplier of Data Management Technology and Specialty Automation Solutions focused on enhancing Client Profitability, Quality and Global Cost Competitiveness.

Gateway Precision Technologies acquired by Hunkar Packaging Inc.

December 21, 2011

Today, Hunkar Packaging Inc., (“Hunkar”) a subsidiary of Hunkar Technologies, Inc., announced that it has acquired certain assets of Gateway Precision Technologies (“Gateway”) based in Holland, Michigan.

Gateway is a premier supplier of computer controlled standard and special foam processing equipment and systems.  Gateway also is an industry leader in a great many other custom manufacturing equipment environments that utilize Gateway’s comprehensive engineering capabilities, complete machine control building refurbishment and repair capabilities, top flight field and installation support and full inventory of production consumables and wear parts.

Mr. David Sokol has joined Hunkar as the  senior leader of Gateway, ensuring long time Gateway clients that the  support, engineering and product quality they have come to expect is equalled or exceeded under the ownership of Hunkar.  Eric R. Thiemann, President of Hunkar Technologies stated: “We are extremely excited to have Mr. Dave Sokol and his team joining us at Hunkar.  As a 50 year old manufacturing technology Company, we at Hunkar fully understand and appreciate both the importance and complexity of building reliable, cost effective, state of the art manufacturing systems that produce long term savings results and global competitive advantages for our clients. Dave and all the people connected with Gateway clearly embody this same mission. It is our hope that Gateway clients will immediately benefit from this acquisition through the additional support resourses we are dedicating to Gateway as well as exposure to other critical automation and information solutions developed by Hunkar that help businesses achieve their true potential.”

For more information please contact:
Mr. David Sokol at 616-786-2290

Hunkar Technologies is a diversified global automation equipment and systems manufacturer and supplier of machine controls and sensors, automated label applicators, packaging systems, data management and bar code equipment, inventory and asset tracking systems, programming services, engineered proprietary material handling and production equipment and related close tolerance custom design and metal fabrication services.

Alpha Systems announces the acquisition of Point of Activity, Inc.

January 10, 2011

Midlothian, Virginia - Today, Hunkar Data and Barcode, Inc., a subsidiary of Hunkar Technologies, Inc., announced that its Alpha Systems barcode division acquired certain assets of Point of Activity, Inc. based in Richmond, Virginia. The acquisition was an asset purchase transaction.
Point of Activity, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is a premier value added reseller of bar code equipment, labels, mobile and stationary inventory and asset tracking systems, programming and repair support services. Mr. Robert H. Cook, Jr. General Manager of Alpha Systems stated: “The knowledgeable and talented people that this transaction places togethor will no doubt yield significant support benefits to our mutual client base. This deal furthers our efforts to achieve our primary goal as a technology business, relentlessly help all of our clients improve their respective profitability and competitive position through innovation.” Mr. Wayne Brown II, President of Point of Activity, Inc. added: “This is an exciting day, Point of Activity, Inc. clients will most certainly benefit by the tremendous reach and resources that Alpha Systems and Hunkar brings them in the fields of data management and automation.. All of us are looking forward to working closely with and supporting the loyal clients who have blessed us with their business and confidence over the years.”

Mr. Wayne Brown II will join Alpha Systems as Vice President- business development and report to Mr. Cook . Mr. Joseph Panella, a long time senior executive at Alpha Systems has been promoted to Vice President of Sales and will continue to report to Mr. Cook.
For more information please contact Mr. Robert H. Cook Jr. at 804-744-9870 Ext. 201 or Mr. Wayne Brown II at 804-744-9870 Ext. 203 or
Hunkar Technologies is a leading international supplier and manufacturer of data & barcode
solutions, label application & packaging systems, metal storage containers & material handling equipment and automation controls & sensors.

To: All Hunkar Packaging Dealers

Norwood Marking Systems enters partnership
with Hunkar Packaging, Inc.

September 10, 2010

Today, Hunkar Packaging, Inc. (A Hunkar Technologies Company) announced that it has entered into an exciting new sales partnership with Norwood Marking Systems. This expanded relationship will now permit Hunkar to sell Norwood Products, including the popular AK-7 hot stamp printer, to Hunkar Dealers at prices well below the discounts most Dealers currently enjoy.

The Hunkar/Norwood partnership is expected to allow most Hunkar Dealers who sell Norwood products to earn an additional 5-10% profit simply by purchasing Norwood products directly from Hunkar. The arrangement also contemplates spare parts and repair services.
To learn more please contact Ms. Jeannine Martin at or 859-431-0060, or Mr. Marshall Pelot at or 816-916-5942.
Hunkar Packaging is a leading manufacturer of custom, automated, semi automated and manual label applicators, packaging systems as well as related installation, parts and repair services. Norwood Marking Systems is a world class manufacturer of marking solution systems for the packaging industry.






Hunkar Laboratories is Joining the Hunkar Packaging Division and Moving to Larger Facilities

January 14, 2010
Cincinnati, OH

Today, Hunkar Laboratories, Inc. a subsidiary of Hunkar Technologies, Inc. announced that after experiencing significant growth over the last several years the business will be moving to larger facilities in Northern Kentucky.

Hunkar Laboratories and it's sister company Hunkar Packaging, Inc. are joining forces and will occupy a new 45,000 square foot plant located just over the river from downtown Cincinnati, in Covington, Kentucky, near interstate 75. The plant is specifically designed to better support manufacture of the 311 Series 2 parison programmer, multiple customer unit testing and complete system run-offs as well as introduce new in house capabilities to the manufacturing operation including laser cutting, automated punching and painting to decrease lead times and further improve quality assurance.

