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Multivac: Why Brazil?

‘Rising wage costs are awakening interest with companies in a greater degree of automation’

With a GDP of US2,243bn (2013) Brazil has the seventh largest national economy on earth and the second largest growth market worldwide after China, according to Multivac.

Modular approach to ERP maximizes visibility into processes

Dominion Liquid Technologies boosts efficiency, compliance with cloud ERP system

Five months after implementing a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform from Plex Systems, it’s too early for Dominion Liquid Technologies (DLT) to have quantitative data on how the software is improving operating efficiency. 

Chocolate bar manufacturers turn to die-fold, hermetically sealed single-wraps

‘Die-fold packages were avoided in certain markets because it was difficult to achieve airtight sealing’

Manufacturers who previously relied on sealed aluminum foil or flow pack for chocolate bars can now use OPP hermetically folded and sealed die-fold packaging, according to Sapal, a Bosch Packaging Technology company.

Mettler-Toledo targets x-ray inspection of tall and rigid containers

Mettler-Toledo has launched an x-ray inspection system for tall and rigid containers to protect food safety and product integrity.

News in brief

Treofan Group CEO steps down

Peter Vanacker, CEO of Treofan Group, has chosen to leave the company, much to the owners regret, standing down on February 28.

Spotlight

Elopak machines Pure-Pak carton 2015

Elopak to roll out retrofit machines for its Pure-Pak carton this year

Elopak is expanding its 1 litre Pure-Pak Sense carton sizes with portion and family packs with further...

Walmart, leadership, fresh meat, produce, merchandising, quality
Part of retailer’s plan to boost quality, attract organic food shoppers

Walmart makes leadership changes to improve fresh meat, produce operations

In line with its focus on improving product quality and category performance in fresh meat and produce,...

Wendel to acquire Constantia Flexibles for €2.3bn
Wendel to acquire Constantia Flexibles for €2.3bn

‘Most significant deal in flexible packaging since Amcor’s Alcan bid’

The acquisition of Constantia by Wendel for €2.3bn is ‘the most significant deal in the flexible packaging...

Listeria, outbreak, deaths, caramel apples,
Two additional cases reported in Canada

Six dead, 32 ill in Listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples

Six people have died in a multi-state outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes illnesses linked to caramel apples, the...

Massachusetts, parents, lawsuit, E. coli, Whole Foods, Rain Crow Ranch
Eight-year-old died from E. coli O157:H7 infection

Massachusetts parents sue Whole Foods, beef supplier for allegedly causing son's death

A Massachusetts couple has filed suit against Whole Foods Market and a Missouri beef supplier, alleging its...

Top 5 health & safety incidents of 2014

Top 5 strangest health & safety incidents of 2014

From a mass outbreak of food poisoning at a Food Safety Summit to beef from Walmart, allegedly...

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