Fowler Products is now the Exclusive Distributor of Zalkin Capping Machinery in Canada

Mar 10, 2015

ATHENS, Ga. — Fowler Products, powered by ProMach, has been designated by sister company Ets André Zalkin, Montreuil L’Argillé, France, as its value-added, exclusive distributor in Canada. For more than 40 years, Fowler has sold, customized, installed, serviced, and supported Zalkin capping technology in the United States and Caribbean basin. The addition of Canada to Fowler’s area of responsibility is a natural outgrowth of the long term relationship between the two companies.

Zalkin is one of the world’s leading capping machinery manufacturers and produces machines that address the three major categories of cap applications – screw cappers, press/push-on cappers, and roll-on cappers. Every capping machine Zalkin builds is designed to meet the specific requirements of each individual buyer accommodating the wide variety of bottle shapes, closures types, and operating speeds for that application and operating environment.

Fowler Products will provide Canadian customers with such services as electrical control panel design and manufacture to CSA and c-UL standards, design and manufacture of bottle handling equipment, manufacture of Fowler-designed Bulk Cap Feeding Systems and Waterfall Sorters, project management services, equipment integration and factory acceptance testing, machinery installation, equipment training and start up, technical support for Zalkin systems, and supply of replacement parts.

Fowler Products has engaged Alex E. Jones & Associates, Oakville, Ontario, to oversee new equipment sales of Zalkin capping machines to Canadian companies in the beverage, chemical, distilled spirits, foods, household products, personal care, and pharmaceutical industries. Alex E. Jones & Associates is one of the country’s leading manufacturers’ representatives of packaging machinery and systems.

“Zalkin was acquired by ProMach in early 2014, making us a sister company to Fowler Products,” said Michel Marion, President of Zalkin. “From our customers’ perspective, it makes sense to expand Fowler’s responsibility for distributing Zalkin’s products into Canada, replacing Newmapak as our sales and support representative.

“From an external perspective, it made similar sense because of the increased capabilities Fowler Products brings to Canadian customers – larger technical support team, larger multi-million dollar replacement parts inventory, recently expanded and updated factory acceptance testing facility with full system integration capabilities, PMMI-certified trainers, and extensive expertise in electrical panel building and machine interface setup.”

Fowler Products will be able to shorten machine startup time due to its extensive capabilities in factory acceptance testing, installation, and training. Canadian customers will also benefit from the North American location of Fowler’s facility and resources for machine integrations and factory acceptance tests.

“The location, size, experience, and responsiveness of Alex E. Jones & Associates will be appreciated by companies looking to purchase state-of-the-art capping machines,” said Randy Uebler, Vice President and General Manager, Fowler Products.

For new Zalkin equipment sales and value-added support services, contact:

New Equipment Sales in Eastern Canada

Alex E. Jones & Associates
Montreal, Quebec, office

Stephane Morin

Christian Charbonneau

New Equipment Sales in Central Canada

Alex E. Jones & Associates
Oakville, Ontario, office

Paul Duke

Gerry Cellucci

Rick Topp

Larry Swift

New Equipment Sales in Western Canada

Alex E. Jones & Associates
Edmonton, Alberta, office

Nigel Turnpenny

Fowler Products Technical Support for
Zalkin and Fowler Equipment

Fowler Products
Athens, GA USA

Doug Harman – Service Manager
706-549-3300 Ext. 176

Zalkin and Fowler Products Spare Parts

Fowler Products
Athens, GA USA

Jeff May – Parts Sales Supervisor
706-549-3300 Ext 160

Fowler Products Conversions and Retrofits

Fowler Products
Athens, GA USA

David Roberts
706-549-3300 x 174

Leonard Smith
706-549-3300 x 198

Fowler After Hours Support

706-549-3300 Ext. 5

For more information about Zalkin high-speed capping machinery and Fowler cap sorting and feeding systems, visit the Fowler Products website,

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