ProMach acquires Statco-DSI Process Systems

Acquisition expands ProMach's systems & integration capabilities

The addition of Statco-DSI will enhance ProMach's capacity to provide complete turnkey systems along any part of the production line. Photo - Promach

ProMach, a packaging machinery solutions provider, announced that it has acquired Statco-DSI Process Systems, a provider integrated sanitary processing systems and engineering services for the food, dairy, and beverage industries. According to the company’s statement, the addition of Statco-DSI expands ProMach’s systems and integration capabilities for food and beverage processing, enhancing ProMach’s capacity to provide complete turnkey systems along any part of the production line.

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Huntington Beach, California, Statco-DSI is recognized as one of the largest process equipment distributors and systems integrators for North America’s sanitary processing market. Statco-DSI provides an extensive portfolio of equipment, systems, and services to provide start-to-finish support for projects in the food, dairy, beverage, brewing, cosmetics, personal care, and biopharmaceutical markets.

Statco-DSI bring local support to customers with ten offices across the United States, providing engineering, system design, project management, sales, installation, training, spare parts, and service to their diverse customer base. Their nationwide network of factory-trained sanitary process professionals follows 3-A, FDA, and USDA regulations to design any size operation from one piece of equipment to an entire plant, with a proven track record of successful installations.

“Our acquisition of Statco-DSI significantly expands our capacity to partner with our North American customer base in a very meaningful way,” said Mark Anderson, president, and chief executive officer of ProMach. “Statco-DSI brings ProMach further upstream on the production line into the processing technology side of the business, giving us the ability to help customers from processing to packaging increase their efficiencies, streamline their operations, and continue bringing essential products to the marketplace. Whether it’s greenfield projects, minor upgrades, or major modifications we look forward to bringing even more value to our customers with best-in-class engineering services, stand-alone products, integrated systems, and aftermarket support. We are delighted to welcome Statco-DSI to the ProMach family.”

ProMach said Statco-DSI solutions are utilized across numerous market segments, including milk, ice cream, yogurt, cheese, water, carbonated soft drinks, distilled spirits, wine, and beer. In addition to systems integration and engineering services, Statco-DSI design and manufactures a comprehensive portfolio of sanitary equipment including BlenZer blending and mixing systems, Therma-Stat extended shelf life (ESL) or aseptic processing systems, high-temperature-short-time (HTST) processing systems, dry hopping systems, ozone injection systems, clean-in-place (CIP) systems, modular skidding systems, and plastic case packing systems.

Statco-DSI also provide custom design or build services for complete greenfield facilities, line retrofits, and plant modifications. Additionally, Statco-DSI represents numerous processing and packaging equipment manufacturers and takes responsibility for installing and supporting these systems in the field.

Statco-DSI joins ProMach’s Systems and Integration business line and existing ProMach product brands Zarpac and ZPI. “Bringing Statco-DSI into ProMach solidifies our solution and services lineup across our food and beverage market segments and lets us help companies ranging from start-ups to market leading multi-national companies grow their bottom line with a trusted partner,” said Bret Ranc, chief operating officer of ProMach.

“It provides tremendous cross-selling opportunities, new market segments, and another strong platform brand for our continued processing technology expansion. They have an excellent reputation in many areas, including ultra-high temperature (UHT) thermal processing systems, that complement our existing retort sterilization solutions available with our Allpax and Stock America product brands. That means we can provide customers even more choice to help them bring shelf stable food and beverage products to the marketplace, backed by ProMach’s existing comprehensive packaging solutions portfolio that spans from filling systems to the end of the packaging line.”

David Statham, chief executive officer of Statco-DSI, and Eric Perkins, president of Statco-DSI, will join ProMach along with the entire Statco-DSI team of over 185 employees. ProMach will continue to invest in Statco-DS I’s operations across all locations to support their continued growth with new and existing customers across all markets.

US-based ProMach has grown into a leading single-source provider of high-performance processing and packaging lines over the past decade. It provides stand-alone machines, engineering services, and turnkey integrated systems for many of the world’s most recognized brands, with more than 40 equipment product brands sold and supported worldwide. It continues to add complementary packaging and processing machinery solutions to advance its turnkey systems capabilities.

ProMach expects the addition of Statco-DSI to fuel further growth in North America, particularly with companies looking for consistent product performance to launch new products and expand into new markets. ProMach continues to grow rapidly with a global customer base and operations in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

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