Accutek Packaging Equipment Companies, Inc. is one of the largest privately held packaging machinery manufacturers in the United States. We are a leading developer and manufacturer of complete turnkey packaging solutions. Accutek Packaging Equipment offers a wide variety of packaging equipment that can be custom tailored to each unique product, including filling machines, capping machines, labeling machines, conveyors, and complete packaging systems. Other equipment manufactured by the Accutek companies includes bottle unscramblers, bottle rinsers and washers, sleeve labeling machines, tamper-evident neck-banders, heat tunnels, tube fillers and sealers, heat sealing machines, hot stamps and ink jet date coders, conveyors, turntables, kettles, mixers and other support packaging and process machinery.
To provide a high-quality, easy-to-use, complete line of packaging equipment to support the operations and growth of our customers’ unique products while supplying our equipment free of deficiencies, and in a timely manner.
“We will supply the highest quality packaging equipment while maintaining customer support, promoting product innovations, and continuously providing fair and competitive pricing.”
History of Accutek
Accutek Packaging Equipment Company, Inc. was founded in 1989, by serial entrepreneur Edward Chocholek and his sons. The business opened under the name Accutek Filling Equipment Company. Mr. Chocholek noticed that the price of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) and Pneumatics for automation had dropped to the point where they would soon replace single point mechanized machinery. No industry had more single-point, cam-driven machinery being sold in the 1980’s than the packaging industry. The packaging industry had been dominated by mechanical engineering that was clearly going to be rapidly transformed by the onslaught of electrical engineering, automation, and programming. After much research, he convinced his sons to join him, and Accutek was born in Los Angeles, California. As it turned out, it was an ideal time to enter the industry because the barrier to entry had dropped significantly while established packaging machinery and engineering companies struggled to replace and rethink their legacy systems. At that point, Accutek Filling Equipment Company’s primary focus was bench top liquid filling, capping, and labeling machines. Our first filling machine was called the Mini-Six. The MiniSix was a six-head time pressure filler primarily used for filling cosmetic products such as perfume, aroma therapy liquids, essential oils, and other thin and light oils. It was later replaced by the Mini-Pinch filler which is still one of our most popular fillers today. By 1993, we were manufacturing complete in-line bottling systems running at speeds of up to 80 bottles per minute and had outgrown our facility. The Greater Los Angeles area had many industrial buildings available, but all were in questionable neighborhoods with high rents. We decided after the riots in Los Angeles that maybe a further move was in order. After only one visit to San Diego, we decided that Oceanside California at the north end had everything we needed including proximity to our vendors. We began a search for our ideal facility and had found one within a month! We opened our new, 10,000 square foot facility before the year ended and began hiring new and additional employees. Along with the move, we changed the name of the company to “Accutek Packaging Equipment” to better reflect our growing product line. The move allowed us to grow very quickly, reaching sales of five million by 1995. This achievement led to the design of our first custom facility made to manufacture packaging machinery. We built a modern manufacturing facility in Vista, California that was completed in 1997 that allowed for dedicated part control, lab, showroom, CNC machine center, welding, sheet metal fabrication, along with customer acceptance testing and shipping areas. This facility gave us space to develop more equipment and the efficiency to become even more competitive. By 2000, we once again doubled our sales and decided the fastest way to expand our product line was to purchase some of our competitors’ businesses. We looked for companies that would add to our product line, engineering staff, and sales channels.