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

About Edson

Edson manufactures case and tray packing systems with unrivaled expertise in handling delicate tissue and paper-based products while maintaining high levels of packing performance. Edson’s core offerings include high-speed horizontal case packing, product handling, and integrated solutions. Like their machinery, Edson's relationships with their customers are built to last, achieving a legacy of excellence with the most renowned tissue converting companies. Edson is a product brand of ProMach, a global leader in packaging line solutions. As part of the ProMach Robotics & End of Line business line, Edson helps our packaging customers protect their reputation and grow the trust of their consumers. ProMach is performance, and the proof is in every package. Learn more about Edson at and more about ProMach at

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