- Expansion & Growth
- Branding & Retail
US – Precision rotary tooling and accessories company RotoMetrics has been acquired by New York-based private equity firm Sentinel Capital. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
ASIA/QATAR – Demand from Asia for petrochemicals and polymer products is helping boost growth in Qatar’s petrochemical industry and fuel investment and expansion projects.
MALAYSIA – Singapore printer Orient Quality Print Pte Ltd won two awards – one for digital labels and the second for letterpress – at the recent Asian Packaging Excellence Awards 2014 held in Kuala Lumpur.
AUSTRALIA – Amcor Rigid Plastics has developed what it says is a first for the food packaging industry: unique hot-fill polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers which accept metal lug closures.
SINGAPORE – German aseptic fill and finish injection systems company Vetter has opened a new representative office in Singapore to take better advantage of the rapidly growing Asian healthcare market.
AUSTRALIA – Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) is closing one of its bottling plants in Melbourne over the next 12 months as part of a strategy to increase manufacturing efficiencies and productivity.
SOUTHEAST ASIA – There has been a 17% increase of food and drink launches with a functional claim in Southeast Asia between 2011 and September 2014, an indication of how growing demand for functional foods will impact the region in…
AUSTRALIA – The Coca-Cola Company has launched a limited edition of rainbow coloured mini cans of Coca-Cola and Coke Zero for the summer in Australia.
THAILAND – Japanese packaging giant Rengo Co Ltd has acquired Thai corrugated box manufacturer D-In Pack Limited for an undisclosed sum.
ASIA - Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific has signed a preferred vendor agreement with Italian lamination machines supplier Nordmeccanica s.p.a. to supply all the former’s plants in Asia Pacific.
CHINA – German discount retailer Aldi is planning to enter the China market, though no timeframe has been set yet.
GERMANY - A novel non-aerosol dispensing technology that eliminates all risks associated with aerosol spray cans by no longer requiring the use of compressed gas, is offering itself as a greener, safer alternative to aerosols.