Pro Mach, Inc., Covington, Ky., acquired Pacific Packaging Machinery, a San Clemente, Calif.-based manufacturer of light to viscous rotary and inline filling and capping solutions.

Pacific Packaging Machinery and its Pack West division bring new filling and capping capabilities to Pro Mach that allow it to better serve food processors who produce light to viscous products or want a lower capacity inline solution.

“We’re pleased to welcome the outstanding Pacific Packaging team,” says Mark Anderson, Pro Mach president and CEO. “Pacific Packaging and Pro Mach bring together a great deal of experience in manufacturing high-quality filling and capping solutions and supporting the world’s leading food, pharmaceutical and consumer goods companies. Their solutions complement our existing strengths in filling our customers' rigid and flexible packages, and expand our ability to be a one-stop shop for integrated solutions across the entire packaging line.”

Pacific Packaging provides high-speed rotary filling and capping equipment for a wide range of applications in nearly 40 countries. Pacific’s Pack West division specializes in inline liquid filling and capping solutions for a wide range of products of different viscosities.

Pete Carpino, president of Pacific Packaging, will join Pro Mach as vice president and general manager. Pro Mach will continue to invest in Pacific’s team, brands and facilities to take advantage of potential product synergies and accelerate growth in key markets.

“We look forward to working with the Pacific team to create new opportunities to grow our business and serve our customers around the world,” says Stambaugh. “We share a common approach to building long-term relationships with customers based on trust and service, as well as delivering high-quality equipment that provides decades of performance and value. Additionally, Pacific substantially broadens our filling capabilities with their strong presence and expertise in the food and consumer care sectors. Combined with our already strong market presence in beverage, dairy and pharmaceutical, we now have a truly complete line of global filling and capping solutions.”