ProMach, a worldwide leader in packaging machinery solutions, announced that it has acquired Holland-based Fogg Filler Company, a market leader in the design and manufacture of rotary filling systems for the liquids industry. The acquisition of Fogg will allow ProMach to expand its filling capabilities and advance its 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.
ProMach designs manufactures, integrates, and supports the most sophisticated and advanced packaging solutions of all sizes and geographies in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, and household and industrial goods industries. ProMach is headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio, with manufacturing facilities and offices throughout North America, Europe, South America, and Asia.
Fogg currently offers rotary filling, capping, bottle rinsing, cap sorting, and cap sterilization systems to a wide range of companies in the dairy, juice, water, alcohol, food, pharmaceutical, chemical, and other consumer packaged goods markets.
“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, ProMach president, and chief executive officer. “Fogg shares the same commitment as ProMach for bringing value and unwavering support to their customer base, which makes them a perfect fit for what ProMach customers have come to know and expect when working with us.”
Anderson added, “With the addition of Fogg, ProMach now has a very comprehensive filling technologies portfolio for rigid containers to meet nearly any customer need. And when you layer in ProMach’s strong individual product brands and expertise across nearly all parts of the packaging line, whether in filling, capping, labeling, robotics, case packing, or overall line integration, the true value of partnering with ProMach becomes clear.”
Fogg handles a wide variety of customer applications, from flavored waters to wine, milk, orange juice, beer, kombucha, antifreeze, and much more, including carbonated and non-carbonated liquids. The company’s gravity and pressure gravity filling technologies hold the capacity to fill containers up to five liters in size and range from up to 120 filling valve systems that run at speeds up to 1,200 bottles per minute.
Fogg fillers, which are suitable to be used with the company’s other equipment offerings such as cappers, rinsers, sanitizers, and skid, can be fully incorporated into monobloc filler or capper combinations or tribloc rinser or filler or capper combinations for a complete turnkey solution.
In addition, the firm’s filling machinery can be integrated with HEPA filtration enclosures, clean in place (CIP) systems, customized safety and sanitation guarding, change parts carts, and others.
Fogg joins ProMach’s filling business line
Fogg joins ProMach’s filling business line and existing ProMach product brands Modern, Pacific, and Federal. “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 of ProMach.
Current Fogg owner Ben Fogg will continue leading the Fogg team that includes over 170 employees from their Michigan location. According to the press release, ProMach will continue to invest in Fogg’s team, brand, products, services, and facility to advance its position as a leader in filling technologies.
“We’ve watched Fogg transform over the last decade into one of the strongest filler OEMs in the marketplace under the leadership of Ben Fogg and we are very excited to have him join ProMach,” added Anderson. “His stellar team and tremendous products come from their beautiful 107,000 square foot headquarters that brings another flagship facility to showcase all that ProMach can do to deliver value, commitment, and support to our entire customer base.”
“We share a common strategic vision for the long-term future, and we have an outstanding opportunity to better serve our mutual customers and introduce new customers to some of the most innovative solutions across the entire packaging line,” Fogg said. “I very much look forward to continuing to lead the Fogg team as we enter the next chapter of our story. Our entire management team is excited to build and nurture our partnership with ProMach to bring customers around the globe the best experience they can have with a packaging machinery partner.”