Pro Mach

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Pro Mach, Inc.
Private
Industry Manufacturing
Founded July 1998
Headquarters Loveland, Ohio, USA
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Mark W. Anderson
President and CEO
Owner AEA Investors LP
Website ProMachInc.com

Pro Mach, Inc. is a packaging machinery company headquartered in Loveland, Ohio. It was founded in 1998 and is a member of the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI).

The firm provides integrated packaging products and machinery for the food, beverage, household goods and pharmaceutical industries. Pro Mach has 17 manufacturing facilities and 23 brands that offer packaging machinery, processing machinery, label manufacturing, plastic parts manufacturing, equipment training, and aftermarket parts and service. Its manufacturing facilities and offices are located throughout the United States and Canada.

Pro Mach has been listed four times [1] on the Inc. 5000, which ranks America's fastest-growing privately held companies. Pro Mach was ranked #4,772 on the 2008 list, ranked #4,177 on the 2009 list, ranked #4,076 on the 2013 list, and ranked #4,058 on the 2014 list. It was ranked #34 on the 2010 Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100, which ranks the 100 largest privately held companies in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.[2] It received the 2010 Manny Green Award from Cincy magazine for manufacturing initiatives and product innovations that helped customers improve package sustainability.[3][4]

On September 16, 2014 affiliates of AEA Investors LP agreed to acquire Pro Mach from The Jordan Company.[5] On October 22, 2014, the acquisition of Pro Mach by Affiliates of AEA Investors LP was completed. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.[6]

Pro Mach was formerly owned by The Jordan Company,[7] Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC,[8] and the Frontenac Company.[9]

Pro Mach Brands[edit]

The following is a list of trademarked Pro Mach brands that provide equipment and services:

  • Allpax
  • Axon
  • Benchmark Automation
  • BEL
  • Brenton
  • Currie by Brenton
  • Dekka
  • Edson
  • Federal
  • Fowler
  • ID Technology
  • IPak
  • KLEENLine
  • LSI (Labeling Systems)
  • Matrix Packaging Machinery
  • Orion
  • Ossid
  • Pace
  • Rennco
  • Roberts PolyPro
  • Shuttleworth
  • Tekkra
  • Wexxar
  • Zalkin

History[edit]

July 1998
Pro Mach, Inc. was founded by Frontenac Company and headquarters were set up in Atlanta, Georgia. JP Richard named President and CEO.[10]

November 1998
Pro Mach acquired Wexxar Packaging of Delta, British Columbia, Canada, provider of case erecting equipment, case forming equipment and case sealing equipment.

December 1998
Pro Mach acquired Brenton Engineering of Alexandria, Minnesota, provider of case packing equipment, shrink wrapping equipment and palletizing equipment.

Pro Mach also acquired Roberts PolyPro of Charlotte, North Carolina, provider of plastic handles, product merchandising hooks and paperboard finishing/converting equipment.

March 1999
Pro Mach acquired Axon of Raleigh, North Carolina, provider of heat shrink sleeve and tamper evident band application equipment.

June 1999
Pro Mach acquired Orion Packaging of Collierville, Tennessee, provider of stretch wrapping and pallet wrapping equipment.

Pro Mach also acquired Styrotech of Raleigh, North Carolina, provider of stretch sleeve application equipment, to expand Axon's product line offerings.

July 1999
Pro Mach acquired Ossid of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, provider of tray overwrapping equipment.

January 2000
Pro Mach acquired Belcor Industries of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, provider of case forming equipment and case taping equipment.

March 2000
Pro Mach acquired Rennco of Homer, Michigan, provider of vertical bagging equipment and l-bar sealing equipment.

August 2000
Pro Mach acquired Robot Aided Manufacturing (RAM) Center of Red Wing, Minnesota, provider of robotic packaging systems, to expand Brenton's product line offerings.

November 2000
Pro Mach acquired Fowler Products Company of Athens, Georgia, provider of bottle capping equipment and bottle cap handling systems.

October 2002
Pro Mach acquired ID Technology of Fort Worth, Texas, provider of label application equipment, coding equipment, marking equipment and consumable labels.

December 2004
Odyssey Investment Partners acquired Pro Mach, Inc. from Frontenac Company and headquarters were moved to Loveland, Ohio. John W. Paxton, Sr. named Chairman and CEO.[11]

August 2005
Mark W. Anderson named President and COO of Pro Mach.

January 2006
Pro Mach acquired the Robocaser product line from Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed to expand Brenton's product line offerings.

February 2006
Pro Mach acquired Mahaffy & Harder Engineering of Fairfield, New Jersey, provider of horizontal thermoform, fill, seal and tray sealing packaging equipment, to expand Ossid's product line offerings.

May 2006
Pro Mach acquired The Glennon Group of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provider of labeling, marking and packaging systems, to expand ID Technology's regional operations into the Midwest.

Pro Mach also acquired Allpax Products of Covington, Louisiana, provider of retort and sterilization equipment.

September 2006
Pro Mach acquired Currie Machinery Company, provider of palletizing systems and material handling equipment, to expand Brenton's product line offerings.

May 2007
Pro Mach acquired Markor Marking and Labeling Systems of Fresno, California, provider of identification products, to expand ID Technology's regional operations into the Western United States.

March 2008
Pro Mach acquired Labeling Systems (LSI) of Oakland, New Jersey, provider of pressure-sensitive labeling equipment.

April 2008
Mark W. Anderson named President and CEO of Pro Mach.

June 2009
Pro Mach acquired IPak Machinery of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, provider of corrugated tray forming equipment, to expand Wexxar's product line offerings.

October 2009
Pro Mach launches ProCustomer brand to focus on branded packaging machinery customer service.

January 2011
Pro Mach acquired Shuttleworth of Huntington, Indiana, provider of conveyor automation and product handling equipment.

July 2011
The Jordan Company acquired Pro Mach, Inc. from Odyssey Investment Partners. The Pro Mach management team will remain intact.[12]

October 2011
Pro Mach acquired Matrix Packaging Machinery of Saukville, Wisconsin, provider of vertical form fill seal packaging equipment.

February 2012
Pro Mach acquired Edson Packaging Machinery of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, provider of case and tray packaging equipment.

August 2012
Pro Mach acquired Federal Manufacturing Co of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provider of liquid bottle filling and capping equipment.

December 2012
Pro Mach acquired KLEENLine of Newburyport, Massachusetts, provider of sanitary product and material handling and automation equipment.

Pro Mach also acquired Logmatix of Marietta, Georgia, provider of labeling and identification products, to expand ID Technology's regional operations in the Southeast.

July 2013
Pro Mach acquired Colet of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, provider of labeling and identification products, to expand ID Technology's regional operations in Canada.

Pro Mach also acquired the assets of Packaging Synergies of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, provider of flexible packaging equipment.

Pro Mach also acquired Winco ID of Nashua, New Hampshire, provider of labeling and identification products, to expand ID Technology's regional operations in the Northeast.

November 2013
Pro Mach acquired the assets of Tekkra Systems of Romeoville, Illinois, provider of shrink wrapping and bundling equipment.

January 2014
Pro Mach acquired André Zalkin of Montreuil L’Argillé, France, provider of capping and cap handling equipment.

September 2014
Pro Mach acquired Benchmark Automation of Athens, Georgia, provider of specialty food and bakery material handling and automation equipment.

Pro Mach also acquired Pace Packaging of Fairfield, New Jersey, provider of bottle unscrambling and orienting equipment.

October 2014
Affiliates of AEA Investors LP acquired Pro Mach, Inc. from The Jordan Company. The Pro Mach management team will remain intact.[13]

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