As of February 1, 2010, Hunkar Laboratories, Inc. should be fully relocated to the new facilities. Please note the following new telephone, fax and street address changes:

7007 Valley Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45244

1320 Russell Street
Covington, KY 41011

Phone: 859-431-0060
Fax: 859-392-2050

For more information please contact Ms. Jeannine Martin, General Manager at 513-272-1010 x109 or email at

Subject: Thank you

June 15, 2009

On behalf of everyone at Hunkar Data and Barcode, I wish to thank you for all of your business over the years and for allowing us the privilege of serving you and your company. Hunkar has performed remarkably well in this challenging economic environment and we are most grateful for your support.

In 2009 we have worked especially hard to develop new services that are helping our clients lower their operating expenses each day. A few of these new services are:

  • UL Label Printing. Hunkar is now one of a select group of authorized suppliers of labels with UL marks for manufacturers and distributors. Many unauthorized label suppliers are selling UL marks, putting businesses at risk of fine or recall. Our service eliminates these risks, includes custom and short run applications and saves our clients the cost of equipment, software, training and labor required to produce UL marks.
  • Printer Repair. Hunkar is a certified printer repair house for Intermec, Zebra, Datamax and Sato. We offer multiyear depot contracts.
  • Custom Preprint Labeling. Hunkar offers quick turn label pre-print capabilities for trial and short run label printing applications.
  • On Site Evaluation Services. Hunkar technical staff will visit client facilities to analyze existing data management processes and recommend, when appropriate, techniques and technologies that can dramatically lower operating costs and improve accuracy.

As a reminder, attached is a comprehensive list of Hunkar Data and Barcode Systems, Inc. products and services for your review. Please contact us should you believe we can assist you in any way. We look forward to hearing from you.

Phil Brummett
Midwest General Manager
Hunkar Data & Barcode Systems, Inc.

Hunkar Data & Bar Code Systems, Inc. – Accepted as a member of Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL)® Authorized Label Suppliers Program PGAA.LP3795 (ALSP)



June 22, 2009
Cincinnati, OH

Further expanding its product and service offering for labels, Hunkar Data & Bar Codes Systems, Inc. is now authorized to provide Type R and Type L, UL® marks.

Hunkar, a well known provider of UL® recognized components for Thermal Transfer Label Printing and pre-printed Bar Code, RFID and Product Labels, has expanded its pre-printed label line with labels including the authorized UL® marks, made to order for its manufacturer clients. Labels with UL® marks, will be available in a wide variety standard and custom sizes and shapes, produced with the highest quality recognized label materials.

“Hunkar recognizes the importance of maintaining the integrity of the UL® system and all manufacturers utilizing Hunkar to produce UL® marks can be assured that Hunkar monitors all aspects of the process and maintains 100% compliance with the ALSP”, said Mike Barker, Vice President of Hunkar Data & Bar Code Systems, Inc.

Hunkar Data & Bar Codes Systems, Inc. is a Value Added Reseller, Systems Integrator and Solutions provider for bar code, RFID and labeling systems. Solutions include hardware, software, custom development, wireless surveys, installation and configuration services, a complete line of label materials, pre-printed labels (including UL®), label printers and automatic labeling and print-apply machines.

The words: Underwriter’s Laboratories and UL are property of Underwriter’s Laboratories, Inc.

Alpha Systems, Inc. acquired by Data and Bar Code Systems subsidiary of Hunkar Technologies, Inc.


Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Midlothian, Virgina and Cincinnati, Ohio

Today, Alpha Systems, Inc. announced that it had been acquired by the Data and Bar Code Systems Subsidiary of Hunkar Technologies, Inc. The transaction was an asset purchase.

The purchase by Hunkar marks its fifth U.S. acquisition in the Bar Code Data Collection space. Hunkar supports clients throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Far East. This acquisition completes another step in Hunkar’s long-term strategy to position itself among the top tier of Value Added Resellers and Integrators, for complete data collection solutions.

Alpha will remain at its current address in Midlothian, VA and all staff members will be retained at closing. Clients should see no difference in operations, but will benefit by experiencing a wider breadth of product line and support.

Richard Todd, Owner of Alpha Systems and now President of the Eastern U.S. division of Hunkar Technologies’ Data and Bar Code Systems Group stated, “All of us at Alpha Systems are excited to be part of Hunkar Technologies, to continue providing our customers solutions for data collection, mobile computing and bar code equipment. Hunkar will add new products and services to our present mix that will even further enhance the profitability and competitiveness of our customers.”

Mike Barker, Corporate Vice President and GM of the Hunkar Data and Bar Code Systems subsidiary added, “The team at Alpha Systems brings with them a well-earned reputation for great products, support and service. While the two entities are very similar, each brings unique areas of expertise that will be beneficial to the other. Richard and I will make sure that the high level of service that Alpha clients have come to expect continues, as the Alpha team leads our expansion in the Eastern region.”

For more information please contact Mr. Richard Todd at or Mr. Mike Barker at

Hunkar Technologies Data and Bar Code Systems Subsidiary is a total solutions supplier of Bar Code, RF and RFID systems, hardware, software and supplies. Hunkar Technologies, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of custom and standard label applicator and packaging equipment, machine controls, sensors, and material handling products.