Bag Packaging for Hardware and Fasteners

Advanced machinery with inline printing and specialized heavy duty materials for efficient and organized bag packaging for hardware and fasteners.

Bag Packaging for Hardware and Fasteners

When consumers walk the aisles of any DIY or hardware store, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of product choices, sizes and styles. Often small hardware, fasteners and other parts are packaged in bags and displayed in bins or on hangers. Bagging is the most effective way to package and organize small parts, while also being the most flexible and affordable. 

Our bagging solutions include a wide range of machines and materials suitable for hand load to fully automatic packaging. Direct-to-bag, inline printing of barcodes, graphics and text are ideal for product identification, while pre-printing in up to 10-colors can set your products apart from the crowd.  

A few products our hardware and fastener customers are packaging today include:

  • Nuts, bolts, screws, washers, pins
  • Fittings, connectors, valves 
  • Cabinet, door and lock hardware
  • Pumps, hoses, gaskets
  • Assembly kits 
  • Spare parts for many applications, such as lawnmowers and household appliances

Bag Packaging Machinery

High-speed, accurate and flexible bag packaging with inline printing for easy organization, inventory and display

Our Autobag® and SidePouch® bag packaging systems improve productivity and increase capacity by integrating with your existing production line and automating the packaging process. Whether your application is best suited to a low- to mid-volume tabletop model, or to a high-speed, custom packaging system, we have a solution for your operation. 

Every system we manufacture is built for flexibility and ease of use. With a wide range of machine accessories to choose from, including printing, counting, weighing, conveying and kitting, our systems are designed to improve throughput and efficiency. 

Other machinery features include

  • Product and bag changeover is made simple with no tooling requirements and built-in job storage and recall
  • Easy to use AutoTouch operator interface
  • Inline imprinting for barcodes and other product identification
  • Next-bag-out printing that is ideal for short production runs and frequent changeovers
  • Small footprint to free up valuable production space
  • Vertical or horizontal filling 

Bag Packaging Film

High-quality durable films to meet the needs of the hardware and fasteners industry

Genuine Autobag and SidePouch bags are available in a wide range of materials, sizes and special features for the hardware and fasteners market. Several high strength films offer the durability needed for heavy handling while others offer high clarity for retail shelves. Our vast line of bag material features includes: 

  • Bag sizes from 2” x 2” to 22” x 36”
  • Tear and puncture resistant films
  • UV, moisture and corrosion protection
  • Laminations to protect printed instructions and product identification
  • Hanger holes for pegboard displays
  • Mil Spec film
  • Large inventory of In Stock Bags

See our full line of Films by Type for all our available materials or Contact Us for more information. 

Bag Features

Durable and flexible poly bags with available custom printing and other special features for branding and product identification

Our materials are system matched to our machines, ensuring that your operation runs at peak performance. From nuts and bolts to replacement parts and kits, we have the perfect solution for your product

  • Bag sizes from 2” x 2” to 22” x 36”
  • Choose from plain or custom printed bags
  • Reclosable zippers, hanger holes, compartments, etc. 
  • Built-in headers for pegboard and point-of-purchase displays
  • Large inventory of In Stock Bags for easy ordering and fast delivery


Customer service representativesOur interest in your success goes far beyond the sale. We believe in providing our customers with world-class support services so they can achieve and maintain peak packaging performance. We partner with you to solve your packaging problems and keep up with changing demands. Our factory-trained and direct support services include:

  • Custom Engineering and Integration
  • Product Applications Testing
  • Bag Graphics Design Support
  • Customer Service Support
  • Technical Phone Support
  • Factory Service
  • Field Service Engineers
  • Customer Maintenance Training
  • Customizable Preventive Maintenance Agreements
  • Financing and Payment Options
  • Custom loyalty rewards with our Systems Advantage™ program

Solutions Finder

See which bagging equipment might be right for your application. Use our convenient Solutions Finder to help get you started.

The change to Autobag machinery and plastic bags has increased our output significantly, we are now packaging 4 times faster than by hand. ~ M.B. Purchasing Manager

Automotive aftermarket specialist BM Catalysts’ road to packing automation starts with an Automated Packaging Systems PS 125 OneStep
Case Study

Automotive aftermarket specialist BM Catalysts’ road to packing automation starts with an Automated Packaging Systems PS 125 OneStep<sup>™</sup>

BM Catalysts is the largest independent manufacturer of high-quality aftermarket catalytic converters, DPFs and front/connecting pipes in Europe. From two high-tech facilities in Nottinghamshire, England, it exports to more than 35 countries. 

BM Catalysts uses the semi-automatic desktop PS 125 OneStep bagging system from Automated Packaging Systems to pack fitting kits for its catalytic converters, diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and front/connecting pipes.  Read More...