ProMach Strengthens Global Bottling and Capping Capabilities with Acquisition of Pace Packaging

Sep 08, 2014
  • ProMach’s Bottling & Capping Group continues rapid growth
  • Pace product line creates new opportunities and solution sets
  • Pace management team joins ProMach

Cincinnati, OH - ProMach, Inc. announced today it has acquired Pace Packaging, a leading global manufacturer of automated bottle unscramblers and orientors based in Fairfield, New Jersey. Pace brings added capabilities in bottle handling and complements existing strengths in high-speed filling and capping offered by ProMach brands, Federal, Fowler, and Zalkin. ProMach’s Bottling & Capping Group continues to grow rapidly with operations in North America and Europe and a strong global customer base in beverage, pharmaceutical, food, consumer, and industrial goods.

Pace, founded more than 40 years ago, built its reputation on manufacturing high-quality, innovative systems that deliver high-speed performance for a wide variety of bottle types and product applications. In addition to unscramblers and orientors, Pace also manufactures conveyor cleaning systems for filling and bottling lines. Pace President Ken Regula will join ProMach as Vice President and General Manager, reporting to ProMach’s Bottling & Capping Group President Don Cotney. Pace Vice President of Sales Glenn Kelley will also join ProMach and continue leading selling efforts in the same role.

“We’re pleased to welcome the Pace team to ProMach,” said Mark Anderson, ProMach President and CEO. “We continue to add superior capabilities that bring value to our customers and offer them a more complete set of solutions. Pace systems fit well with our existing bottling and capping and primary packaging product lines and provide opportunities for us to increase our integrated system product offering. As we grow globally, we continue to look for opportunities that allow us to add best-in-class stand-alone solutions that ultimately enable us to offer a more complete range of integrated systems.”

ProMach is one of North America’s largest packaging and processing machinery manufacturers and integrated system providers, with more than 20 equipment brands sold throughout the world. In addition to bottling and capping, it manufactures and integrates solutions for primary and secondary packaging, flexible packaging, end of line packaging, material handling, and identification and tracking. In recent years ProMach has increased its focus on markets outside North America, particularly Latin America and Europe.

“Joining ProMach is an outstanding opportunity for Pace and our customers,” said Ken Regula. “Our customers have greater access to new product lines. We also have opportunities to create new products and solution sets that add more value to our customers’ lines. We’re excited to better serve our customers in new ways.”

To learn more about Pace Packaging visit them at Pack Expo International, November 2-5, Booth S-2134 or visit them on the web at

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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