- Expansion & Growth
- Branding & Retail
INDIA – The flexible packaging market in India is growing at an annual rate of about 14% and is expected to be a US$32 billion industry in 2020.
THAILAND – As an indication of recovery in the Thai manufacturing industry, Sony has announced plans to invest in a new smartphone factory with a start-to-finish production system covering chip mounting through assembly, in Thailand.
JAPAN – Driven by a technological and innovative approach to deliver maximum value-add benefits to both brand owner and consumer, Japan’s plastic packaging sector sales topped US$13.8 billion on a total production shipment volume of 3,510,000 tons in FY2013-14.
JAPAN – FamilyMart Co Ltd has acquired Japanese convenience store rival Cocostore Corporation for about US$105.38 million (¥13 billion).
INDIA – To meet the specific needs of the Indian market, Gerresheimer is further expanding in the country with additions to its product portfolio.
UK - Twinings is now the first tea manufacturer to use pre-made stand-up pouches for tea bags, achieving high differentiation on the shelf.
INDIA – FS-Elliot has established a wholly owned subsidiary in India, with offices in Pune and Bangalore.
JAPAN – OKI Data Corporation has acquired Seiko Instruments Inc (SII)’s wide format printer business subsidiary Seiko I Infotech Inc (SIIT).
SINGAPORE - DuPont intends to establish a new innovation and business headquarters in Singapore, that will focus on delivering new innovations tailored to meet the unique needs of the ASEAN marketplace.
GERMANY - Theodor Kattus GmbH has introduced a new innovative stylish ketchup bottle that stands out from conventional ketchup bottle designs.
HONG KONG – Bobst Group is taking over Gordon Ltd, the Hong Kong based holding company of Shanghai Eternal Machinery Co Ltd.
THAILAND – Digital cutter manufacturer Zünd has established a subsidiary in Bangkok, Thailand, as part of its strategy to strengthen its market presence in the ASEAN market and be closer to its customers in the region.