WestRock Expands Portfolio of Packaging Machinery & Automation


ATLANTA (March 7, 2019) – WestRock Company, a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, has expanded its portfolio of automated packaging system offerings with the acquisition of WestRock PMA Packaging Systems.

WestRock PMA specializes in automated packaging machinery ranging from single-order dispatch systems to fully integrated automation. Its BoxSizer™ technology platform can right-size multiple sizes of cartons on the same machine without stopping for changeovers. BoxSizer complements WestRock’s existing Packaging Machinery & Automation portfolio, including its Box on Demand® solution. Where Box on Demand creates custom-sized boxes, BoxSizer reduces the height dimension of multiple-sized boxes with no changeover to reduce empty space, void fill, materials, labor and shipping costs. By removing excess packaging material, BoxSizer and WestRock’s other right-size technology solutions help customers reduce their shipping, warehousing and environmental costs.
“We’re excited to add WestRock PMA and its BoxSizer technology to our Packaging Machinery & Automation portfolio,” said Jeff Chalovich, WestRock’s chief commercial officer and president of its corrugated packaging business. “WestRock PMA further differentiates our paper and packaging machinery offerings and helps us address the growing need for on-demand packaging, especially for e-commerce applications.”
Companies interested in learning more about WestRock’s portfolio of Packaging Machinery & Automation should visit WestRock’s website at www.westrock.com/automation.
About WestRock WestRock partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s team members support customers around the world from locations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com. Contact:      John Pensec, 470-328-6397 Director, Corporate Communications