Chisholm Machinery is a provider of engineered equipment solutions to North American food processors. We are partnered with a select group of machinery manufacturers, each recognized as leaders in their field. Chisholm's core market is fruit and vegetable processors that manufacture chilled, fresh, frozen, or canned products. In addition, our equipment lines extend into the pharmaceutical, petrochemical, personal care, paint and other consumer packaged goods.


Depending on our customer's needs, we have the resources to provide a full range of services from simple sourcing of a single machine for an existing production line, up to complex integrated line solutions. CMS capabilities encompass line design, line layout drawings, equipment installation, and training. Our aftermarket parts and service staff are available to keep our equipment operating 24/7. We conduct a daily border crossing to accelerate customs clearance and reduce shipping time.


In order to provide a higher level of service to our customers, each member of our sales team is a specialist in processing or packaging machinery solutions.

Processing - we provide a full line of processing solutions through our exclusive best-in-class suppliers complemented by specific equipment partners depending upon the application. We have extensive experience in fruits and vegetables, snack foods, meat/poultry/fish. Equipment offerings include:

  • material handling
  • vibratory conveyors, screw conveyors, belt conveyors
  • thermal processing - blanchers, cookers, coolers
  • optical sorters - removal of product defects and foreign material
  • size reduction - slicers, dicers, shredders, mills

Packaging - we provide a full line of packaging solutions through our exclusive best-in-class suppliers complemented by specific equipment partners depending upon the application. We routinely augment your existing packaging line equipment with targeted equipment selections to provide production improvements that directly impact your cost of goods. Today, more than ever, you need to be the lowest cost producer. We understand that and devise ways to get you there.

Typical projects can include any combination of the following:

  • depalletizers
  • fillers
  • closers or cappers
  • label machines
  • secondary packaging including cartoning, bundling or tray/case packing
  • palletizing along with all appropriate line conveyor and controls.


Chisholm Machinery is a multi-generational family-owned company with origins in the early 20th century. Current owners are brothers Dac and Greg Chisholm, who are the third generation to run the company after taking over from their late father Don in 1995. Below is a brief timeline of the company's history.

1932 - Brothers Don and Charles Chisholm established Chisholm Engineering in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Their vision was to provide equipment automation solutions to the burgeoning North American food processing sector.

1962 - Company was incorporated as Chisholm Machinery Sales Ltd.

1982 - Second generation, Don Chisholm II took over the business

1995 - Third generation brothers Dac and Greg Chisholm took over the business from their father, Don Chisholm

2014 - Fourth generation joins the company