PERFORMANCE, PACKAGED

ProMach Expands Flexible Packaging Group with Acquisition of Tekkra Systems

Nov 22, 2013
  • Tekkra manufactures shrink wrapping and bundling systems for a variety of industries
  • ProMach’s expanded Flexible Packaging Group announced in September
  • Continued growth in flexible packaging strengthens ProMach’s position as leading single source provider of integrated solutions

Cincinnati, OH - ProMach, Inc. announced today that it has acquired the assets of Tekkra Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of shrink wrapping and bundling machinery based in Romeoville, Illinois. Tekkra will join ProMach’s new Flexible Packaging Group, which offers solutions including Matrix vertical form fill and seal systems, Rennco vertical bagging systems, Toyo Jidoki pouch packaging systems, and Inever stickpack and sachet packaging systems.

Tekkra's intermittent and continuous motion bundling and shrink wrapping systems deliver high performance packaging automation for dairy, food, bakery, beverage, personal care, and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Tekkra's innovative designs and high product quality have resulted in outstanding customer satisfaction and strong growth.

ProMach formed its Flexible Packaging Group earlier this year. ProMach now sells and supports numerous flexible packaging machinery solutions across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Latin America. Flexible packaging was a natural growth market for ProMach, a leading manufacturer of primary and secondary packaging, processing, end of line, material handling, and identification and tracking solutions as well as complete, turnkey integrated systems. ProMach’s growth in flexible packaging strengthens its position as a single source provider for its customers’ entire packaging line.

"We are enthusiastic about adding the Tekkra line to our product portfolio," said Troy Snader, Senior Vice President of ProMach’s Flexible Packaging Group. "Tekkra solutions are well designed, high performing products that deliver excellent value. They complement our existing offering and will allow us to provide customers with a wide range of high quality flexible packaging solutions."

Eric Vorm, President at Tekkra Systems, will join ProMach as Vice President and General Manager of Tekkra. He will report to Barry Heiser, President of ProMach's End of Line and Flexible Packaging Groups. "This is an outstanding opportunity for our customers to achieve greater value from their packaging investments," said Barry Heiser. "Our capabilities as a single source provider for integrated products across the entire packaging line are unparalleled in the industry. That's a significant investment and risk reduction advantage for our customers."

"This is a win-win for our customers and team," said Tekkra President Eric Vorm. "As part of ProMach we will be able to provide our customers with a more integrated product line across their end-of-line and flexible packaging operations. We also have an outstanding opportunity to expand our capabilities and create synergies with other ProMach brands that provide the most effective solutions for our customer's unique needs."

For more information about Tekkra, visit their website at www.Tekkra.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.