Our History

Beginning with our founding more than a century ago as Oliver Machinery Company, through our position today as a global leader in medical packaging, the Oliver legacy has always been one built upon innovation, quality, technical expertise, customer focus, and a commitment to excellence.
1890
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American Machinery Company

Joseph Oliver founds the company to market wood trimmer
1950

Packaging and Converting

Company introduces printing & packaging products and services
1960
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DuPont™ Tyvek®

Oliver partners with DuPont™ to develop coatings for healthcare packaging
1968
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

Facility begins healthcare packaging operations as Oliver Medical
1973
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Adhesive Innovation

Oliver introduces high-performance 18B adhesive
1986
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Mangar Industries is Formed

1987
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Tolas Healthcare Packaging is Formed

1990

Growth

Oliver and Tolas expand to meet the needs of the expanding healthcare industry
1992
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Hamilton, Ohio

Facility opens for expanded adhesive coating operations
1999
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Oliver in Europe

Oliver begins European operation in Venray, The Netherlands
2006

Oliver in Asia

Oliver begins Asian operation in Suzhou, China
2009

Oliver & Tolas Merge

2013
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Oliver-Tolas Opens Manufacturing in Suzhou, China

2016
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Oliver-Tolas Acquires Mangar Industries

2018
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Oliver Opens 68,000 Square Feet Plant in Suzhou, China

2018
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Galway, Ireland

Technology Centre is opened for technical services and rapid prototyping
2018

Regional Sales Office Opens in Singapore to Support Growing Customer Base

2019
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Oliver Acquires CleanCut Technologies LLC

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