Three cheers for the New Year! 2020 was a difficult one for so many people and businesses all over the world, and we are excited to welcome in a fresh start with 2021. [Read more…] about ProMach Pharma Solutions: 2020 in Review
2019 was a big year here at ProMach Pharma Solutions. We launched a lot of new equipment. Our team grew. We attended some great trade shows and met with thousands of pharma and biotech processors and contract packers from around the world. Here’s a look back at what’s happened over the last 12 months:
In January, NJM introduced Dara’s NFL/2-RDL aseptic filling and closing machine to North America. This fully servo-driven system seals ready-to-use vials with RayDyLyo caps to streamline the packaging operation. In February, WLS announced their Horizontal Roller (HR) in-line labeler, which applies pressure sensitive labels onto round or nearly round medical devices and other cylindrical products. Then, in March, NJM released their semi-manual Cumulus Model SLPP-15 case packer, the smallest and most affordable case packing station currently on the market that satisfies aggregation legislation.
At Pack Expo Las Vegas / Healthcare Packaging Expo, WLS showcased their Autonomy IV on-demand digital label printer, an extremely flexible, stand-alone solution capable of producing a variety of labels, from the highest quality graphics in full color to simple black and white barcodes. NJM debuted a new system, the Courser 230 labeler, which can be designed to run vials, syringes and/or other small or unstable packages.
In 2019, the ProMach Pharma Solutions team got a little bigger with the addition of our first ever European Sales Manager, Layth Obeidat, who is spearheading our expanding sales and service activities in Europe. Laura Coman joined NJM to supervise the growing parts department as Parts Sales Manager.
If you want to chat with our team and check out some of the solutions we offer in person, you can meet us at the following shows:
- Interphex booth #2353 (Apr 28-30)
- Interpack hall 13 / stand A75 (May 7-13)
- ISPE Boston Product Show booth #E-57 (Sept 16)
- ISPE Annual Meeting (Nov 1-4)
- Pack Expo / Healthcare Packaging (Nov 8-11).
We look forward to connecting with you this year!
Three cheers for the New Year! 2018 was a big one here at the ProMach Pharma Business Line, so we wanted to take a moment to reflect upon our advancements.
First up – product news. NJM launched the versatile Model 403 Final Touch Print & Apply Labeler for cases and shrink wrapped bundles, featuring a modular design, flexible PLC controls and a variety of optional label applicator tools. The new Trotter 127 pressure sensitive labeler offers some great additions to the popular Trotter 126 for customers seeking a multi-functional system at an affordable price. NJM also introduced two Dara aseptic filling and closing machines, the SX-310-RDL and the HSL-PP/4, which are ideal for biopharmaceutical products.
WLS debuted the LP-100R, a stand-alone, on-demand label printer that achieves fast speeds and the highest quality, as well as the VCV Fiber Laser Vial Coder, which marks ‘bright stock’ vials to improve traceability while maximizing production efficiencies.
In 2018, we continued to grow the new ProMach Innovation Center, a powerful resource for developing unique solutions for the pharma, biotech, cosmetic, food processing and chemical industries. To deliver the best standard equipment or custom-designed solution, our experienced engineers collaborate closely with customers and monitor the projects from inception to completion.
Showcasing NJM’s commitment to customer success, Apace Packaging sung the praises of their new high-speed bottling line, featuring track-and-trace capabilities, in a 2018 case study.
If you want to chat with our team and check out some of the equipment we offer in person, you can meet up us at Interphex booth #2353 (April 2-4), Pack Expo Las Vegas / Healthcare Packaging (September 23-25) and ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo (October 27-30).
NJM Introduces the Mustang® Cold Glue Labeler and AutoColt II
While Saturday Night Fever was winning a Grammy for album of the year 1979, NJM introduced two major packaging machinery releases, two major building expansions, and ended an eight-year time period with a strategic partnership.
The Model 315 Mustang® Labeler was introduced in 1979 as the most successful cold glue labeler offered by NJM Packaging and the forerunner to the Mustang® LFB, which was designed for wine industry labeling and helped expand NJM beyond pharmaceutical packaging and strengthen its position in the food and beverage industry. This machine also laid the way for the Mustang II, a powerhouse compact cold glue labeler that is still sold today. NJM is still selling parts to hundreds of customers that use the Mustang® for their packaging needs.
In the early 1990s, NJM took the very popular 315 Mustang Labeler that had been serving the food and beverage industry and designed a special front and back (LFB) version to label wine bottles. The 315LFB Mustang was sold to many famous vineyards in the Napa valley and Sonoma County regions of California. The machines were even used by bottling companies who would drive a tractor-trailer truck from vineyard to vineyard to bottle the wines at the vineyards so they could be labeled “estate bottled.” NJM offers refurbishing of the Model 315, as well as rebuilds to customers that want to maintain the cold glue labeling process.
NJM Cold Glue Mustang Labeler
NJM didn’t stop with just one technology innovation. In the early 1980s, NJM also introduced the AutoColt, a lower-cost pressure sensitive labeler designed for non-pharmaceutical companies. That evolved into the AutoColt II pressure sensitive labelers ideal for pharmaceutical packaging. The first AutoColt II was sold to Sherman Labs in 1984 and used for labeling contact lens solutions. Both were engineered to ensure less wear parts on the dispensers. As the year of “Not Just Machine Blogs” progress, you will learn more about NJM engineering many different generations of this work horse labeler. The most recent is the Model 326 AUTOCOLT IV Labeler, which is in the 5th generation offering continued versatility, as well as servo-driven labeling.
NJM Model 326 AutoColt II
Next month, we’ll head into the 1990s with a significant merger and industry expansion. But for now, NJM is crediting its success to its talent. “The only way a company can succeed for 100 years is if it has long term dedicated employees. The most impressive thing to me is the number of people who have spent 20, 30, 40 even 50 years contributing to the success of NJM. That is the foundation for a Century of Packaging Expertise,” said Jim Moretti, General Manager in Lebanon, NH, who began his career at NJM in 1987, as a Controller in Fairfield, N.J.
Until next month, read more about our 100 Year History.
The Milestone Was Celebrated This Weekend at Pack Expo International in Chicago
The Pack Expo International Show in Chicago kicked off on Sunday, November 2, 2014 with the spotlight on NJM Packaging. NJM was honored with a prestigious plaque awarded by Chuck Yuska, the President of the PMMI (Packaging Machinery Manufacturer’s Institute) for its 100 years in the packaging industry. The occasion was also marked by a celebratory toast given by Michel Lapierre, the President of the NJM Packaging.
In addition to being honored at the kickoff of Pack Expo, this Sunday also signified the beginning of a year-long celebration honoring NJM’s “Century of Packaging Expertise.”
NJM will be also celebrating this momentous achievement with a new logo:
The year-long celebration will entail several website updates to be rolled out in the coming weeks (stay tuned!), and a series of monthly blog posts showcasing some of NJM’s finest achievements over its 100 years in packaging. We want to thank our continued customers for their loyalty and support, and are looking forward to another 100 Years of developing the greatest integrated packaging line equipment, solutions and customer service in the industry.
For more, you can view NJM’s official press release regarding our 100 year’s here.