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About Us

Axon, part of P.E. North America, has been designing, manufacturing and supporting shrink systems since 1991.

Our start in the shrink system business began with tamper evident bands for over-the-counter medications and pain relievers.

Today we are a recognized leading supplier of systems for shrink sleeve labels, tamper evident bands and stretch sleeve labels. We have 5,200 Axon and Styrotech systems in operation around the world.

Our History At A Glance

  • Founded in 1991
  • Launched first full body shrink sleeve system in 1995
  • Acquired Styrotech stretch sleevers in 1999
  • Purchased by ProMach in 1999
  • Merged with P.E. USA in 2018 to create P.E. North America, the labeling group within ProMach serving Canada, the United States and Mexico.

P.E. North America

ProMach acquired Axon in 1991 and P.E. Labellers in 2017.

In 2018, ProMach brought together Axon and P.E. USA to create P.E. North America, a new organization dedicated to serving U.S., Canadian and Mexican customers.

The new organization sells, services and supports the complete lines of P.E. labeling systems and Axon shrink sleeving and stretch sleeving systems.

P.E. North America offers 12 of the 16 leading label application technologies. No other supplier in North America offers this range of labeling technologies.

P.E. North America operates two U.S. facilities, one in Raleigh, NC and one in Cincinnati, OH.

At the Raleigh, NC facility P.E. North America will continue to design, engineer, and assemble Axon brand sleeving and tamper band systems and provide aftermarket parts and service support for North America.

At the Cincinnati, OH facility P.E. North America will coordinate and provide technical and field service support for P.E. labelers in North America, stock and maintain spare parts inventory, design and manufacture change parts and assemble and test stock labelers offered for short lead time delivery.

P.E. Labelers NA will also provide service and technical support for both Axon and P.E. systems through ProMach’s facility in Corona, CA.

P.E. Labellers Italy, a global supplier of labeling systems will continue to design, engineer, and assemble P.E. brand labelers and provide aftermarket parts and service support at its facilities in Italy and Brasil.

Our Success Starts With Listening

Axon design and application engineers were in a meeting one day talking about all the features and capabilities introduced over the last ten years that are now standard on Axon systems.

As engineers are inclined to do, they started counting. They stopped counting when the total exceeded 100. The conversation then turned to how these innovations and improvements came about.

By their estimation, with some input from sales, well over half of these features were directly related to customer suggestions, feedback, and yes, even complaints.

This all happened because Axon listens.

Asking questions, and listening are just part of our DNA.

And experience has taught us that listening keeps us on the path of continuous improvement which helps us deliver value to our customers that is reflected on their bottom lines.

Our customers have taught us that both aesthetic and operational results are critically important, and that the foundation for every successful installation is a thorough technical evaluation and mutual understanding objectives.

This foundation can only be created by collaboration and listening.

We Roll Out The Red Carpet For Visitors

We extend an open invitation customers, prospective customers and sales agents to visit our facility in Raleigh, North Carolina where we have been proudly engineering and manufacturing our shrink & stretch sleeve labelers since 1991.

Our team is passionate about our technology, our equipment, and about delivering systems that perform as promised.

Repeat customers are the heart of our business, and when you visit our facility and meet our team, you will leave with an understanding of why Axon has so many repeat customers.

We’re located about 30 minutes by car from Raleigh-Durham International (RDU) Airport in the Walnut Creek Business Park. Click here for our address and directions.

If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact your regional sales manager or call (919) 772-8383.