CPM acquires Proline Engineering

Proline is a supplier of high-speed, high-volume conveyance solutions, installation and aftermarket services for the metal packaging industry.

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November 29, 2017
Recycling Today Staff
Equipment & Products Nonferrous

CPM Holdings Inc., Waterloo, Iowa, a supplier of process equipment and technology to the food, fuel and engineered materials industries, has acquired Proline Engineering, based in Manchester, U.K.

Founded in 1996, Proline is a supplier of high-speed, high-volume conveyance solutions, installation and aftermarket services for the metal packaging industry.

Proline will join Greenbank Technology, which is also based in the U.K., in CPM’s metal packaging solutions platform.

“Proline brings terrific synergies to our metal packaging offering,” says CPM President Ted Waitman. “Proline’s bespoke material handling solutions complement CPM’s leading position in washer and thermal technologies for the two-piece can industry. Most importantly, Proline shares CPM’s core values, operating philosophies and unyielding customer commitment.”

Former Proline owners Ivan Wroe, Stephen Rimmer, Colin Timms and Gary Jones will continue to serve Proline in leadership and management roles.

“With CPM, Proline will accelerate its global growth and development,” Wroe says. “We will build on our industry-leading conveyance technology to connect critical process equipment to create bespoke systems solution to customers around the world.”

CPM says the Proline acquisition significantly expands its metal packaging product portfolio, which includes washers, dryers, curing ovens and conveyance solutions. Proline will maintain its operations in Manchester while leveraging CPM’s global operational base. CPM says it will invest resources and align business processes to support the company’s global growth.