SATO in Japan has taken a 75% stake in Okil-Holding, and the company will now operate as a subsidiary within the SATO Group.
Nestlé has contacted Ecolean following a successful relaunch of Olper’s UHT milk, owned by Engro Foods in Pakistan.
Sidel has defended China when it comes to its reputation for being a ‘copycat nation’ copying manufacturer’s designs and machinery, to sell them to the F&B industry.
A’Safwah Dairy in Oman plans to launch its Elopak Obeikan 250ml mini Pure-Pak Diamond cartons in 2015.
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.
Japan’s packaging industry is being forced to dramatically change its formats, portion sizes and adopt technologies such as light-weighting and downsizing its products thanks to a rise in ‘konbini’ convenience...
Tetra Pak has opened a €5m technical training centre in Rayong, Thailand, with courses in automation, filling line equipment, quality assurance and food safety for dairy and beverage producers.
Arcil has acquired Dinieper which makes form-fill-seal (FFS) machines to grow its presence in Brazil and Latin America focusing on South America’s yogurt market.
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has approved Essentra’s proposal to buy Clondalkin Specialist Packaging Division.
A coalition representing more than 30 agricultural organizations and companies to deepen US-Cuba trade relations held a press conference yesterday (January 8) to mark its official launch.
Takween Advanced Industries has acquired Savola Packaging, both based in Saudi Arabia, for $242m.
IMA (Industrial Machine Automation) has confirmed its merger with IMA Industries and IMA Life Italia, taking effect from January 1.
In line with its focus on improving product quality and category performance in fresh meat and produce, Walmart is making a number of high-level personnel changes.
Clearwater Paper Corporation has sold its specialty products business and mills to Dunn Paper.
The International Packaging Institute (IPI) whose industry members include Bosch, Amcor, Nestle and SIG celebrated its 10th anniversary recently and will hold regional seminars for SMEs in 2015.
From Frito-Lay being granted a US patent for reduced oil potato chip processing to Tyson recalling 75,320 pounds of chicken nuggets and researchers finding migration of ink components on the...
Stora Enso will split its Renewable Packaging Division into two segments; the Consumer Board and Packaging Solutions, from January 1, 2015.
The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’...
President Obama has announced he is updating US policies on Cuba, including reestablishing diplomatic relations and promoting travel and trade opportunities between the two countries. Both Cargill and the USA...
Amcor has signed an agreement to acquire Zhongshan Tian Cai Packaging Company, a Chinese flexible packaging business for $33m (RMB 211m) The purchase price represents 7.1 times EBITDA.
Ecolean has entered the South American market by partnering with dairy manufacturer, Alquería in Colombia.
Leygatech is collaborating with Dow Chemical on a flexible stand-up pouch to replace rigid packaging up to 20 litres.
PepsiCo has cut about 100 employees from its Chicago, Illinois office, home to the company’s North America Nutrition division, which handles the Gatorade, Quaker, and Tropicana brand lines.
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talk speakers; author Simon Sinek and Amy Cuddy, associate professor, Harvard Business School, visited two plants belonging to Barry-Wehmiller (BW) recently to gather research for a...
NatureWorks and Northern Technologies International Corporation (NTIC) are to collaborate on marketing and sales in India and countries including Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.