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Supporting a network of authorized TGW Distributors throughout the Americas
Supporting a network of authorized TGW Distributors throughout the Americas

Company Profile

TGW Systems is a worldwide leading supplier of highly dynamic automated equipment used to transport a wide variety of products. TGW Systems manufacturers one of the industry's highest quality conveyor and sortation technologies which are sold through a network of factory trained authorized Distributors, who partner with TGW Systems to strengthen their efforts of providing a complete integrated logistical package that meets the end user's needs.

Our Distributor-Partners are experienced at developing and implementing fully automated integrated conveyor and sortation systems, as well as offering a local presence, on-site capabilities, and immediate service that the end user requires. TGW Systems incorporates a total team effort with continuous support of their technologies by providing the industries best warranty and guaranteed system performance.

Since the beginning TGW Systems has strived to meet or exceed all customer expectations by providing the highest quality products and services, on time, at exceptional value, in an environment which promotes safety and personal development for each application. Along with our vision, values, and dedication to providing complete customer satisfaction TGW Systems strives to continuously build upon its reputation of durability, reliability, and quality. All of these encompassing factors along with our associate's family-like approach have made TGW Systems a leading manufacturer of conveyance technologies.

Corporate History


In 1964 Ted Hammond purchased Ernst Manufacturing Company from Marvin Ernst and shortened the name to Ermanco. Ernst Manufacturing was a job shop and built a variety of special devices and semi-standard conveyors. Ted Hammond specialized in conveyor and expanded the conveyor lines to include slat conveyors, wire mesh, cleated chain-driven etc., in addition to turn tables, transfers, and other devices required with conveyors.

Our first manufacturing building, 1963In 1983, Leon Kirschner, along with other investors purchased Ermanco. Leon became the CEO, and Ermanco transformed its manufacturing process into producing conveyors for business partners. We were purchased in 1999 by SI Handling Systems; a publicly-held company located in Easton, Pennsylvania, and later formed Paragon Technologies.

In August of 2005, Paragon sold Ermanco to TGW Transportgerate forming TGW-ERMANCO.

Since the purchase in August 2005, we have seen dynamic growth and changes. Increased sales also initiated an increase within our workforce. Our building was adapted to accommodate the additional personnel, and we opened a new facility for our expanding product lines. In addition, we changed our traditional color from Ermanco blue to the TGW red, white & black. This subtle change made it more obvious to our customers that the new TGW-ERMANCO has much more to offer in the way of products and technology.

Our name changed to TGW Systems Inc. in 2008, and we changed…

One of the most important elements that remain the same, however, is the friendly, family-like atmosphere and the great people who work here. There is very little change in the staff. On average, our associates have worked for the company for over ten years. We recently celebrated the anniversary of an associate who has been here for 40 years! A few people left the company in pursuit of other opportunities, but many have eagerly returned. TGW Systems has a reputation in our community as being a friendly, great place to work.