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Food processing is the use of plant equipment and technologies to change the raw ingredients in a product to give it a longer shelf life. It includes freezing or drying food to preserving the nutrients, process controls, regulation and plant productivity.

PFM buys up Italian packager

The PFM Group has announced the take over of SPS Packaging, the Italy-based packager specialising in the design and production of automatic wrapping systems for...

Rexam goes to Rio

UK-based consumer packaging company Rexam has acquired Latasa, Brazil's largest beverage can maker. The deal, valued at €396 million, is designed to give the world's...

Golden opportunity

Malaysian plantations giant Golden Hope Plantations (GHPB) is planning to expand its operations in Europe. According to a report in the Malaysian National News Agency,...

Litigating circumstances

For many packaging firms, 2003 has not proved to be a great year in terms of profitability. Numerous global operations have reported poor third quarter...

Spreading the word

UK-based firm Delcam, a global supplier of CADCAM solutions for the packaging industry, is the latest sponsor of Total Innovation Design Centre of Excellence. The...

Expanding bread

UK bakery group Warburtons is set to construct a new £14 million (€20.3m) extension to its Bellshill bakery, which will increase the company's output for...

e-safety first

e-FoodSafety.com announced today that it has acquired a 100 per cent stake in Food Safe from holding company Aquentium. Former president of Food Safe Mark...

Rock solid

It has been quite an eventful year for Rock-Tenn. Two acquisitions were made, and in September, the firm sold its plastic packaging assets to global...

Finnish feel the pinch

Another packaging company, another set of disappointing financial results. This time it's consumer packaging specialist Huhtamaki, which has reported earnings before interest, tax and amortisation...

Bemis rationalises

Packaging giant Bemis has announced a continuation of its restructuring strategy following mixed third quarter results. It seems likely that the move, designed to improve...

The big cheese

Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods has announced the completion of a $13 million production line at Rubtsovsk dairy plant. The dairy will produce Lamber, a new brand of...

Cadbury cuts back

UK confectionery and soft-drinks giant Cadbury Schweppes has said that it will cut around 5,500 jobs and 20 per cent of its factories by 2007....

Suominen reflects on average results

Third quarter results from Finnish firm

Star performance

Increasing market demand has led Cerestar to expand its isomaltproduction in Krefeld, Germany, expanding its capacity to meet worldwide consumer needs for confectionery sugar-free sweetener....

KHS acquires Metec

German food packager KHS has acquired a majority holding in quality assurance systems provider Metec. The deal, which is part of KHS's strategy of expanding...

Stora Enso awaits recovery

Things aren't looking so good at the moment for Finnish packaging giant Stora Enso. The company has reported a sharp drop in third-quarter operating profit,...

Packing a punch

It's been a good year for global packaging giant Pactiv. The firm recently acquired the plastic packaging assets of Rock-Tenn, and was even named as...

Russian seeks partner

One of Russia's largest manufacturer of pasta and baked products, Magadan Makaronnaya Fabrika, is seeking a US partner to form a food processing joint venture...

Deal converted

Finnish packaging giant Metso has reached an agreement of the sale of its Converting group to Swiss firm Bobst Group. The deal is worth in...

Pactiv director packs his bags

US-based packaging firm Pactiv has announced that its board of directors has accepted the resignation of Paul Stecko. The company claims that the resignation was...

WBD feeds demand in Ukraine

It would appear that Eastern Europe's appetite for yoghurts and milk-based desserts is growing. Russian dairy giant Wimm-Bill-Dann (WBD) has just installed a new €7...

Schneider Electric static

Third quarter results released today by Schneider Electric suggest that the market for plant operations technology, especially in Europe, is going through a continued period...

Crown in the black

Crown Holdings, the US-based global packaging provider, has announced a drop in its quarterly earnings to the end of September following a change in its...

New plant for Russian brewer

Furthering its ambitious expansion plans, Russian restaurant and brewery group Tinkoff has announced that together with leading German brewer Krones it is to build a...

Can-Pack opens factory in Ukraine

Polish packaging provider, Can-Pack , has confirmed the opening of an aluminium can factory in Ukraine. The opening is in line with the company's intentions to...