ProMach, a Cincinnati-headquartered provider of packaging machinery solutions, said it acquired Deer Park, N.Y.-based Modern Packaging, a manufacturer of filling and sealing solutions for the food and dairy industries. The addition of Modern Packaging expands ProMach’s capabilities into the filling of cups and trays to complement its existing solutions in filling free-flowing liquids, semi-viscous products and viscous products into bottles and other rigid containers.

According to ProMach, Modern Packaging designs, manufactures and supports stainless-steel equipment for filling, heat-sealing, overcapping, loading and denesting premade cups and trays, as well as gas flush, HEPA, and clean-in-place and sterilization-in-place systems. Filling systems can be provided in fully enclosed, ultra-clean modified atmosphere packaging with gas flush or aseptic configurations, and all systems are designed to fulfill USDA and 3-A Sanitary Standards.

“We’re thrilled to welcome the team from Modern Packaging to ProMach,” said Mark Anderson, president and CEO of ProMach. “Modern expands our keystone filling capabilities, giving ProMach even more options to provide our customers where processing and packaging converge on the production line. Modern provides innovative solutions in key segments like the growing snack food market where SKUs continue to grow with better-for-you, single-serve, meal replacement and combination snacks gaining significant traction on both physical and online store shelves.”

Modern Packaging has solutions in operations worldwide, providing inline and rotary filling systems for dairy products such as sour cream, ice cream, yogurt and cheeses, as well as many more packaged products. Its equipment can fill containers from 5 grams to 5 kilograms at speeds nearing 1,000 containers per minute, with a wide array of features available. The company also provides foil lid converting capabilities through its PDF Seal Division, which produces full-color die-cut lids for food packaging containers used in both single-serve consumer and foodservice industries, Pro Mach said.