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ProMach Acquires Shuttleworth

Jan 06, 2011

Cincinnati, OH - ProMach, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Shuttleworth, Inc., a leading global conveyor automation and product handling machinery manufacturer based in Huntington, Indiana. Shuttleworth, with facilities in Belgium and Malaysia, will become a division of ProMach's End of Line Business Unit.

Shuttleworth, founded in 1962, provides conveying solutions for in-process manufacturing to customers that require gentle handling solutions that reduce product damage and increase productivity and efficiency. The company serves a number of market segments including food and bakery, healthcare, automotive components, electronics, paper handling, and energy. Shuttleworth is best known for its Slip Torque conveyor automation solutions and innovative devices. Since its founding, Shuttleworth has installed over 15,000 applications worldwide.

"We are pleased to welcome the Shuttleworth team to ProMach," said Mark Anderson, ProMach President and CEO. "We look forward to serving their customers and continuing the Shuttleworth tradition of excellence. We intend to continue to produce the Shuttleworth conveyor systems in their facilities in Huntington, Indiana and Gent, Belgium and to enhance their outstanding reputation using proven ProMach methods."

"I am confident that ProMach will continue the tradition of excellence that Shuttleworth has earned," said Carol Shuttleworth, President and CEO of Shuttleworth, Inc. "I am excited that Shuttleworth is joining ProMach and its End of Line Unit and I am sure that Shuttleworth will enjoy many years of continued market growth with its new ownership."

Breton Ranc, Chief Operating Officer at Shuttleworth, will join ProMach as Vice President and General Manager of the Shuttleworth division. He will report to Barry Heiser, President of ProMach's End of Line Business Unit.

"The addition of Shuttleworth in the End of Line Unit allows us to offer our customers complete end of line solutions using proven conveyor applications," said Mr. Heiser. "ProMach continues to grow its entire range of product offerings with its extensive portfolio of end of line brands."

For more information on Shuttleworth, Inc., visit their website at www.shuttleworth.com.

About ProMach

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.