Pro Mach Expands Global Filling and Capping Capabilities with Acquisition of Pacific Packaging Machinery

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New rotary and inline filling and capping solutions strengthen Pro Mach’s position as a single-source provider of packaging equipment and integrated systems for the entire line; Pro Mach global filling and capping product line is one of the most extensive in packaging with solutions for food, beverage, personal care, and pharmaceutical markets

Pacific's filling expertise for the food and consumer care sectors, combined with our existing expertise in other markets, gives Pro Mach a complete line of global filling and capping solutions. --Doug Stambaugh, Senior Vice President, Bottling & Capping

Pro Mach, Inc. continues to expand its capabilities and strengthen its position as a complete, one-stop provider of packaging line solutions. The global integrated packaging solutions leader announced today it has acquired California-based Pacific Packaging Machinery, a manufacturer of best-in-class light to viscous rotary and inline filling and capping solutions.

Pacific and its Pack West division bring new filling and capping capabilities to Pro Mach that allow it to better serve food, pharmaceutical, personal care, home care, and chemical customers who produce light to viscous products or want a lower capacity inline solution. Pacific joins Pro Mach’s filling and capping brands Federal and Zalkin, as well as pharmaceutical filling and capping solutions from NJM Packaging, to create one of the packaging industry’s most complete portfolios of filling and capping solutions with over 15,000 machines installed around the world.

“We’re pleased to welcome the outstanding Pacific Packaging team,” says Mark Anderson, Pro Mach President and CEO. “Pacific Packaging and Pro Mach bring together a great deal of experience in manufacturing high quality filling and capping solutions and supporting the world’s leading food, pharmaceutical, and consumer goods companies. Their solutions complement our existing strengths in filling our customers' rigid and flexible packages and expand our ability to be a one-stop shop for integrated solutions across the entire packaging line.”

Pacific Packaging, founded in 1962, provides high-speed rotary filling and capping equipment for a wide range of applications and leading manufacturers in nearly 40 countries. Pacific specializes in filling solutions for aerosol, pourable, and non-pourable viscous and semi-viscous products. Pacific fillers routinely handle product viscosities ranging from thin substances such as alcohol and water to thick substances such as peanut butter and caulk.

Pacific’s Pack West division specializes in inline liquid filling and capping solutions for a wide range of products of different viscosities. The inline filling and capping systems set the industry standard for JIB (jug-in-a-box), pail, and retail applications.

Pete Carpino, President of Pacific Packaging, will join Pro Mach as Vice President and General Manager, reporting to Pro Mach’s Bottling & Capping Group Senior Vice President, Doug Stambaugh. Pro Mach will continue to invest in Pacific’s team, brands, and facilities to take advantage of potential product synergies and accelerate growth in key markets.

“We look forward to working with the Pacific team to create new opportunities to grow our business and serve our customers around the world,” says Stambaugh. “We share a common approach to building long term relationships with customers based on trust and service, as well as delivering high quality equipment that provides decades of performance and value. Additionally, Pacific substantially broadens our filling capabilities with their strong presence and expertise in the food and consumer care sectors. Combined with our already strong market presence in beverage, dairy, and pharmaceutical, we now have a truly complete line of global filling and capping solutions.”

Pro Mach is a premier packaging and processing machinery manufacturer and integrated systems provider, with over 30 equipment brands sold throughout the world. Pro Mach manufactures and integrates solutions for the global filling, primary and secondary packaging, pharmaceutical packaging, and labeling and coding segments. Pro Mach continues to grow rapidly with a global customer base and operations in North America, Mexico, Europe, United Arab Emirates, and China.

About Pacific Packaging Machinery
Pacific Packaging Machinery, Inc. provides rotary and inline liquid filling and capping equipment for leading manufacturers worldwide from its headquarters in San Clemente, California. Pacific Packaging, founded in 1962, is widely recognized as the packaging leader for high-speed rotary volumetric liquid fillers. Pacific’s personalized and custom engineering, innovative research and development, and superior customer service place it at the forefront of liquid packaging for food, personal care, household, chemical and automotive products. For more information about Pacific Packaging, please visit http://www.Pacificpak.com.

About Pro Mach
Pro Mach is a leading provider of integrated packaging and processing products and solutions for food, beverage, consumer goods, pharmaceutical, and other diverse companies. Through multiple brands, Pro Mach provides product packaging and processing equipment, PMMI certified trainers, installation, parts, and service in Bottling & Capping, Primary Packaging, Pharmaceutical Packaging, Flexible Packaging, Material Handling, Labeling & Coding, and End of Line, as well as Integrated Solutions for complete packaging lines.

Pro Mach has a diverse customer base, from Fortune 500 companies to smaller, privately-held businesses worldwide, which depend on reliable, flexible, technologically advanced equipment and integrated solutions. Pro Mach is headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio, with manufacturing facilities and offices throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, United Arab Emirates, and China. For more information about Pro Mach, please visit http://www.ProMachInc.com.

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