Mitsubishi Electric Europe has opened a Factory Automation (FA) centre in Italy and an FA satellite centre in South Africa, to provide automation product services to Southern Europe and Africa, beginning operations April 1, 2016.
British bakery firm, Warburtons, has announced plans to invest and diversify its business over the next ten years, both in the UK and abroad as it sees strong performance in gluten-free and eastern European markets.
Mondi said growth in demand coupled with higher prices for its products and strong performance from its restructured operations all contributed to a 73 per cent leap in its full year operating profits.
Silgan Holdings said it has reached a definitive agreement to buy the food can operations of Austrian company Vogel & Noot for €250m as part of a strategy to expand into Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
Recovery in the European meat packaging and processing equipment sectors will be led by increasing demand in emerging markets such as Eastern Europe and South America, said the German trade association.
Recent acquisition activity in the bakery ingredients supply industry involving Dutch firm Sonneveld being bought out by Orkla Food Ingredients may signal a flurry of similar takeovers and could mean price benefits for bakers, claims a market analyst.
Sealed Air Corps said it had made a “modest recovery” in the first quarter but that continuing economic weakness in Europe had held the company back. Its revival would instead be led by growth in emerging markets.
The overall recycling rate of alufoil trays and semi-rigid containers throughout Europe is 40 per cent, but there are plans afoot to increase that rate, claims the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA).
Central and Eastern European sugar processors are bearing the brunt
of new EU reforms due to dominant Western European companies within
the industry acting in a political and not economic manner, claims
an agricultural expert.
Ingredients giant Tate & Lyle is considering the sale of its
Food & Industrial Ingredients, Europe (TALFIIE) division, in a
move designed to sharpen its focus on value added ingredients, the
firm announced yesterday.
Ambitious US ingredients supplier Cargill boosts its war chest,
announcing a 35 per cent rise in profit for the third quarter of
2005, on gains from commodity trading and its animal feed and steel
Chr Hansen's vice president explains why the group is launching an
innovative and highly unusual marketing campaign across Eastern
Europe, and tells us what he hopes to learn from the experience.
Anthony Fletcher reports.
Danish ingredients giant Chr Hansen is about to launch an intensive
research and marketing campaign across Eastern Europe to learn more
about local taste preferences and beat the opposition to one of the
world's most promising...
Ukraine's largest malt house is to receive more than €9 million in
outside funding to double its production capacity - helping French
company Soufflet to dominate the region and make the factory a
stable source of income for...
Poland is set to become the prime international market for Heineken
as Grupa Zywiec reports booming sales and profits for the first
half of the year. A strategy focusing on one brand for each beer
segment and concerted efforts to...
Traditionally eastern Europe has tended towards the consumption of
canned vegetables as a source of fresh foods during the long and
often harsh winters. However, frozen and chilled vegetables are
gaining increasing popularity in the...
A conference to address the future of central & eastern
Europe's packaging markets is to be held in Bologna, Italy next
month. The event will attempt to evaluate the investment potential
for packagers in emerging markets...
The Russian dairy market has seen phenomenal growth in recent
years, driven largely by the development of Wimm-Bill-Dann and
other western dairy companies. France-based dairy equpment supplier
Erca-Formseal shares its experiences...
Slovakia's sole salt producer Solivary, which is based in Presov,
in eastern Slovakia, has confirmed that it is to invest Slovak
crowns 700 million (€17 mn) in a new salt plant in Zbudza, near
Michalovce in eastern Slovakia.