ProMach Strengthens Liquid Filling Capabilities with Fogg Acquisition

US-based packaging machinery maker ProMach has acquired Fogg Filler Company, a producer of rotary filling systems for the liquids industry. The addition of Fogg continues ProMach’s growth into more advanced filling capabilities, bringing a portfolio of Extended Shelf Life (ESL) filling systems for hot and cold applications.

Fogg, founded in 1956 by Clyde Fogg, began as a small machinery rebuild shop and progressed over the years to become a major filling machinery provider under the leadership of his sons Jon and Mike Fogg and subsequently his grandson Ben Fogg, continuing the family business for a third generation. Fogg now provides rotary filling, capping, bottle rinsing, cap sorting, and cap sterilisation 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,” said Mark Anderson, ProMach’s chief executive. “With the addition of Fogg, ProMach now has a very comprehensive filling technologies portfolio for rigid containers to meet nearly any customer need. We are in a position to meet our customers wherever they are on their packaging journey – whether they need standalone packaging machines, cellular integrated packaging systems, or complete turnkey packaging line solutions – today, tomorrow, and for the long-term future.”

Fogg gravity and pressure gravity filling technologies can fill containers up to 5-litre in size, with a broad machinery range from up to 120 filling valve systems that run at speeds up to 1,200 bottles per minute all the way to compact footprint, entry level 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, sanitisers, and skids and can be fully integrated into monobloc filler/capper combinations or tribloc rinser/filler/capper combinations for a complete turnkey solution. Fogg’s filling machinery can also be provided with HEPA filtration enclosures, clean in place (CIP) systems, and customised safety and sanitation guarding.

Fogg joins ProMach’s Filling Business Line along with existing ProMach product brands Modern, Pacific, and Federal.

“ProMach now has one of the most robust lineups of liquid filling technologies in the world, with gravity, pressure gravity, fill-to-level, net weight, volumetric, and flow meter filling systems available to our entire customer base through our Pacific, Federal, and Fogg product brands,” said Doug Stambaugh, ProMach’s president of Primary Packaging. “Additionally, we can partner with customers beyond the filler to make their products stand out on the shelf with decorative labelling systems from our P.E. Labellers product brand and capping systems from our Zalkin product brand.”

Ben Fogg will continue leading the Fogg team that includes more than 170 employees from its Michigan location.

“I very much look forward to continuing to lead the Fogg team as we enter the next chapter of our story,” added Fogg.

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