Johnson-VBC, a packaging machine building company, offers an
extensive line of products. Quality, Competitive pricing and service
are components Johnson-VBC has focused on for three generations.
Its roots date back to the beginning of the century. Back in
1901, Johnson Machine Works was a family owned and operated company
manufacturing cap lining and assembly machines, cap feeders, filling
and labeling machines. On March 5, 1990, Johnson Machine Works
became a solely-owned subsidiary of Van Blarcom Closures, Inc.
located in Patterson, NJ.
James Johnson, Director and General Manager, grandson of the
founder of Johnson Machine Works, maintains the high standards
which have brought Johnson-VBC to the leading edge of the 1990's.
Van Blarcom's acquisition of Johnson Machine Works allows the
ability to enhance customer service, promote higher standards
and create an atmosphere of innovation in the highly competitive
For many decades, Johnson Machine Works has been a major source
of bottle cap lining machines and cap feeder systems. In the early
80's, market demands prompted Johnson-VBC to establish Pull Tab
Foil liners. The Pull Tab liner, which can be removed by grasping
and gently pulling the tab, allows the entire innerseal to be
removed without piercing it with your finger or a sharp object.
This lowers the risk of contaminating the products. The Pull Tab
system prolongs store shelf life, prevents leaking of liquid products
and also prevents oxidation resulting in spoilage, loss of flavor
and aroma. This major break through enabled companies to once
again gain customers' confidence in product purity and integrity.
Johnson-VBC also offers contract cap lining services. Customers
who do not have the cap lining capacity or the machinery to line
there own closures, will contract Johnson-VBC to do the job for
them. Customers will normally purchase tooling for the machine
and be charged a lining cost.
Johnson-VBC can provide equipment to assemble multiple component
parts as well as rebuild existing packaging machinery. The EastPack
Show on March 19-21, 1996, in Philadelphia, PA, featured Johnson-VBC's
three-punch lining machine and centrifugal cap feeder with computer
Substantial investment has been made by Van Blarcom to improve
quality and create innovative products. Johnson-VBC now produces
advanced cap lining and labeling machinery for closures as well
as fillers and sealers.
The parent company, Van Blarcom Closures, Inc. is principally
engaged in plastic molding. Privately owned and operated, they
have been manufacturing closures since 1924
Van Blarcom manufactures many styles of child resistant closures
for the pharmaceutical and chemical industry. In 1995 the released
their senior friendly child resistant closure, Saf-Cap III, with
a new patented child resistant feature. This new closure requires
less application torques then other closures currently available
and passes all new child resistant protocol requirements recently
mandated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The Saf-Cap
III closure utilizes less plastic and combined with new high speed
assembly machines manufactured by Johnson-VBC, it allows Van Blarcom
to pass on a significant cost savings to there customers.
They are currently developing their Saf-Cap IV child resistant
closure, as well as several custom dispensing systems. Their design
group and mold manufacturing facility has the capability of developing
unit cavity as well as full production molds on site.
They are also active in the manufacturing of metal Twist-Off
closures and a variety of metal can fitments.
Van Blarcom is continually upgrading their services and quality,
which has been the back bone of their growth. A fully implemented
SPC quality program has been in place for several years, they
are now working towards ISO-9000 certification.
Johnson-VBC and Van Blarcom are constantly providing new processes
and product features to give their customers the options they
need. Flexibility, service and professionalism are what customers
demand, and these are what Johnson-VBC and Van Blarcom provide.