About Us

You’ve got a product people want. You produce a lot of it; in fact, your production runs around the clock, most likely even on weekends. But do you have enough hands to set up boxes, pack, seal and stack them into trucks to go out the door in time?
When manual labor is in short supply, too unreliable, too expensive or too slow for your products to get to your customers, Pearson Packaging Systems is your answer. We are your one-stop-shop to automate and optimize your entire end-of-line packaging process.

WhyYou NeedUs

With a product in high-demand, optimizing and automating the packing process is unavoidable. However, while automation paybacks are extensive, the investment isn’t a small one either. So you want to be sure that after all is said and done, your production is meeting goals, operators are comfortably using and maintaining the equipment, total cost of ownership is minimal, and the “just-in-case” service support is reliable, quick and competent. You want a partner you can rely on.

Please Meet Pearson


In over 65 years, we deployed over 21,000 machines worldwide. And with almost 30 years of robotic integration under our belt, your secondary packaging project is in expert hands. Expertise that expands beyond machine design, build and service. Dedicated, experienced resources also support you in project management, system design and integration, parts and machine upgrades or modifications.


Different customers have different needs,  but ours have one thing in common. They are high-volume manufacturers in multi-shift environments where line uptime is a critical requirement to meet production throughput goals. From machine build to line design and supplementary services, Pearson has optimized its automation products and services around the demanding requirements of 24/7, high volume operations.

Single Source

There are equipment manufacturers, integrators, engineering firms, and consultants – all specialists in their chosen field. However, when it comes to end-of-line automation, you only need one source – Pearson Packaging Systems. If your products are top loaded, we are your single source provider for all secondary packaging needs, from individual equipment to fully integrated systems. We help you choose the right equipment, configure efficient layouts, recommend and source desired third party add-ons, manage your project to completion and provide service and assistance to keep things running smoothly.

Short Lead Times

You worked hard to get your project approved, now the clock is ticking. Whether allocated packaging automation budgets need to be spent by a particular fiscal point or products have to roll off the production line in time to meet contractual agreements – we understand and support you. Our turn-around times are industry leading with some core equipment being shipped in as little as 30 days. This also means that your down payments won’t be tied up in long build cycles.

Service Support

No matter how great your purchase experience is, what really matters is what happens if the packaging equipment fails to perform as expected. In that case, count on our extensive service organization with technicians at or near most major metropolitan areas. We are also committed to a timely solution, which means that if we cannot resolve a performance issue in the first service visit, we will return with an engineer to collaboratively find or design a successful fix. As one of only a handful of FANUC Certified Service Providers, we also have several technicians and engineers qualified to troubleshoot Fanuc robots on our own.


Follow our path to becoming the industry’s most comprehensive, integrated single source provider of top-loaded secondary packaging automation solutions – from individual equipment to integrated systems.


Our Story

First Automated 6-Pack Carrier Erector

R. A. “Lefty” Pearson, Bottle Shop Superintendent for Spokane’s Bohemian Brewery, invents the first automated 6-Pack Carrier Erector at home in his garage. The R. A. Pearson Company is born.

History 1955


History 1977

A Growing Operation

The R. A. Pearson Company moves its operations to the West Plains of Spokane to a newly built 60,000 square foot facility.


Expansion Once Again

The Spokane-based manufacturing facility expands to 110,000 square feet, its current size today.

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History 2002

A Strategic Shift

Pearson embarks on a strategic shift from exclusively building machines to providing complete end-of-line solutions. Reinforced by the name change from R.A. Pearson to Pearson Packaging Systems, the new strategic focus positions the company for consistent growth above market rates.


Becoming Lean

The implementation of lean manufacturing practices supports a renewed focus on improving quality, increasing value, and reducing lead times for customers.

History 2003


History 2004

First Integration of Industrial Robotic Systems

Pearson begins offering robotic systems, with the first RTLMX robot being delivered before the year’s end.


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Expanding Loading Capabilities

Pearson acquires Goodman Packaging Equipment, which provides the company with advanced product handling and Gantry Top Load Case packing expertise.

History 2008


History 2012
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The Portfolio Continues to Grow

The acquisition of Moen Industries adds Bliss and Tray Forming technology to the company’s portfolio, making Pearson the provider of the industry’s most complete line of secondary packaging solutions.


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Formation of Pearson Systems Solutions Group

To support the growing demand for complex turnkey systems, Pearson forms a dedicated group with integration experts – the Pearson Systems Solutions Group.

History 2015


History 2018
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Going East

As the demand for robotic solutions expands quickly, Pearson acquires Flexicell, adding 25 years of robotic integration experience and a much needed east-coast manufacturing location.

Pearson Patents

Pat. 7,886,503

Packaging Case Closing and Tape Sealing Machine and Processes

7886503 (uspto.gov)

Pat. 7,134,833


7134833 (uspto.gov)

Pat. 7,216,468


7216468 (uspto.gov)

Pat. 7,510,517


7510517 (uspto.gov)

Pat. 8,715,119

Adjustable Drive System

8715119 (uspto.gov)

Pat. 7,334,676

Compensating Roller System

7334676 (uspto.gov)

Pat. 7,571,587

Flaps Closer Apparatus

7571587 (uspto.gov)

Pat. 7,717,255

End of Arm Tool, Apparatus, and Method of Engaging an Article

7717255 (uspto.gov)

Pat. 8,167,530

Robotic Pallet-Emptying and Magazine-Loading Apparatus

8167530 (uspto.gov)

Pat. 7,788,881

Case Erector

7788881 (uspto.gov)

Pat. 8,157,080

Product Aggregating Apparatus

8157080 (uspto.gov)

Pat. 8,594,833

Programmable Product Picking Apparatus

8594833 (uspto.gov)

Pat. 8,109,062

Packaging Case Closing and Tape Sealing Machine and Processes

8109062 (uspto.gov)

Pat. 9,199,426


9199426 (uspto.gov)

Pat. 9,037,421


9037421 (uspto.gov)

Pat. 9,061,857

Tape Head for Case Sealing

9061857 (uspto.gov)

Pat. 10,093,440

Vertical Load Case Packer

10093440 (uspto.gov)

Pat. 10,023,390

Reconfigurable Chain Guide System

10023390 (uspto.gov)

Pat. 11,780,197

Tool for Use in Robotic Case Erecting

11780197 (uspto.gov)

Pat. 10,604,355

Flight and Product Indexing Assemblies for Packaging

10604355 (uspto.gov)

Pat. 10,947,062


10947062 (uspto.gov)

Pat. 11,130,223

Base for a Robotic Arm

11130223 (uspto.gov)

Pat. 11,446,819

End-of-Arm Tool for Robotic Arm

11446819 (uspto.gov)

Pat. 11,292,134

Case Inspection and Manufacturing Method

11292134 (uspto.gov)

Pat. 11,584,010

Knocked-Down Case Inspection and Erection Method

11584010 (uspto.gov)