Canadian Packaging

Pro Mach forms new flexible packaging group

Pro Mach purchases assets of Packaging Synergies, Inc. and expands its packaging capabilities.

September 23, 2013   by Canadian Packaging Staff

Cincinnati, OH—Pro Mach, Inc. says it has formed a new Flexible Packaging Group by acquiring the assets of Lancaster, PA, Packaging Synergies, Inc., a leading provider of high-quality packaging machinery for pouches, stickpacks, and other flexible packaging applications.

With this acquisition Pro Mach now offers numerous flexible packaging equipment solutions, adding the Toyo Jidoki and Inever brands to a flexible packaging product line that includes existing solutions from Matrix and Rennco.

Toyo Jidoki, based in Tokyo, Japan, manufactures automated pouch packaging machines for food, retail, and industrial applications and specializes in retortable pouches and solutions requiring fitment dispensing systems with high quality seals and precise filling accuracy.

Inever, based in Barcelona, Spain, manufactures stickpack, sachet, and four-sided seal machinery for liquid and powder applications and offers a wide range of solutions from two- to 20-lane ultra-high speed filling systems.

As well, the recent addition of the assets of Packaging Synergies will allow Pro Mach to offer a complete flexible packaging product line.

“In recognition of growing customer needs for flexible packaging solutions we will now sell and support a complete flexible packaging product line by building onto the existing capabilities of Pro Mach,” said Troy Snader, former president of Packaging Synergies and the new senior vice-president of the Flexible Packaging Group.

“Our new group will provide a full range of flexible packaging solutions to address our growing customer needs in a variety of industries including food, beverage, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, chemicals, and more.”

The Flexible Packaging Group will build on the existing Pro Mach divisions of Matrix vertical/form/fill/seal machinery and Rennco vertical baggers and heat sealers. The Flexible Packaging Group will market, sell, and support its expanded flexible packaging product line throughout North and South America.

“This is a win-win for our customers and a tremendous growth opportunity for Pro Mach,” said Barry Heiser, president of the Flexible Packaging Group. “We see a strong demand for flexible packaging in the North American market and we can now provide our customers a full range of high-quality flexible packaging solutions supported by over 100 employees operating from over 135,000 square feet of manufacturing space. Additionally, many of our retort, filling, material handling, end-of-line, and identification and tracking customers are already using pouches and other flexible packages for their products or have plans to use them in the future. This will allow us to offer them an enhanced, single source solution across their packaging line, all backed by our industry leading Pro Mach technical engineering, sales, and ProCustomer service teams.”

See Pro Mach’s Flexible Packaging Group at the 2013 Pack Expo Las Vegas tradeshow, September 23-25, 2013 at booth #C-2221. For more information 888-628-7491 or visit

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