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Riverwood and Graphic Packaging announce post-merger strategy

Riverwood Holding, parent company of Riverwood International, and Graphic Packaging International, have said that they will take the name of Graphic Packaging Corporation upon completion...

AEP sells interest in Rapak Asia

AEP Industries has said it will sell its 50 per cent ownership stake in Rapak Asia Pacific to its UK joint venture investment partner, DS...

Sidel opens new plant in Italy

Sidel has inaugurated its new plant in Parma, Italy, an international manufacturing centre dedicated to the assembly of filling machines. Sidel CEO Gérard Stricher said...

Good quarter for Graham, but losses continue

Graham Packaging has reported a significant gain in operating income for its first quarter of 2003, reflecting increased sales and gains from restructuring, but continues...

German packaging provider upgrades outlook

ELAU, the German provider of drives and controllers for the packaging industry, says that it is optimistic for 2003 following a healthy jump in sales...

Danish packaging company rebrands

Superfos has initiated an extensive branding campaign to communicate the company's new profile as a leading packaging manufacturer in Europe, following a restructuring from an...

Alcan expands into Asia

Alcan has confirmed further details of the acquisition of shares in the Flexible Packaging Division of Hydro Aluminium Deutschland, which allow the company to expand...

Alcan completes VAW acquisition

Alcan has said that it has completed the acquisition of VAW Flexible Packaging from Norsk Hydro for approximately €345 million, following approval of the deal...

DS Smith upbeat about results

DS Smith, the international packaging manufacturer and office products wholesaler, has released an update prior to its year end on 30 April 2003 results to...

Mixed outlook for Stora Enso

Stora Enso, the world's largest producer of paper and paperboard, yesterday said that the market for its paper-based products appears to be picking up following...

Ball quarterly sales reach $1 billion

Ball, the global beverage packaging provider, has increased its sales driven largely by last year's acquisition of Ball Packaging Europe. The company reported first quarter...

Raisio to start margarine production in Russia

The subsidiary of Raisio Group, Raisio Nutrition, has bought a dairy in Istra, just outside Moscow and is due to start production there as soon...

Sabate expands into Australia

The Sabate Diosos Group, a leading provider of products and services for the wine market, has said that it will reinforce its activities in Australasia...

Flat results for Food Technology

Food Technology Service, one of the leading providers of irradiation treatment for foods, has announced first quarter results that reflect the continuing struggle of the...

Foodservice growth boosts Ecolab results

Ecolab, the global cleaning and pest elimination provider, has announced record first quarter sales reflected largely by the growth of its global foodservice markets. Ecolab's...

Zip-Pak to open European facility

Zip-Pak, the world leader in resealable technology for flexible packaging solutions, has reported that construction of its new multi-million euro manufacturing plant in Winschoten, The...

Cloetta Fazer set to boost production efficiency

On the back of strong financial results, Sweden's Cloetta Fazer Group says it is about to invest in modernising its production facilities in Finland and...

Aquentium expands Food Safe operations

Aquentium has announced that the company has located several facilities in the State of Maryland, US for its wholly-owned subsidiary, Food Safe. "For the past...

Efes to expand brewery facilities

Having just signed a framework agreement which has seen it buy up the majority of shares in Serbian-based brewery Pivaro Pancevo, the Efes Beverage Group...

War and economic gloom lead to job cuts

Grundfos, the global provider of pump systems to the food and beverage industry, has announced that it is to cut some 250 staff from its...

Elopak acquires SIG Combibloc

Elopak has signed an agreement with Swiss company SIG Combibloc to buy all of the fresh gable top carton packaging business managed by Combibloc UK....

Styropack invests in r&d

Styropack, has marked the start of its new investment programme with an injection of £30,000 (€43.9m) towards the company's national design and test centre in...

Amcor invests €70m in bottle plant

Amcor is building a second glass furnace on its existing wine bottle facility in Gawler, South Australia, in a move that will double its current...

Meyn and CFS sign co-operation agreement

Meyn has announced that Convenience Food Systems (CFS) will start to offer support services for the company's further processing requirements in the Netherlands. In order...

McLelland receives government funding for extension

Scottish dairy producer McLelland is investing a total of £13 million to extend its cheese-making operations in Stranraer. The investment includes a £4 million development...

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