Massman Companies, a Granite Partners-backed packaging machinery company, has acquired Ultra Packaging Inc., a privately-held cartoning company based in Chicago, Ill.

Ultra Packaging is a designer of automated cartoning machines that serve the food, personal care, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. The machines are high-speed continuous motion machines in multiple configurations from manual to robotic loading. The addition of UPI’s cartoning products to Massman’s portfolio looks to enable services from carton to bottle to pallet.

“The resources Massman can provide will build and expand the customer partnerships,” comments Bob Stockus, owner and president of UPI.