EC clears Amcor acquisition
The European Commission has approved the acquisition by the
Australian company Amcor of the world-wide plastic packaging (PET)
and closure businesses of the German company Schmalbach-Lubeca.
Smurfit launches extranet
Jefferson Smurfit Group, the world's leading paper-based packaging
company, has announced details of its new customer service
initiative, the Smurfit Extranet.
Small packaging firm creates big splash
In the past month the small US beverage packaging manufacturer,
International Dispensing Corporation, has been keenly eyed
following the recent introduction of its aseptic gravity flow valve
and disposable carafe.
Vertex spins off packaging division
Vertex, Carter Holt Harvey, the New Zealand-based packaging
provider, has successfully spun off its plastics packaging
Alcoa completes Ivex acquisition
Alcoa, a leading manufacturer of specialty plastics food packaging,
has completed its previously announced agreement to acquire
Chicago-based Ivex Packaging Corporation.
Dole Food buys logistics software
Tideworks Technology, a leader in terminal management software
solutions, has supplied Dole Food Company with terminal management
and container handling software at the company's 11 marine terminal
locations in North, Central...
Thai pineapple processors await action
In Thailand pineapple growers have been waiting for a year for the
government's promised help for the industry to materialise.
Vetropack acquires Slovakia facility
Vetropack, a leading Swiss-based manufacturer within the European
glass packaging industry, has agreed to acquire the Slovakian
glassworks Skloobal, Nemsová.
Sensitech wins innovator award
Sensitech, a leading global supplier of cold chain monitoring
systems to the food industry, has been named an "Innovator of the
Year" by SBANE (Smaller Business Association of NewEngland).
Baker puts webcams in its ovens
Ginsters are to install webcams in their ovens to keep an eye on
rogue Cornish pasties, according to a report from Ananova.
Polish meat processor expects Euro to strengthen its position
Morliny, a meat processing company based in the northeastern town
of Ostróda in Poland expects a stronger euro to boost revenue from
exports and lower demand for imported goods.
Buyer found for Fisher seafoods?
Receivers are poised to announce the successful bidder for the two
Fisher fish factories in the north east of Scotland.
Californian-based EarthShell has confirmed that it has laid off 65
per cent of its staff and cut expenses by $2 million (€2m) a month
as it meets its goal of bringing its products to the market.
Bavaria invests €1billion
Colombian brewery Bavaria has announced major plans to invest $1
billion (€1bn) over the next few years to modernise and expand its
current production facilities.
Catfish processing expansion
In the US, Farm Fresh Catfish Company, one of the country's largest
processors of catfish, has announced plans for major restructuring