DS Smith said a fundamental shift in its material strategy coupled with the strong performance of its French subsidiary, cost cutting measures and volume growth all combined to produce buoyant full year results in what had been a 'pivotal' 12...
Nordson Corporation has acquired EDI (Extrusion Die Industries) Holdings for US$200m and described it as a “clear fit with our strategy of acquiring companies that provide differentiated precision technology.”
Food packaging firm ILPA said its ‘leased’ takeover of fellow Italian company AMP Film and Packaging would allow it to become self-sufficient in the production of rPET with an annual capacity of around 10,000 tons.
Ecolab said it has completed the US$8.3bn (€6.4bn) takeover of Nalco as part of a strategy to tap into global mega-trends such as food safety and the need for industry players to maximize operational efficiencies such as energy and water reductions.
NatureWorks said major investment plans now underway to expand and develop its manufacturing process will lead to high performing bioplastics and give it the economies of scale to compete with oil based plastics on price.
Border Biscuits is investing a further £2.5 million to increase manufacturing capabilities and plant capacity over the next 18 months as the Scottish biscuit maker targets a 50% turnover increase over the next few years.
Nestlé and General Mills’ joint venture Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW) is investing €27m in a new Malaysian factory to enable the local production of Nestlé breakfast cereals in the country for the first time.
The results of the inaugural FoodProductionDaily.com survey gauging the outlook for the food and drink processing industry reveal that commodity and packaging material price increases, the bugbear of the past few months, are proving a challenge for 80...
Leading beverage filling and packaging technology company Krones reported a number of drink makers signing on the dotted line at German trade show Brau Beviale last week, and we caught up with executive chairman of the board, Volker Kroneseder, to get...
The bakery and confectionary division of Vivartia, Greece's largest food production company, is being bought by a group led by Saudi Arabia's Olayan in a move that is claimed will reduce the firm’s exposure to risk in a turbulent Greek economic...
Plant closures, overhead reductions and improved procurement will be the major platforms for up to A$250m (€154.2m) of savings Amcor forecasts it will realise in the three years following its takeover of Alcan.
Members of the UK’s Water Saving Group have pledged on-going support to manufacturers, retailers and other businesses to help encourage efficient use of resources, despite formally ending their home water-saving activities yesterday.
The functional foods industry in France is booming, according to a
report from Invest In France that claims the sector attracted 7 per
cent of all new foreign investment projects in the country between
2002 and 2007.
This week, Campari reportedly mulls expanding its global spirits
operations, Baltika pledges to step up exports to
Spain, and Ball Packaging adopts an innovative new printing
system for its beverage cans.