ProMach, Cincinnati, acquired Quest Industrial, a Monroe, Wis.-based provider of robotic integration solutions, to enhance ProMach’s robust robotics support competencies and strengthen its integrated solutions capabilities for a wide range of applications.
Quest is a full-service robotic integrator that specializes in automation solutions across food, beverage, plastics, metal and other industries. Its robotic solutions include applications in pick and place, cup filling, knife cutting, vacuum sealing, case erecting, tray forming, palletizing, vision and verification systems and more, including bundling multiple application technologies into a single robotic packaging cell. Quest systems are capable of direct food contact with USDA-compliant and washdown designs.
“We’re excited to welcome the Quest team to ProMach,” says Mark Anderson, president and CEO of ProMach. “Robotics has been a strong growth engine for ProMach recently, with significant double-digit growth over the last few years, driven by customers looking to add automation, flexibility, consistency, and more to their packaging lines. Quest is a high integrity team with a well-earned reputation for designing, fabricating, delivering and supporting robotic cells to customers across a range of industries.”
Don Wickstrum, founder and CEO of Quest, will join ProMach as vice president of business development for robotic solutions. Current Quest president, Bill Weichmann, will join ProMach as vice president and general manager of Quest.
“ProMach has a strong reputation in the marketplace for acquiring and integrating companies with minimal disruption and driving organic growth within their product brands by giving them the autonomy to run their business combined with access to ProMach’s resources and network,” says Wickstrum. “This deal lets Quest continue to grow, expand our operations, add talented team members, and most importantly, create additional value for our customers. We are looking forward to working with the entire ProMach team to continue this journey we embarked on nearly two decades ago.”