CINCINNATI — ProMach, a packaging machinery solutions provider to the pet food processing industry, announced Oct. 2 its acquisition of Statco-DSI Process Systems, a sanitary systems and engineering supplier based in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Statco-DSI was founded in 1982 and today is considered one of the largest process equipment distributors and systems integrators for the North American sanitary solutions market, according to ProMach.

The company operates 10 offices across the United States to provide engineering, system design, project management, sales, installation, training, spare parts and other services to the food, dairy, beverage, brewing, personal care and biopharmaceutical industries. All Statco-DSI facilities follow 3-A, US Food and Drug Administration and US Department of Agriculture regulations to offer single solutions and plant-wide solutions alike.

“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,” Anderson added. “We are delighted to welcome Statco-DSI to the ProMach family."

Statco-DSI’s product portfolio of sanitary solutions includes BlenZer blending and mixing systems, Therma-Stat extended shelf-life and aseptic processing machinery, high-temperature-short-time processing systems, dry hopping systems, and plastic case packaging machines.

The company also offers design-build services for facilities and offers installation and continued support of all its systems.

“Since Jim Statham founded Statco nearly four decades ago, we’ve made our mark with customers in the processing industry and we are excited to write the next chapter of our story as part of ProMach,” said Eric Perkins, president of Statco-DSI. “Given our shared focus on the customer, ProMach felt like a natural home for us. And with ProMach’s industry leading packaging expertise and geographic reach, along with the vast combined packaging and processing knowledge we each bring to the table, I am confident this will be a win-win for our customers and employees alike.”

Perkins and Statco-DSI’s 185 employees will join ProMach following the acquisition. ProMach reported it will continue to invest in Statco-DSI’s oprations to support continued growth with new and existing customers in all markets.

“This is a very exciting time in the history of Statco-DSI,” Statham said. “By joining forces with a respected packaging leader like ProMach, we will be able to accelerate our business even further and bring substantial benefits to our customers. ProMach shares the same vision we do for how to grow and strengthen our relationships in the marketplace and Eric and I are looking forward to continuing this amazing journey that my dad started so long ago.”

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