ProMach Acquires ShuttleworthJan 06, 2011
Cincinnati, OH - ProMach, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Shuttleworth, Inc., a leading global conveyor automation and product handling machinery manufacturer based in Huntington, Indiana. Shuttleworth, with facilities in Belgium and Malaysia, will become a division of ProMach's End of Line Business Unit.
Shuttleworth, founded in 1962, provides conveying solutions for in-process manufacturing to customers that require gentle handling solutions that reduce product damage and increase productivity and efficiency. The company serves a number of market segments including food and bakery, healthcare, automotive components, electronics, paper handling, and energy. Shuttleworth is best known for its Slip Torque conveyor automation solutions and innovative devices. Since its founding, Shuttleworth has installed over 15,000 applications worldwide.
"We are pleased to welcome the Shuttleworth team to ProMach," said Mark Anderson, ProMach President and CEO. "We look forward to serving their customers and continuing the Shuttleworth tradition of excellence. We intend to continue to produce the Shuttleworth conveyor systems in their facilities in Huntington, Indiana and Gent, Belgium and to enhance their outstanding reputation using proven ProMach methods."
"I am confident that ProMach will continue the tradition of excellence that Shuttleworth has earned," said Carol Shuttleworth, President and CEO of Shuttleworth, Inc. "I am excited that Shuttleworth is joining ProMach and its End of Line Unit and I am sure that Shuttleworth will enjoy many years of continued market growth with its new ownership."
Breton Ranc, Chief Operating Officer at Shuttleworth, will join ProMach as Vice President and General Manager of the Shuttleworth division. He will report to Barry Heiser, President of ProMach's End of Line Business Unit.
"The addition of Shuttleworth in the End of Line Unit allows us to offer our customers complete end of line solutions using proven conveyor applications," said Mr. Heiser. "ProMach continues to grow its entire range of product offerings with its extensive portfolio of end of line brands."
For more information on Shuttleworth, Inc., visit their website at www.shuttleworth.com.
From automotive and electronics, to paper conversion and pharmaceuticals, to food and personal care markets and beyond, Shuttleworth builds custom handling solutions with low back pressure ingenuity to gently transport product along the production line while accumulating, diverting, sorting, rotating, stacking or moving product in a variety of other ways in the process. Shuttleworth utilizes engineering creativity and a suite of roller surface technologies to help customers around the globe maximize their efficiency no matter the application need or product being handled. Shuttleworth is a product brand of ProMach, a global leader in packaging line solutions. As part of the ProMach Handling & Sterilizing business line, Shuttleworth helps our packaging customers protect their reputation and grow the trust of their consumers. ProMach is performance, and the proof is in every package. Learn more about Shuttleworth at www.Shuttleworth.com and more about ProMach at www.ProMachBuilt.com.
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