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

Feb 02, 2012
  • ProMach strengthens extensive End-of-Line packaging product portfolio
  • Edson leadership in paper converting market creates new opportunities
  • Edson management team remains with ProMach

Cincinnati, OH - ProMach, 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 ProMach'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 ProMach 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, ProMach President and CEO. "ProMach 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 ProMach as Vice President and General Manager of Edson. He will report to Barry Heiser, President of ProMach's End of Line Business Unit. "ProMach 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 ProMach 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 ProMach brands that benefit our customers."

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

About Edson

Tissue converting companies across the globe know Edson for their high-performance case and tray packing systems, including high-speed horizontal case packing, product handling, and top-load robotic solutions. Respected for their performance and reliability, many Edson machines from the 1970’s are still in service today. As part of the ProMach End of Line business line, Edson helps our packaging customers protect and grow the reputation and trust of their consumers. ProMach is performance, and the proof is in every package. Learn more about Edson at www.Edson.com and more about ProMach at ProMachBuilt.com.

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