Milacron Acquires Leading Plastics Machinery Sales and aftermarket Businesses in Texas
Milacron LLC recently completed the acquisition of Industrial Machine Sales, Inc. (IMSI) and its sister company, Precise Plastics Machinery (PPM). IMSI specializes in the application engineering of primary plastics processing and support systems for many operations, including injection molding, extrusion, and blow molding. PPM was established in 1994 as a full service support company for the plastics industry, including offering pre-owned equipment and turnkey services.
Based in Southlake, Texas, both IMSI and PPM provide leading technology solutions for major manufacturers in the plastics industry located in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, New Mexico and the northern border of Mexico. IMSI and PPM’s staff will join the Milacron team and will continue to be based in Southlake at the current location. The location will serve as a High Impact Technical (H.I.T.) center in the region providing a full spectrum of plastics machinery support, including training and aftermarket parts and service.
Larry Burchett, the president and owner of IMSI and PPM, will serve as Vice President of Sales and General Manager of the Milacron Certified Pre-Owned Machinery division. Burchett brings 37 years of plastics manufacturing and leadership experience. He began his career at Milacron and assumed increasing levels of responsibility throughout his tenure. His purchase of IMSI in 1991 ended his direct employment at Milacron, but kept him connected through a 20-year agent association developed among IMSI, PPM and Milacron.
“We are excited to bring IMSI and PPM into the Milacron organization,” said Shawn Reilley, Group Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Global Plastics Machinery. “As a leading Independent Representative for over 20 years, Larry and his team have contributed significantly to the overall success of Milacron. Now, as a permanent part of our company, we plan to work closely together to improve our customer experience through increased coordination, communication and a single-minded focus to support the customer throughout their asset life-cycle. This move continues to build on our objective to provide unparalleled aftermarket service and support to help fuel our customers’ success. We want to offer a clear total life-cycle advantage in a competitive global landscape.”
“I have had a long relationship with Milacron and am excited about how the joining of these companies will benefit our customers,” said Burchett. “The strong engineering services approach of IMSI and PPM combined with the technologies of Milacron allows us to be a partner from the purchase of a new machine all the way to when it is time to upgrade or buy new again. No one else in the industry can provide this life-cycle management. It’s all very exciting.”
About Milacron LLC
Milacron LLC and its businesses are committed to being the leading suppliers of plastics-processing technologies and industrial fluids around the world. The people of Milacron’s companies know what matters in manufacturing and, every day, put this know-how to work to help customers improve productivity, cut costs, increase energy efficiency, eliminate scrap, and reduce cycle times.