Kyoto Seisakusho Co., Ltd., Japan, acquired PMI Cartoning, Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill., to create a new equipment manufacturing company called PMI KYOTO Packaging Systems.

PMI KYOTO will continue to operate out of PMI Cartoning’s Elk Grove Village location and still offer vertical and horizontal cartoners, case packers and integrated packaging systems. The Kyoto product line now includes over-wrappers and palletizers.

This acquisition helps PMI Cartoning expand into new markets, including medical and pharmaceutical, and helps Kyoto expand into North America.

“This is an exciting time for PMI, and this acquisition positions us for future growth and added application experience,” says Branko Vukotic, former PMI Cartoning managing director and current president of PMI KYOTO. “Customers will quickly experience the benefits gained by merging technologies and the strong manufacturing capabilities between PMI and Kyoto, now PMI KYOTO Packaging Systems."