ProMach, a Cincinnati-headquartered provider of packaging machinery solutions, said it acquired Holland, Mich.-based Fogg Filler Co., a designer and manufacturer of rotary filling systems for the liquids industry. The addition of Fogg continues ProMach’s growth into more advanced filling capabilities. Fogg brings a strong expertise in extended-shelf-life (ESL) filling systems for hot and cold applications, along with other innovative filling systems for food and beverage customers around the globe.
According to ProMach, Fogg provides rotary filling, capping, bottle-rinsing, cap-sorting and cap-sterilization systems to a wide range of companies in the dairy, juice and other consumer packaged goods markets. The Fogg tradition of quality, innovation and outstanding customer service has endured for over 60 years, with thousands of machine installations around the world.
“The Fogg brand is well known and highly regarded in the marketplace, and we are thrilled to welcome the entire Fogg team to ProMach,” said Mark Anderson, president and CEO of ProMach. “With the addition of Fogg, ProMach now has a very comprehensive filling technologies portfolio for rigid containers to meet nearly any customer need.”
Fogg gravity and pressure gravity filling technologies can fill containers up to 5 liters in size. Fogg’s broad machinery options range from filling valve systems that run at speeds up to 1,200 bottles per minute to compact-footprint systems for smaller plants with lower production rates. All Fogg fillers are designed to fit with Fogg’s other equipment offerings such as cappers, rinsers, sanitizers and skids and can be fully integrated into monobloc filler/capper combinations or tribloc rinser/filler/capper combinations for a complete turnkey solution, ProMach said.
“The addition of Fogg to our already strong filling systems lineup means our customers have access to over 225 combined years of filling expertise backed by more than 350 team members focused on designing, manufacturing and supporting our keystone filling solutions in the marketplace,” said Doug Stambaugh, president, primary packaging, ProMach.