ProMach Adds Global Engineering Services for Packaging Solutions with Acquisition of Zarpac

Aug 02, 2016
  • ProMach and Zarpac combine leadership in packaging line machinery and technical services to create integrated solution powerhouse
  • Customers gain single source, comprehensive solution and services partner for optimum line development, performance, and risk management throughout lifecycle
  • OEE software platform enables companies of all sizes to collect and analyze machine performance data to maximize uptime across their facilities worldwide
  • China facility expands global reach to better serve customers across Asia

Cincinnati, OH – ProMach, Inc., an industry-leading integrated packaging solutions company, announced today it has acquired Ontario-based Zarpac, Inc., a leading global provider of packaging line engineering, integration, and productivity services and solutions. With the addition of Zarpac, ProMach advances its goal to be the global leader in integrated packaging solutions and a single-source provider of high-performance packaging lines.

Zarpac’s products and services include packaging line system design and build, performance diagnostics software, robotics testing and integration, mechanical and electrical engineering, project management, technical training, productivity support, and material handling solutions. Managing projects around the globe, Zarpac serves customers in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific from offices in Canada, United States, and China.

“We’re pleased to welcome the outstanding Zarpac team to ProMach,” said Mark Anderson, ProMach President and CEO. “We share common values and commitment to being the best in our field. With this move, we're able to offer a unique advantage to our customers as a global single-source provider of complete packaging solutions and integration services. The addition of Zarpac’s facility in China helps us better serve our customers across Asia with integration services and support, and continues to extend ProMach’s global support infrastructure with our recent facility additions in Mexico and Dubai.”

In addition to traditional equipment and controls engineering and integration, Zarpac is a leading innovator in line performance improvement, modeling, and testing. Zarpac’s proprietary manufacturing connectivity and diagnostics software has more than 10,000 installations across the globe and allows packaging and processing companies to automatically collect and analyze comprehensive performance data across all their facilities – locally or worldwide – to improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Zarpac’s robotics services include sophisticated pretesting and modeling to ensure optimum cell design and performance before line build out and equipment investment.

Current Zarpac CEO Frank Roberts will join ProMach as Senior Vice President of the newly formed ProMach Integrated Solutions Group. ProMach will continue to invest in Zarpac’s team, products, services, and facilities to further advance its position as a leading engineering and integration services provider.

“ProMach and Zarpac have a strong history of partnership and working together to serve mutual customers,” said Roberts. “We bring together a great deal of experience and success in different aspects of packaging line creation, integration, and performance. ProMach’s leadership in customer service and manufacturing high-quality equipment solutions provides a great platform for continued innovation and growth of our engineering services. That said, we will continue to focus on bringing the best equipment together, regardless of OEM, to deliver the best value for our customers for both turnkey and engineered systems.”

ProMach has grown rapidly into an integrated solutions leader by manufacturing complementary packaging and processing machinery and related solutions across the packaging line. It provides stand-alone machines and integrated systems for many of the world’s most recognized brands. Since 2010, ProMach’s installed base of machinery solutions has more than doubled and sales outside the United States have more than tripled. Total revenues this year are projected to exceed $600 million. ProMach expects the addition of professional engineering services to fuel further growth both in North America and abroad, particularly with companies looking for consistent packaging performance as they expand into new markets.

“Many of our customers are looking for a full service partner that will help them simplify line development, achieve optimum performance, reduce risks, simplify line control, and better
manage costs throughout the design, build, and production lifecycle,” said Barry Heiser, ProMach President, Global Filler and Integrated Solutions. “We’ve taken a significant step in making that a reality for our customers, regardless of their size, location, or machine needs and investment.”

“Consumer packaged goods and pharmaceutical companies large and small are looking for competitive advantages that help them produce and package their products more efficiently with higher quality, less waste, increased profit, and better resolution of issues that impact performance,” adds Heiser. “Whether a customer’s best solution is equipment-based,
service-based or a combination of the two – regardless of machine needs and investment – we want ProMach to be their best option as a high-performance problem solver.”

Zarpac is headquartered in Oakville, Ontario and has operations in Iowa City, Iowa and Wuhu, China. To learn more about Zarpac, visit them online at

ProMach is a premier packaging and processing machinery manufacturer and integrated systems provider, with nearly 30 equipment brands sold throughout the world. ProMach manufactures and integrates solutions for the global filling, primary and secondary packaging, pharmaceutical packaging, and labeling and coding segments. ProMach continues to grow rapidly with a global customer base and operations in North America, Mexico, Europe, United Arab Emirates, and now China.

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About Zarpac

Since 1989, Zarpac Inc. has delivered specialized engineering expertise throughout the packaging industry. As a significant global player in professional technical and engineering services, Zarpac offers full-spectrum support for the modification and improvement of existing production processes and the development and design of new production processes and custom proprietary machinery and systems. Zarpac works globally, across multiple markets, including food, beverage, healthcare, home care, chemical, pharmaceutical, paper products, personal care products, industrial products, and packaged building products. Zarpac’s services include all aspects of specifications, procurement, engineering, build, installation, operations, training, and maintenance as well as consulting and production auditing. For more information about Zarpac, please visit or call 905-338-8880.

About Federal

Federal designs, manufactures, and supports complete rotary and inline net weight filling systems for free-flowing liquids. We serve a variety of markets including food and beverage applications such as edible oils, sauces, nutritional drinks, and protein supplements, as well as other high-value retail applications including automotive lubricants and additives, household cleaners and disinfectants, personal care products, agricultural chemicals, paints, and more. Federal’s net weight filling technology is ideal for applications needing exact dosing, with non-contact filling accuracy of ± 0.1% to minimize the giveaway of valuable products. For more than 70 years, Federal fillers have been recognized worldwide for dependable performance in demanding production environments as well as for an overall low total cost of ownership.

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