Berlin Packaging CEO Andrew Berlin

Goal: A larger share of the $55bn rigid packaging market

Berlin Packaging blazes hiring trail, adding 100 employees

By Heidi Parsons

To further its ambitious growth strategy, Berlin Packaging has announced it will hire 100 people to work in its existing offices in 25 US metropolitan areas by the end of 2015.

JBT acquires Formcook

JBT to debut Formcook acquisition at FoodTech

By Jenny Eagle

Food processing equipment manufacturer JBT has acquired Formcook, the long-established manufacturer of Teflon contact and combi cookers based in Helsingborg, Sweden.

tna hires former HBTS sales manager

tna hires former HBTS sales manager

By Fiona Barry

International food packager and processor tna has appointed former HBTS employee Ekaterina Krakovskaya as regional sales manager for Russia, Commonwealth of Independent States and the Baltics.

Silgan net income and sales slump in Q2

Silgan’s net income battered in Q2

By Joe Whitworth

Silgan Holding’s net income plummeted year-on-year in Q2 by $40.6m (€33.5m) and warned planned customer shutdowns could further impact results.   

AEP Industries Q2 results

AEP Industries reports strong Q2

By Joe Whitworth

AEP Industries has reported a Q2 net sales increase of almost US$50m (€40m) and a profit rise of $13.3m from the same period last year despite a “high degree of economic pessimism in our markets.”

Clarke has been praised by city analysts for his performance since taking over at Premier in august last year

Premier boss Michael Clarke backed by city

By Dan Colombini

Premier Foods boss Michael Clarke has received a resounding vote of confidence from city analysts, six months into his role, as he continues his plan to guide the firm out of trouble.

On-the-go sweet packaging

On-the-go sweet packaging

Huhtamaki and Karkkikatu, a subsidiary of Leaf concentrating on
pick-and-mix candy, have together developed a new concept for
selling sweets that is said to make candy-on-the-go more

Visy buys PET facilities

Visy buys PET facilities

In Australia Coca-Cola Amatil is in advanced negotiations with Visy
Industries on an A$140 million (€85m) deal to sell its PET plastic
bottle manufacturing sites as part of a divestment of non-core


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