PERFORMANCE, PACKAGED

ProMach Strengthens its Flexible Packaging Offering with Acquisition of Matrix Packaging Machinery

Oct 17, 2011
  • Matrix product portfolio expands ProMach's primary packaging solutions
  • Matrix management team remains with ProMach

Cincinnati, OH - ProMach, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Matrix Packaging Machinery, a leading manufacturer of vertical form/fill/seal machinery based in Saukville, Wisconsin, near Milwaukee. Matrix will join ProMach's Primary Packaging Business Unit, which provides machinery solutions and consumables for many of the world's most recognized food, beverage, and consumer goods companies.

Matrix, founded in 1988, provides flexible packaging machinery for companies worldwide that require high quality, versatile pouch and bagging solutions. Matrix solutions include machines for pillow, gusseted, zipper, stand-up, and bag-in-bag packaging. Matrix's strength in vertical form fill seal packaging allows ProMach to reach new markets worldwide with its diverse brands of high performance equipment and integrated solutions. ProMach will also offer expanded flexible packaging solutions to its existing customers.

"We are excited to welcome the Matrix team to ProMach," said Mark Anderson, ProMach President and CEO. "We look forward to continuing the Matrix tradition of excellence and serving their outstanding customers as well as providing their solutions to all the customers of ProMach. We intend to have their highly capable team continue producing Matrix packaging machinery in Wisconsin and ProMach's excellent financial strength will provide a stable base for Matrix to invest in new product development and technologies to accelerate their already strong growth. We will work with their team to continue to strengthen their operational excellence and enhance their already strong customer support capabilities with our ProCustomer customer service program."

Marc Willden, CEO at Matrix, will join ProMach as Vice President and General Manager of Matrix. He will report to Bud Lane, President of ProMach's Primary Packaging Business Unit.

"This is a win-win for our customers," said Matrix CEO Marc Willden. "As part of the ProMach team, we are excited to expand our capabilities and continue to build on our tradition of delivering and supporting rugged, easy-to-use, cost-effective vertical form/fill/seal packaging solutions."

"Matrix complements our existing Primary Packaging brands and allows us to offer our customers proven flexible packaging solutions," added Mr. Lane. "We continue to expand our capabilities at ProMach to better serve our existing customers and reach new markets worldwide."

For more information about Matrix Packaging Machinery, visit their website at www.MatrixPM.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.