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A new packaging machinery supplier has opened its doors in Sydney and Melbourne, bringing a fleet of international equipment brands to the Australian market.

Packaging Machinery Australia has completed its two-year pilot programme, and is now opening up to sell solutions for applications including labelling, case sealing, ROPP capping, band sealing, capping, and filling.

According to Ian Gleeson, sales manager, PMA was created to provide Australian manufacturers with tried and tested global brands backed up by local support.

“In conversations with SMEs, almost everyone had a story about cheap, overseas machinery being purchased and, not surprisingly, breaking down with no access to customer or technical support. This can lead to big losses dependent on the size of production and length of downtime,” he said.

The company’s biggest OEM supplier is Pack Leader, which is known for its labelling equipment including the PL-501 and ELF-150 (pictured above), used in the craft beer market.

“The craft beer phenomenon has swept the world in recent times but in the last two years alone, the amount of craft breweries in Australia has nearly doubled.

“With machines that can label front and back, necks of bottles and much more, at an affordable price and with local support, we see PMA playing a big part in this market segment in years to come,” said Gleeson.

PMA will also sell and support brands including 3M, Pilot Air, Shenzhen Penglai, Accu-Seal, Hualian, Tecno Max, and Kwang Dah Enterprise.

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