ProMach Acquires Modern Packaging, a Leading Provider of Cup and Tray Filling Solutions

Jul 09, 2020

ProMach, a worldwide leader in packaging machinery solutions, announced today that it has acquired Modern Packaging, a leading manufacturer of filling and sealing solutions for the food and dairy industries. The addition of Modern expands ProMach’s capabilities into the filling of cups and trays to complement its existing solutions in filling free-flowing liquids, semi-viscous products, and viscous products into bottles and other rigid containers.

Modern designs, manufactures, and supports stainless steel equipment for filling, heat sealing, overcapping, loading, and denesting premade cups and trays as well as gas flush, HEPA, Clean in Place (CIP), and Sterilization in Place (SIP) systems. Filling systems can be provided in fully enclosed, ultra-clean, modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) with gas flush, or aseptic configurations and all systems are designed to fulfill USDA and 3-A Sanitary Standards.

“We’re thrilled to welcome the team from Modern Packaging to ProMach,” said Mark Anderson, ProMach President and CEO. “Modern expands our keystone filling capabilities, giving ProMach even more options to provide our customers where processing and packaging converge on the production line. Modern provides innovative solutions in key segments like the growing snack food market where SKUs continue to grow with better-for-you, single serve, meal replacement, and combination snacks gaining significant traction on both physical and online store shelves. The Modern team has a well-earned reputation for being a great partner for their customers and I’m excited to have them join the ProMach family.”

Founded in 1989 and located in Deer Park, New York, Modern has solutions in operation worldwide, providing inline and rotary filling systems for food products such as hummus, salsa, condiments, dressings, sauces, and dips along with dairy products such as sour cream, ice cream, yogurt, and cheeses, as well as many more packaged products. Modern solutions can fill containers from 5g to 5kg, at speeds nearing 1,000 containers per minute, with a wide array of features available. Modern also provides foil lid converting capabilities through their PDF Seal division that produces full color die cut lids for food packaging containers used in both single serve consumer and food service industries.

Modern joins ProMach’s Filling Business Line along with existing ProMach product brands Pacific and Federal. “Modern brings even more value to our established customers in the food market with their solutions,” said Doug Stambaugh, ProMach President, Primary Packaging. “Modern’s leadership is fully committed to their customers and their team and ProMach is fully committed to supporting Modern’s next phase of growth.”

Modern co-founders, Syed (Zaki) Hossain and Jaroslaw (Jerry) Dabek, will continue leading the Modern team that includes over 100 employees, with Mr. Hossain serving as Vice President and General Manager and Mr. Dabek serving as Vice President of Engineering. ProMach will continue to invest in Modern’s New York-based facility, team, and operations to strengthen their product lineup and accelerate growth and support capabilities in key markets.

“ProMach is well regarded for acquiring and investing in its portfolio companies, and they’ve shown a strong commitment to building out a broad range of filling systems capabilities over the last few years,” said Mr. Hossain. “For over three decades our amazing team at Modern has been helping customers succeed and we look forward to working with the entire ProMach team to continue this remarkable journey for many more decades to come. ProMach’s vision for strong, entrepreneurial companies backed by its unique systems and resources means Modern can continue to expand our business and bring both new and existing customers around the globe a more complete offering that spans across the entire packaging line, including complete turnkey packaging lines downstream of Modern’s innovative filling technology.”

For more information about Modern Packaging please call them at +1 (631) 595-2437 or visit them online at

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: processing, 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 and for more information on ProMach Careers, visit