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Pro Mach Expands EOL and Case Packing Capabilities with Acquisition of Edson Packaging Machinery

Date: February 2, 2012

  • Pro Mach strengthens extensive End-of-Line packaging product portfolio
  • Edson leadership in paper converting market creates new opportunities
  • Edson management team remains with Pro Mach

Cincinnati, OH - Pro Mach, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Edson Packaging Machinery, Ltd, a leading manufacturer of high performance case packing equipment, based in Hamilton, Ontario. Edson will join Pro Mach's End of Line Business Unit, which provides stand alone equipment and integrated packaging line solutions for many of the world's most recognized food, beverage, industrial products and consumer goods companies.

Edson, founded in 1962, provides specialty packaging equipment, parts and service for companies worldwide that require high performance case and tray packing solutions. Edson is an industry leader in packaging solutions for the paper converting and carton industry. Edson also has long-standing customer relationships with food, pharmaceutical, and consumer goods companies that require innovative, high speed horizontal case packing, material handling, and top load robotic solutions. Edson's strength in large-scale, high performance case packing solutions for the paper converting industry allows Pro Mach to reach new markets worldwide with its diverse brands of innovative, high quality equipment and integrated solutions.

"Edson has talented people and innovative solutions that complement our extensive End-of-Line capabilities," said Mark Anderson, Pro Mach President and CEO. "Pro Mach and Edson share a common tradition for customer service and product excellence. We look forward to investing in continued enhancements in Edson's product line and customer service capabilities in order to improve return on investment for their customers. We will continue to expand our capabilities and strengthen our position as a world leader in packaging machinery, integrated solutions and customer service excellence."

Gary Evans, CEO at Edson, will join Pro Mach as Vice President and General Manager of Edson. He will report to Barry Heiser, President of Pro Mach's End of Line Business Unit. "Pro Mach intends to continue producing Edson packaging machinery in Ontario," said Barry Heiser. "We are excited to work with their team to further develop complete integrated End of Line solutions."

"This is a win-win for our customers and team," said Edson CEO Gary Evans. "As part of Pro Mach we will be able to provide our customers with a more integrated product line across their End-of-Line packaging operation. We have an outstanding opportunity to create synergies with other Pro Mach brands that benefit our customers."

For more information about Edson Packaging Machinery, visit their website at www.Edson.com.

About Pro Mach End of Line Packaging Solutions

Pro Mach's End-of-Line packaging group offers customers a single source for all their end-of-line packaging needs, from stand alone applications to complex packaging systems. Brands include Brenton case packers, shrink wrappers, robotics, and Currie palletizers; Orion stretch wrappers; Wexxar/BEL case and tray formers and sealers; IPak tray formers and stackers; and Rennco vertical baggers and sealers.

End of Line Packaging Solutions is powered by Pro Mach, a Cincinnati, Ohio based provider of integrated packaging and processing products and solutions for food, beverage, consumer goods, pharmaceutical, and other diverse companies. Through multiple brands, Pro Mach provides product packaging and processing equipment, PMMI certified training, installation, parts, and service in Bottling & Capping, Primary Packaging, Flexible Packaging, Material Handling, Identification & Tracking, and End of Line Packaging.

For more information about Pro Mach visit www.ProMachInc.com

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