Packaging machinery solutions provider ProMach has acquired Panther Industries, a manufacturer of automated labelling equipment.  

The company said the move expands its labelling capabilities further “into key strategic areas” including e-commerce, distribution, manufacturing, warehouse, fulfilment and third party logistics (3PL). 

Founded in 2000, Panther manufactures print and apply labelling systems as well as pre-printed label applicator systems.  

Mark Anderson, ProMach President and chief executive, said: “With the addition of Panther, ProMach brings a very comprehensive print and apply capability to customers across North America.  

“This includes a broad range of labelling systems optimised for specific market applications along with a network of regional label converting locations to bring customers local support on a large scale.  

“The result is a single source partner for nearly any customer to mark, identify, and track both primary and secondary packaging operations on their production lines backed by dedicated sales and service technicians to keep their labelling operations running at peak efficiency.” 

Jim Thompson, Panther Industries Founder and President, will continue leading Panther as Vice President and General Manager.