Pro Mach

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

Pro Mach, Inc. (also referred to as ProMach) is a packaging machinery company headquartered in Covington, Kentucky. 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. ProMach has 39 manufacturing facilities, and 17 sales and support offices, and over 25 go-to-market product 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, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Europe, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, and China.

ProMach has been listed six times [1] on the Inc. 5000, which ranks America's fastest-growing privately held companies. ProMach was ranked #4,772 on the 2008 list, ranked #4,177 on the 2009 list, ranked #4,076 on the 2013 list, ranked #4,058 on the 2014 list, ranked #4,014 on the 2015 list, and ranked #4,589 on the 2016 list. ProMach has also been listed ten times on the Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100,[2] which ranks the 100 largest privately held companies in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. ProMach most recently ranked #32 on the 2012 list, ranked #30 on the 2013 list, and ranked #29 on the 2014 list. 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 ProMach from The Jordan Company.[5] On October 22, 2014, the acquisition of ProMach by Affiliates of AEA Investors LP was completed. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.[6]

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

ProMach Product Brands[edit]

The following is a list of trademarked ProMach product brands that provide equipment and services:

  • Allpax
  • Axon
  • Benchmark
  • BEL
  • Brenton
  • Currie by Brenton
  • Dekka
  • Edson
  • EPI Labelers
  • Federal
  • Fowler
  • Greydon
  • ID Technology
  • IPak
  • Jalbert
  • KLEENLine
  • LSI (Labeling Systems)
  • Matrix Packaging Machinery
  • NJM Packaging
  • Orion
  • Ossid
  • Pace
  • Pacific Packaging
  • P.E. Labellers
  • Rennco
  • Roberts PolyPro
  • Shuttleworth
  • Tekkra
  • Texwrap
  • Weiler
  • Wexxar
  • Zalkin
  • Zarpac
  • ZPI

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
ProMach acquired Wexxar Packaging of Delta, British Columbia, Canada, provider of case erecting equipment, case forming equipment and case sealing equipment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 2002
ProMach 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 ProMach 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 ProMach.

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

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

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

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

May 2007
ProMach 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
ProMach acquired Labeling Systems (LSI) of Oakland, New Jersey, provider of pressure-sensitive labeling equipment.

April 2008
Mark W. Anderson named President and CEO of ProMach.

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

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

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

July 2011
The Jordan Company acquired ProMach from Odyssey Investment Partners. The ProMach management team will remain intact.[12]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ProMach 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
ProMach acquired the assets of Tekkra Systems of Romeoville, Illinois, provider of shrink wrapping and bundling equipment.

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

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

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

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

September 2015
ProMach acquired Greydon of York, Pennsylvania, provider of printing solutions for flexible packaging.

January 2016
ProMach acquired EPI Labelers of New Freedom, Pennsylvania, provider of labeling solutions for flexible packaging.

February 2016
ProMach acquired Texwrap Packaging Systems of Washington, Missouri, provider of shrink wrapping equipment.

May 2016
ProMach acquired NJM Packaging of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, provider of pharmaceutical and integrated packaging equipment.

July 2016
ProMach acquired Zarpac of Oakville, Ontario, Canada, provider of packaging line engineering, integration, and productivity services.

September 2016
ProMach acquired Pacific Packaging of San Clemente, California, provider of rotary and inline bottle filling and capping equipment.

January 2017
ProMach acquired Jalbert Automatisation of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, provider of packaging automation services.

January 2017
ProMach has been named as one of the companies as finalists for its prestigious annual Deal Maker Awards by The Association for Corporate Growth's Cincinnati chapter[14]

April 2017
ProMach acquired Weiler Labeling Systems of Moorestown, New Jersey, provider of high-speed rotary labeling, serialization, and coding equipment.

May 2017
ProMach acquired P.E. Labellers SpA of Porto Mantovano, Italy, provider of high-speed rotary and linear decorative labeling equipment.

September 2017
ProMach launched an updated brand platform consisting of new corporate and product brand logos, as well as updated messaging.

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