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ABB opens robotics hub to drive productivity in Southeast Asia

ABB has opened a Regional Robotics Packaging Application Hub in Singapore.

Ishida Europe recognised by the Queen as Russia now accounts for 20% of sales

Ishida Europe met the Queen at Buckingham Palace recently to celebrate winning this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

China overtakes US to become world’s largest economy in PPP

An economic milestone occurs this year as China overtakes the US to become the world’s largest economy in purchase power parity, or PPP.

Datalogic to supply packaging machine sensors for SMI Group

SMI Group has partnered with Datalogic to integrate its sensors in its bottling and packaging machines, which are delivered to F&B corporations including Carlsberg, Coca Cola, Danone, Heinz and Nestlè. ...

PRINTING AND LABELING SPECIAL EDITION

Americk CEO: ‘High label quality is critical’

Patrick Doran, director and owner, Americk Packaging Group, hired former Coveris MD Christopher Hart as its CEO in July this year.

Firm wins Nova water bottle deal in Saudi Arabia

Sidel grows its customer services in high ‘at risk countries’

Sidel has partnered with Health Water Bottling (HWB) in Saudi Arabia to install two of its next generation Matrix PET lines, which will start operations in February 2015.

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Faerch Plast wins CPET supply contract

Faerch Plast has been appointed as the sole supplier of crystalline polyethylene terephthalate (CPET) trays for a UK frozen ready meal retailer and manufacturer.  

Brazil factory ready for commercialization in September

Tetra Pak completes €65m packaging plant upgrade

Tetra Pak has completed a €65m upgrade for its packaging material plant in Ponta Grossa, Brazil, which will be ready for commercialization in September.

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Former Coveris MD joins Americk Packaging

Americk Packaging Group has appointed Christopher Hart as CEO, effective July 1.

Repackaging coffee, powedered milk and cocoa

Exclusive: Nestlé on why Africa will be its focus for modular factories

In an exclusive interview with FoodProductionDaily, Alfredo Fenollosa, technical head, Nestlé Asia, Oceania and Africa, tells us why the company is targeting Africa for the launch of its modular factory...

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European Pallet Association opens training centre

The European Pallet Association (EPAL) has opened the doors to a training centre in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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Charapak Group turns to digital marketing to promote its brands

Charapak Group has launched two websites to highlight its Integrated Fulfilment and Siliconpak divisions.

Ammeraal Beltech to cut out the ‘middle man’ to drive China growth

Ammeraal Beltech says it has opened a factory in China to establish its own manufacturing and service set-up, staffed by its own employees rather than rely on third party distributors...

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tna opens Thailand office

tna has expanded its operations in Asia by opening an office in Bangkok, Thailand.

'Online Multivac Cockpit’ launched this year

Multivac sees strong turnover in South America

Multivac is seeing a strong turnover in South America followed by Asia and Africa where demand for packaging is rising, according to Hans-Joachim Boekstegers, MD/CEO.

All aboard the Bürkert bus!

For the first time in the UK and Ireland, Bürkert has set off on a four week roadshow to show manufacturers its latest technologies.

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FPD Twitter reaches 5,000 followers

FoodProductionDaily has surpassed 5,000 followers on Twitter .

Special edition: Sustainable packaging

Biobased materials gets R&D boost in the Netherlands

Between €3m and €6m will be available for research and development into biobased performance materials (BPM) in the Netherlands over the next four years.

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Ammeraal Beltech opens China facility

Ammeraal Beltech has opened a manufacturing facility in China. 

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Innovia and Symingtons scoop BVCA Management Team Awards

Innovia Group, Symingtons, and Allied Glass were some of the firms recognised at the British Private Equity Venture Capital Association’s (BVCA) Management Team Awards 2014 in London, this week.

Improved diet in China is driving a rise in consumer packaged goods

China is still the next big emerging market from a packaging industry viewpoint, according to Videojet.

FMI Connect 2014

Top trends in fresh food packaging

The food and packaging exhibits at FMI Connect and United Fresh offered a glimpse at the hot products and packages that will be in shoppers’ carts in coming months.

Production capacity to reach 9.8bn packages by 2015

Tetra Pak unveils €60m Turkish packaging plant upgrade

Tetra Pak will invest a further €36m in its packaging material plant in Izmir, Turkey to complete a €60m technology upgrade it started in 2012.

FMI CONNECT 2014

Consumer retail behavior drives the future of food

The food store of the future will be shaped by the consumer’s increasing hunger for convenience, freshness, and speciality, according to one industry expert.

FMI Connect 2014

Do-it-yourself foods: the next consumer trend?

A German cereal start-up is seeing booming sales of its personalized muesli cereal, thanks to growing demand for consumer-customized packaged foods.