Packaging machinery company Pro Mach has expanded its secondary packaging product portfolio with the acquisition of Stork-Texwrap.
The move follows Pro Mach's recent acquisition of EPI Labelers, which produces labelling products for packaging and promotional needs.
Based in the US, Stork-Texwrap manufactures fully automatic shrink wrapping systems for food, bakery, industrial, pharmaceutical, and printing industries worldwide.
Texwrap's product portfolio includes a complete range of shrink wrappers, L-bar sealers, side sealers, tunnels, infeed solutions and conveyors.
Pro Mach end-of-line group senior vice-president Gary Evans said: "Texwrap has an excellent product line and talented people that complement our existing capabilities and customer base.
"Their knack for solving customer problems using cost-effective and proven technology makes them a great addition to our end-of-line group. Their solutions also give Pro Mach one of the strongest and most thorough distributed product lines in the industry. As Pro Mach continues to grow, additions like this only strengthen our position as a world leader in packaging machinery solutions and customer service."
Pro Mach said that it will continue to leverage the Texwrap brand and maintain latter's production facility in Washington, Missouri.
Texwrap's existing partnerships with trained packaging distributors will allow Pro Mach to bolster its distributed products footprint.
Pro Mach will now offer shrink wrapping solutions through Texwrap brand, in addition to case and tray forming/sealing and pallet stretch wrapping solutions.
Pro Mach president and CEO Mark Anderson said: "Pro Mach and Texwrap share a common tradition for customer service and product excellence. Their products strengthen our core technology offering and allow us to serve a wider range of customers with an established and trusted brand."
A full service metal fabrication shop housed at the Stork-Texwrap facility, Stork Fabricators will continue to operate and provide custom services, including plasma and waterjet cutting.
Pro Mach currently has manufacturing facilities and offices throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe.
The company also has a shared services facility in Mexico to better serve Latin American customers.