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Glass firm restructures

Rexam, the global consumer packaging company, has announced the start of negotiations with local union representatives regarding the restructuring of its German glass operation. This...

An automatic choice

Overcartoning and boxing machines specialist Aries Packaging is moving into robotics. The company believes that greater automation will bring its clients greater flexibility, taking into...

CCL finalises European joint venture

Canada-based CCL Industries, a global manufacturer of packaging and labelling, has announced the completion of its European joint venture with Pachem, a company which specialises...

Oeneo results in line with forecasts

Global beverage closures company Oeneo has reported a turnover for the first half of 2003 that is in line with previous forecasts. The company, formerly...

Alcan pounces for Pechiney

Alcan has announced plans to launch a tender offer for Pechiney in order to solidify its position as one of the world's largest aluminium and...

Growing a pizza plant

McCain Foods is to undertake a $29 million (€25.6m) expansion and upgrading of its Canadian Grand Falls pizza plant. The project will begin in August...

Bids brewing for S&N?

Britain's biggest brewer Scottish & Newcastle this week reported strong full year results for fiscal 2003, despite reorganisation costs in the UK market and the...

Wimm-Bill-Dann invests in dairy facilities

Russian dairy giant Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods (WBD) announced yesterday that it has invested more than $31.7 million in its dairy business. New production lines have been...

Commission clears acquisition of Dumeco

The European Commission has approved Best Agrifund's acquisition of the Dutch slaughterhouse group Dumeco. While the transaction broadens Best Agrifund's activities in the European meat...

KHS expands its business

German beverage filling firm KHS has acquired the beverage filling technology of Hamburg-based company alfill. The move reinforces KHS's position as a leading beverage technology...

Biotrace acquires Danish supplier

Life Sciences company Biotrace has expanded its European distribution operations through the acquisition of a Danish supplier of specialist microbiology and life science products. The...

PA seals another deal

UK-based supplier of heat sealing and lidding machinery, Packaging Automation , has signed a deal to supply Cargill's UK undertaking Sun Valley Foods with its Vision...

McCormick sells packaging business

McCormick has reached an agreement to sell all the operating assets of its packaging business to Kerr Group . The sale includes the assets of both...

Linpac readies for sale

Linpac, the British packaging group specialising in the food sector, looks likely to be sold to a private equity group at a reported market value...

Pechiney Capsules buys up Chilean overcapper

Pechiney has announced that Pechiney Capsules, its subsidiary specialising in closures and overcapping for wine, champagne, liquors and spirits, has acquired the Chilean company Enocap....

Breconcherry set to expand in Denmark

UK company Breconcherry, a leader in the field of tank washing equipment and CIP system design has said that it has signed a dristribution agreement...

Graham Packaging opens new plant

Graham Packaging Company has begun production of polypropylene containers for yoghurt at a new plant in southern France. Six production lines in the 23,000-square-foot plant...

Alcoa to sell South American PET business

Alcoa has said it has reached an agreement to sell its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging business in South America to Amcor PET Packaging. The company...

Dairy Crest to close facility

Dairy Crest, the UK's leading chilled dairy foods company, has announced plans to significantly reduce its commodity dairy ingredients business with the closure of part...

Nestlé investing in Russian coffee factory

Food and drink giant Nestlé is investing $120 million (€120.8m) in the Russian coffee industry. The firm is planning to build a full-cycle factory in...

Amcor opens preprint facility

In Australia Premier Steve Bracks has officially opened Amcor's new A$22 million (€12.2m) flexographic preprint facility in Victoria, Australia. The project, which was reported to...

Bauer & Koenig buys metal decorating specialist

Koenig & Bauer has acquired a 100 per cent stake in Bauer + Kunzi Gesellschaft für Drucktechnik in Ditzingen, Germany, for an undisclosed sum. Bauer...

Canadian BSE case impacts global meat market

Confirmation of a case of mad cow disease in Canada has resulted in plummeting shares within the meat processing and manufacturing industries. In addition, shares...

DS Smith confirms Rapak acquisition

After an 18 month period of consolidation, DS Smith has confirmed the total acquisition of Rapak Asia Pacific, formerly a 50 per cent owned joint...

Ice cream dispenser hits Russia

A contract involving the supply of what could turn out to be thousands of Solomia Softice cream dispensing systems to Russia, has been won by...

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