Ohio-based ProMach, a global maker of packaging machines, recently bought Reepack, a manufacturer of flexible packaging machinery known for its vacuum chambers, thermoformers, tray sealers, and flow wrappers.
The deal continues ProMach’s expansion in the food packaging space and solidifies its status as a single-source supplier for protein-packaging automation, the company says in a news release.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
With the purchase, ProMach gains a key application technology in flow wrapping, adding to its overall flexible packaging capabilities. The deal also expands its capabilities in horizontal thermoforming.
Headquartered in Seriate, Italy, Reepack will remain stationed in Italy with 71 employees joining ProMach. Current Reepack president and CEO, Livio Valli, will join ProMach as vice president and general manager of Reepack.
ProMach is headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio, with manufacturing facilities and offices throughout North America, Europe, South America, and Asia.
“Reepack is a solid fit within the ProMach family,” says Mark Anderson, ProMach president and CEO. “They have great people, a strong customer-focused culture, and have been excellent partners.”