Canadian Packaging

Pro Mach acquires Matrix Packaging Machinery

Deal looks to strengthen Pro Mach's flexible packaging options.


October 19, 2011
by Canadian Pa

Pro Mach, Inc. of Cincinnati, OH, has announced it has acquired Matrix Packaging Machinery, a leading manufacturer of vertical form/fill/seal machinery based in Saukville, WI.

The Matrix company will join Pro Mach’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, is a global provider of flexible packaging machinery, specializing in high-quality, versatile pouch and bagging solutions. including equipment for pillow, gusseted, zipper, stand-up and bag-in-bag packaging.

Matrix’s strength in vertical form/fill/seal packaging machinery will provide Pro Mach to opportunity to realize new markets worldwide with its diverse brands of high performance equipment and integrated solutions and will also offer the now-expanded flexible packaging solutions to its existing customers.

“We are excited to welcome the Matrix team to Pro Mach,” says Pro Mach president and chief executive officer Mark Anderson. “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 Pro Mach.

“We intend to have their highly capable team continue producing Matrix packaging machinery in Wisconsin and Pro Mach’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, chief executive officer at Matrix, will join Pro Mach as vice-president and general manager of the Matrix branch, reporting to Bud Lane, oresident of Pro Mach’s Primary Packaging Business Unit.
“This is a win-win for our customers,” states Willden. “As part of the Pro Mach 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.”

Adds Lane: “Matrix complements our existing Primary Packaging brands and allows us to offer our customers proven flexible packaging solutions. We continue to expand our capabilities at Pro Mach to better serve our existing customers and reach new markets worldwide.”

For more information about Matrix Packaging Machinery, visit www.MatrixPM.com.

About Pro Mach

Pro Mach, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated packaging products and solutions for food, beverage, household goods, pharmaceutical, and other diverse consumer and industrial companies. Through three business units and related divisions, Pro Mach provides equipment, training, installation, and parts in primary packaging, end-of-line packaging, and identification and tracking. Pro Mach has a diverse customer base, from Fortune 500 companies to smaller, privately-held businesses worldwide, which depend on reliable, flexible, technologically advanced packaging equipment and integrated solution sets. The company is headquartered near Cincinnati, OH with manufacturing facilities and offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information about Pro Mach, visit www.ProMachInc.com.






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