ProMach, a Cincinnati-based provider of packaging machinery solutions, said it acquired Serpa Packaging Solutions, a Visalia, Calif.-based provider of cartoning and end-of line packaging systems for the pharmaceutical, medical device, nutraceutical, food, cosmetics and personal care markets. The addition of Serpa brings automated cartoning systems into ProMach’s portfolio and significantly expands ProMach’s specialized secondary packaging machinery and line-integration capabilities.

According to ProMach, Serpa designs, manufactures and supports complete end-of-line packaging solutions, providing cartoners, case and tray packers, robotic palletizers, literature feeders, sleevers and robotic product handling systems to Fortune 5000 companies across the globe. Additionally, Serpa provides line-integration and validation services, designing turnkey integrated packaging systems from start to finish with single-source responsibility.

“Serpa is no stranger to the ProMach organization,” said Mark Anderson, president and CEO of ProMach. “We’ve worked with them on numerous projects over the years across multiple ProMach product brands, and their customer-focused approach has always made them a wonderful partner. We’re excited to welcome Serpa to the ProMach family and look forward to working with their outstanding team as they continue developing innovative solutions, expanding into new markets and bringing immense value to their customer base.”

Serpa and its entire team, including company Founder and President Fernando Serpa, will join ProMach’s Robotics & End of Line group, led by Hutch Coburn, senior vice president. ProMach’s Robotics & End of Line group includes well-known product brands Brenton, Dekka, Edson, Orion, Quest, Rennco, Texwrap and Wexxar Bel. ProMach said it will continue to invest in Serpa’s employees, brand, products, services and facility to further advance its position as a leader in end-of-line packaging technologies.

“The addition of Serpa to our already strong Robotics & End of Line portfolio means our customers have access to one of the most robust lineups of end-of-line solutions in the world, with more than 700 team members focused on designing, manufacturing and supporting our secondary packaging systems in the marketplace,” said Coburn.