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Pro Mach acquires Zarpac

Pro Mach adds global engineering services for packaging solutions with acquisition of Zarpac.

Pro Mach, Inc., an integrated packaging solutions company, acquired Ontario-based Zarpac, Inc., a global provider of packaging line engineering, integration, and productivity services and solutions.

Zarpac’s products and services include packaging line system design and build, performance diagnostics software, robotics testing and integration, mechanical and electrical engineering, project management, technical training, productivity support, and material handling solutions. Managing projects around the globe, Zarpac serves customers in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific from offices in Canada, U.S., and China.

“We’re pleased to welcome the Zarpac team to Pro Mach,” Mark Anderson, Pro Mach president and CEO, says. “We share common values and commitment to being the best in our field. With this move, we're able to offer a unique advantage to our customers as a global single-source provider of complete packaging solutions and integration services. The addition of Zarpac’s facility in China helps us better serve our customers across Asia with integration services and support, and continues to extend Pro Mach’s global support infrastructure with our recent facility additions in Mexico and Dubai.”

In addition to traditional equipment and controls engineering and integration, Zarpac is an innovator in line performance improvement, modeling, and testing. Zarpac’s proprietary manufacturing connectivity and diagnostics software has more than 10,000 installations across the globe and allows packaging and processing companies to automatically collect and analyze comprehensive performance data across all their facilities–locally or worldwide–to improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Zarpac’s robotics services include pretesting and modeling to ensure optimum cell design and performance before line build out and equipment investment.

Current Zarpac CEO Frank Roberts will join Pro Mach as senior vice president of the newly formed Pro Mach Integrated Solutions Group.

“Pro Mach and Zarpac have a strong history of partnership and working together to serve mutual customers,” Roberts says. “We bring together a great deal of experience and success in different aspects of packaging line creation, integration, and performance. Pro Mach’s leadership in customer service and manufacturing high-quality equipment solutions provides a great platform for continued innovation and growth of our engineering services. That said, we will continue to focus on bringing the best equipment together, regardless of OEM, to deliver the best value for our customers for both turnkey and engineered systems.”

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