About PMI

Unpacking the PMI KYOTO Story

Built with a Commitment to Quality

Company Overview | PMI KYOTO Packaging Systems

In 1993, Branko and Lilly Tisma founded PMI Cartoning, Inc. in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. For 25 years, PMI worked hard to ensure that its customers were satisfied with the quality of every machine that left PMI’s doors.

As the company grew, PMI expanded its operations. In addition to its headquarters that housed all engineering, parts, service, and support staff, PMI opened a 100,000 sq. ft. manufacturing, engineering, and testing facility next to its Elk Grove Village offices, and a rebuild facility down the street in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

In December 2017, Kyoto Seisakusho Co., Ltd. (KSS), the leading packaging automation and equipment manufacturer in Japan, acquired PMI. Today, the former PMI Cartoning continues to operate from their original Elk Grove Village location as PMI KYOTO Packaging Systems and offers the same service and high-quality vertical and horizontal cartoners, case packers, and integrated packaging systems that customers have relied on for over 25 years.

East Meets West in Our Machinery

Kyoto Seisakusho Co., Ltd. Overview | PMI KYOTO Packaging Systems

When PMI Cartoning was acquired by KSS, the new company combined PMI’s experience in robust, long-lasting machinery with KSS’s experience in compact machinery with smaller footprints and modular technologies such as robotics. The result is an industry-leading manufacturer of custom-designed cartoners, case packers, and robotic and integrated packaging solutions. Today, PMI KYOTO is a force to be reckoned with in the global packaging industry!

Our Capabilities and Experience

PMI KYOTO offers a complete line of machines that handle products gently while meeting high-speed operating requirements. Our machines are tailor-made to fit customers’ individual needs. Flexible machines are easy to retrofit or change parts to meet new size requirements.

  • Horizontal and vertical cartoners
  • Side-load, wraparound, and top-load case/tray packers
  • Robotics technology
  • Integrated solutions

Application and product-handling experience allow PMI KYOTO to excel with applications involving high speeds and difficult-to-handle products, such as:

  • Food and dairy
  • Confectionery
  • Personal care
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Soap and detergent

We provide everything you need when planning, designing, and building your next packaging machine — from concept to field installation.

  • SOLIDWORKS® and AutoCAD®
  • Pre-checkout run time and machine testing
  • Full factory accepted test (FAT) facilities
  • Systems integration