ATHENS, Georgia — Fowler Products, a division of ProMach, is celebrating its 60th year in business in 2012.
Started in 1952 by Hugh Fowler in the basement of a hardware store in downtown Athens, the company now serves its customers from a 75,000-square-foot facility equipped with state-of-the-art engineering and manufacturing equipment. Its customers include most of the major producers of foods, beverages, and pharmaceuticals in the United States. Fowler’s products include capping systems, bottle cleaners, filling systems, and pulsed-light decontamination systems.
From its humble start, Fowler Products is now recognized as one of the premier manufacturers of packaging machinery, along with its three French partners, Andre Zalkin & CIE, Perrier Bottling Systems, and Claranor. The company began its relationship with the Zalkin Company in 1972, with the Perrier Company in 1987, and with Claranor in 2008. Fowler works closely with these three partners to develop new products and services that meet the unique requirements of the U.S marketplace.
Eighty employees cover a wide range of job responsibilities, including engineering, manufacturing, sales, service, and administrative functions. Fowler serves thousands of installations throughout the United States and the Caribbean. In 2000, Fowler was acquired by ProMach, Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio. ProMach, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated packaging products and solutions with 17 well-known world-class brands and approximately 1,100 employees.
Don Cotney, President and General Manager of Fowler Products, stated, “Fowler Products has been successful because of the vision of its founders, the commitment of its subsequent leaders, and, most importantly, the dedicated service of its employees, some of whom have been at Fowler for more than 40 years. We look forward to the future as we build on the foundation and guiding principles established over the past 60 years.”
For more information on Fowler Products solutions for capping, cap handling, bottle cleaning, filling, and cap sterilization, call 1-877-549-3301 and visit www.fowlerproducts.com.
ProMach is a family of best-in-class packaging and processing solution brands serving manufacturers of all sizes and geographies in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, and household and industrial goods industries. ProMach brands operate across the entire production line: filling, bottling and capping, decorative labeling, flexibles and trays, pharma, handling and sterilizing, labeling and coding, and robotics and end of line. ProMach also provides systems and integration including turnkey solutions, design/build, engineering services, and productivity software to optimize production line design and deliver maximum uptime.
ProMach designs, manufactures, integrates, and supports the most sophisticated and advanced packaging and processing solutions in the global marketplace. Its diverse customer base, from Fortune 500 companies to smaller, privately-held businesses worldwide, depends on reliable, flexible, technologically advanced equipment and integrated solutions. ProMach is headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio, with manufacturing facilities and offices throughout North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. For more information about ProMach, visit www.ProMachBuilt.com and for more information on ProMach Careers, visit www.ProMachCareers.com.