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Tension Packaging & Automation

What We Do


Tension Packaging & Automation is a leader in packaging equipment and automation systems. We are solution specialists for eCommerce and pharmacy — helping customers optimize productivity.


Our expertise in packaging equipment for eCommerce and pharmacy operations offers customers expertise in pharmacy packaging, project design, machine development, software integration and service and support. 


Get results-driven solutions in manufacturing, installation, packaging automation, consumables and robotics. 


Our Story


Tension Packaging & Automation’s parent company, Tension Corporation, was founded in 1886 and is based in Kansas City, Missouri. More than 135 years ago, our parent company,


Tension Corporation, was established in Kansas City, Mo. as a manufacturer of stationary, advertising novelties, and eventually envelopes (our name stems from a specific style of envelope called a “tension tie”).


Tension is a fourth-generation-led, family-owned organization with nine US-based plants and an international presence with locations in Taiwan and China. We operate under two main divisions — our Envelope & Printed Products and Packaging & Automation.


We’re proudly backed by our legacies of excellence and innovation, which have helped our Packaging & Automation division become a world-class leader in complete packaging and automation solutions.


Our Partners


For more than a decade, Tension has partnered with MHI (Material Handling Industry), the nation’s largest material handling, logistics and supply chain association.


With more than 800 members and 18 industry groups, the MHI offers a powerful resource for knowledge, networking, solutions sourcing for manufacturing and supply chain professionals. We are proud members of the SLAM and Solutions Community groups and exhibit at MHI’s annual trade shows, ProMat and MODEX.




Tension Packaging & Automation Headquarters
819 East 19th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States


eCommerce Order Fulfillment Group

Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Southern U.S.
Louisville, KY 40245
United States


Western Region
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
United States


Western Region
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
United States


Northeastern Region
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
United States


Texas Region
Katy, TX 77450
United States

Pharmacy Group


819 East 19th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States


Dyer, IN 46311
United States



3250 Quentin Street
Suite 120
Aurora, CO 80011


Service & Support

Navarre, FL 32566

Start Your Career with Tension Packaging and Automation

We appreciate and welcome your interest in employment with Tension Corporation.

We need people like you! 


Tension is a leading national manufacturer and marketer of packaging equipment, custom envelope products, fulfillment packaging systems and pharmacy packaging and automation. 


Careers at Tension include manufacturing, operations, sales, customer service, accounting and administrative support positions.

Tension is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Smiling employee Russell, with Tension Packaging & Automation, provides maintenance to equipment.