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The Beginning



In 1948, Frank B. Fishburne. Sr. designed a down packer tobacco press, which revolutionized the industry. Since then, we have continued to develop tobacco machinery tailor-made to meet the demands of GLT and Primary facilities worldwide.


The Challenge

There is nothing we like better than meeting a difficult challenge. We solve problems through innovation; by looking in unexpected places for the right answers. We listen to our customers because their needs are our priority. Turnkey systems are our specialty, and unconditional customer satisfaction is our promise. In summation, Fishburne is the Leader s Choice in tobacco packaging technology.


Production Rates

The production rates of our tobacco packing equipment are engineered to match customer requirements, from 2000 kg./hr to over 20,000 kg./hr. Single or multiple ram press arrangements make bales, cases, hogsheads, boxes and/or bags and can be configured to produce any one or a combination of package types.

Our specialty packing equipment includes cut filler tobacco presses, head out and by-product presses


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