About Us

OVERVIEW

Pacific Packaging Machinery was founded in 1962 by Mr. Stephen F. Ellison in Los Angeles, CA. where the company began building rotary liquid filling machines for food applications. Initially our liquid fillers dealt mostly with viscous products — honey, mayonnaise, margarine, and peanut butter.

In 1963, Pacific’s first production filler was installed in the Sioux Honey plant in Waycross, Georgia. Over the years, Sioux Honey expanded their usage to 5 Pacific fillers that served as the core of their honey liquid filling operation.

In 1964, Kraft Foods saw the benefits of Pacific Packaging’s viscous filling technology and purchased an 8 station filler for their marshmallow cream plant in Buena Park, CA. The initial installation, which replaced a difficult to use piston filler, became a success story within Kraft and soon thereafter they started to replace their existing liquid fillers with Pacific fillers. Today, Kraft has over 100 Pacific fillers in operation within 25 plants across 8 countries.

In our 55+ years of operation we have developed a wide variety of filling approaches and technologies to meet the specific requirements for all liquid applications. Today, our inline, rotary and drum liquid fillers serve to provide a best in class solution for the food, personal care, home care, pharmaceutical, and automotive/chemical industries.

Today, Pacific’s impressive customer base includes over 700 unique filler installations throughout 36+ countries.

APPROACH

At Pacific Packaging Machinery we offer a unique approach to building liquid filling machines: we always focus on the customer’s needs and requirements. To ensure we will always deliver on this approach, we do not believe in the "one size fits all" mentality. Instead, our approach is to custom engineer every machine detail to the exact customer specifications.

Whether it is custom filling nozzles to meet the viscosity of a product and the clean-in-place requirements, product bypass valves for recirculation back to the supply tank, or heat tracing of the filling system for products that must remain at a constant temperature, we possess the first-hand experience to offer a low-risk solution to your filling application.

Our successful track record demonstrates that this approach produces not only a very high quality filling machine but an extremely high rate of customer satisfaction. For our customers this translates into maximum "return on investment" during decades and decades of equipment operation.

The following four areas provide an overview of the approach we will implement on your next Pacific project:

Customized Engineering: At Pacific Packaging, there is no such thing as a “stock filler.” Every liquid filler is tailored to exact customer specifications. Our approach not only provides customers with the flexibility to specify their filling priorities but also eliminates the risk associated with purchasing a machine that has to be retrofitted to their environment.

In-House Manufacturing: Our integrated manufacturing operation works closely with our engineering organization to manufacture and assemble your filler. Critical filling system components are done in-house with sophisticated machining equipment to assure the highest quality manufacturing procedures are utilized.

Personalized Service: Whether we’re working with you to understand your requirements or you are seeking assistance after your filler is in production, you will have a single contact to call on anytime. Having an individual whom is familiar with your environment and machinery will expedite the solutions we provide to your requests.

Innovative R & D: At Pacific we pioneered the 2 phase filler for pourable dressing as well as swirls for products such as peanut butter and jelly. Our innovative leadership continues in a number of areas including the reduction of container changeover time, improved clean-ability, reduced maintenance, and zero-drip operation. Customers appreciate our consultative approach to challenging packaging applications and the experience we possess from having designed over 700 unique liquid filling machines.