ProMach Inc. is expanding it label business in Western Canada with the acquisition of Jet Label & Packaging.
Jet, based in Edmonton, Alberta, makes both labels and printed tape for applications including consumer packaged goods, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and forestry. Other segments included food, beverage, transportation, grocery stores and mass-market retailers, ProMach said.
Jet, which calls itself Western Canada's largest label producer, has a converting facility in Edmonton as well as offices in Western Canada.
"With the addition of Jet, ProMach continues our label converting expansion that began over a decade ago with the vision of providing our North American customers with a labeling and coding partner that could serve all their needs, including labels, machinery, sales, service and support," ProMach CEO Mark Anderson said in a statement.
ProMach, based in Covington, Ky., near Cincinnati, already has label converting locations in Fresno, Calif.; Fort Worth, Texas; Pewaukee, Wis.; Marietta, Ga.; Nashua, N.H.; and Mississauga, Ontario, operating under the ID Technology brand.
Jet co-owners Darrell Friesen and Rod Froment will remain and continue to lead the Jet operations, which has more than 80 employees.
A sister company, Jet Marking Systems, is part of the deal. Jet Marking provides label applicators, industrial printers, ancillary equipment and tracking and tracing products.
"From our days as a single-press, single-client startup over two decades ago to becoming one of Western Canada's most prominent label manufacturers, to now being a part of ProMach's Labeling Coding portfolio, it's been an amazing journey," Friesen said in a statement.
ID Technology, founded in 1998, offers both digital and flexographic printed labels.
Along with its 55,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, Jet's other locations are in Calgary, Vancouver, Prince George, Kelowna, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.