Butler Automatic Inc. was founded in 1956 by Richard A. Butler, Jr. as a manufacturer of “zero speed” web splicing equipment. As the original inventor of zero speed splicing technology, Butler splicing equipment redefined performance and reliability over a broad spectrum of industries and markets.

Today Butler is a leading multinational manufacturer with over 17,000 units installed worldwide and continues to be the industry benchmark for quality, reliability and customer support. The company’s products are used in numerous applications including packaging, sleeving, thermo-forming, over-wrapping, printing, and a variety of converting operations. Our splicers are used to manufacture many different products including, stand-up pouches, flexible pouches, film bags, paper bags, business forms, envelopes, disposable diapers, wallpaper, fiberglass insulation, and corrugated cardboard.

Company headquarters and manufacturing operations are located in Middleborough, Massachusetts approximately 30 miles south of Boston. The Middleborough facility is a state of the art manufacturing operation.  Butler Automatic is proud to have achieved ISO 9001:2015 Certification.  Our quality and engineering is dedicated to developing new technologies for the packaging industry.  Click below to view our ISO Certificate.

With an additional office located in Geneva, Switzerland, our sales and support center is strategically located in the center of the main European markets. 

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