ProMach’s ID Technology Acquires Lofton Label & Packaging, a Leading Provider of Labels and Packaging Materials

Oct 04, 2023

ProMach, a worldwide leader in processing and packaging machinery and related solutions, announced today that it has acquired Lofton Label & Packaging, a leading producer of labels and printed flexible packaging materials. The addition of Lofton expands ProMach’s labeling and coding capabilities to provide customers across North America with an even greater ability to keep their packaging operations running at peak efficiency.

Founded in 1981 in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area, Lofton provides high-quality flexographic and digital label and film printing capabilities for products and packaging, including flexible packaging rollstock films, stand-up pouches, sachets, and stickpacks. Lofton solutions add value to prime labeling initiatives as well with digital embellishments including tactile and cold foiling as well as variable data including variable imaging. Additionally, Lofton produces a wide array of specialty label solutions, including Global Product Authentication Service (GPAS) labels for track and trace, brand protection, and consumer engagement, Extended Content Labels (onserts), Instant Redeemable Coupons (IRC), as well as multi-layer peel and resealable labels.

Lofton’s extensive label and flexible packaging printing solutions serve a broad range of industries including agriculture, animal health, food & beverage, health & beauty, industrial chemical, nutraceuticals/supplements, and wine, beer, and spirits.

“We’re pleased to welcome the Lofton Label & Packaging team to ProMach” said Mark Anderson, ProMach President and CEO. “With the addition of Lofton, ProMach continues what we started more than a decade ago—the expansion of our label converting capabilities to complement our extensive portfolio of labeling equipment solutions. This further bolsters our vision of providing our North American customers with comprehensive labeling and coding solutions and support from a partner that is close to them, wherever they are.”

Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota-based Lofton Label & Packaging and its team will join ProMach’s Labeling & Coding business line led by Alan Shipman, Group President. With go-to-market product brands including ID Technology, EPI, Panther, Code Tech, and Greydon, ProMach’s Labeling & Coding business line provides a broad solution offering to customers throughout North America that includes both labels and machinery, all supported by an extensive network of more than seventeen regional sales and service offices, as well as seven existing label converting facilities that provide decorative labels for high volumes or short runs via flexographic and digital capabilities, as well as blank and shell labels, RFID labels, specialty labels, and more.

“The Lofton team brings with it a strong reputation for providing exceptional solutions and support to their entire customer base in the upper midwestern United States,” said Mr. Shipman. “Their addition to our Labeling & Coding business line brings our eighth label production location and underscores our goal of providing exceptional label products and support to our customers, in addition to our labeling equipment. With our growing label production capabilities and reach, we continue to deliver high-quality labels to customers faster because we’re physically closer to them—and these shorter shipping distances translate to bottom line benefits to help them meet their demanding business needs.”

“We’re excited to be a part of the best labeling solutions team in the industry,” said Rick Gajewski, founder and President of Lofton Label & Packaging. “ProMach has a proven track record of investing in their companies and leveraging their strengths to better serve customers. One of our internal messages has been ‘We Love Our Customers’, and this will reinforce that even more, as current Lofton customers will benefit from ProMach’s extensive portfolio of solutions. Plus, current ProMach customers will now have greater access to more options than before.”

Mike Gaughan, COO of Lofton Label & Packaging, will continue leading the Lofton team, comprised of over 70 employees in their Twin Cities suburban location.

For more information about Lofton Label & Packaging, please call them at +1 (651) 457-8118 or visit them online at www.LoftonLabel.com.

About EPI

Quality packaging labeling systems that are easy to set up, resist wear and tear, and are designed to withstand and operate in harsh environments, EPI Labelers creates standard and custom labeling solutions used across the globe, including solutions for vertical form fill seal packaging. EPI is a product brand of ProMach, a global leader in packaging line solutions. As part of the ProMach Labeling & Coding business line, EPI helps our packaging customers protect and grow the reputation and trust of their consumers. ProMach is performance, and the proof is in every package. Learn more about EPI at www.EPILabelers.com and more about ProMach at ProMachBuilt.com.

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