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New Australian research hub to focus on Southeast Asian consumer markets

New Australian research hub to focus on Southeast Asian consumer markets
AUSTRALIA/SOUTHEAST ASIA –
The University of Melbourne and Mondelez International have launched a research hub which will gain insights into Asian consumer behaviour and market levers, and inform innovation in ingredient use, consumer experience and product design and packaging.

Ammeraal Beltech acquires Australian partner Rydell

Ammeraal Beltech acquires Australian partner Rydell
AUSTRALIA –
Dutch process and conveyor belting manufacturer Ammeraal Beltech has acquired its long-standing Australian distribution partner Rydell Industrial (Belting) Co.

H.B. Fuller completes acquisition of Advanced Adhesives

H.B. Fuller completes acquisition of Advanced Adhesives
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND -
H.B. Fuller Company has finalized its purchase of Advanced Adhesives, a provider of industrial adhesives in Australia and New Zealand.

Graphic Packaging completes acquisition of Colorpak

Colorpak
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND -
Graphic Packaging Holding Company has completed its acquisition of Colorpak through its wholly owned subsidiary, Graphic Packaging International Australia Pty Limited.

H.B. Fuller expands in Australia and New Zealand with acquisition

H.B. Fuller expands in Australia and New Zealand with acquisition
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND -
H.B. Fuller Company has signed an agreement to purchase Advanced Adhesives Pty Ltd, a provider of industrial adhesives in Australia and New Zealand.

Murray Goulburn seals supply deals; proceeds with new plant investment

Murray Goulburn seals supply deals; proceeds with new plant investment
AUSTRALIA / INDONESIA –
Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co Limited (MG) has secured a long-term nutritionals supply agreement with Kalbe Nutritionals, one of the largest consumer health and infant nutrition company in Indonesia. This deal, along with another supply agreement it recently sealed with Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN), will now enable MG to build a new state-of-the-art nutritional powders plant in Australia; MJN will co-locate a nutritional packaging plant on the site, and the parties will sell the finished products within Asia Pacific.

Fonterra exists Australian yoghurt and dairy desserts market

Fonterra exists Australian yoghurt and dairy desserts market
AUSTRALIA –
Italian dairy company Parmalat has completed the acquisition of Fonterra Brands (Australia) Pty Ltd’s yogurt and dairy dessert business in Australia.

Pact Group receives approval for acquisition of Power Plastics

Pact Group
AUSTRALIA –
Pact Group Holdings has been given the green light to proceed with its proposed acquisition of Power Plastics from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Orora invests US$31m in additional glass bottle production in Australia

Orora invests US$31m in additional glass bottle production in Australia
AUSTRALIA –
Orora Limited, a business unit of Australian packaging giant Amcor, intends to invest US$31.33 million (A$42 million) in its glass packaging plant in Gawler, South Australia, to increase glass bottle production capacity.

Philip Morris loses plain cigarette packaging law case against Australia

Philip Morris loses plain cigarette packaging law case against Australia
AUSTRALIA –
Philip Morris Asia has lost its challenge to Australia’s plain cigarette packaging laws; this means that the laws, which were introduced in 2011, will remain in place in the country.

New semi-rigid closure for wipes packaging provides ease for both brands and consumers

AmReclose
AUSTRALIA -
Amcor and labels manufacturer Relieves Egara  have collaborated on a new wipes closure designed to appeal to both consumers and manufacturers.

Fonterra opens US$22m plant to supply Woolsworth private label milk

Fonterra opens plant to supply Woolsworth private label milk
AUSTRALIA –
Fonterra has expanded its site in Cobden site with a new US$22.4 million fresh milk plant that will supply major Australian retailer Woolsworth.

Wine consumption in Australia on the decline

Wine consumption in Australia on the decline
AUSTRALIA -
The proportion of Australian adults drinking wine has been in decline for some years, including that of the wine cask, also known as the bag-in-box packaging solution for wine.

New IML dairy packaging stands out in Australian supermarkets

New IML dairy packaging stands out in Australian supermarkets
AUSTRALIA -
The traditional Greek feta cheese from domestic dairy giant Pure Dairy for COLES stands out in the Australian supermarket chain with its striking new in-mould label (IML).

Pact Group acquires Australian contract manufacturer and filler for US$61m

Pact Group
AUSTRALIA –
Pact Group Holdings Ltd has acquired one of its customers, Jalco Group, for US$61 million (A$80 million).

Henkel to enter Australia and New Zealand’s laundry market

Henkel to enter Australia and New Zealand’s laundry market
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND -
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA has signed an agreement with Colgate-Palmolive Company to acquire its entire range of laundry detergents and pre-wash brands in Australia and New Zealand.

China to dominate global wine consumption by 2018

China to dominate global wine consumption by 2018
CHINA –
Asian countries, in particular China, is expected to dominate global wine consumption in the next three years, according to a recent study by wine economists.

Amcor completes Chinese flexible packaging company acquisition

Amcor completes acquisition of Zhongshan Tiancai Packaging Company

CHINA - Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific has completed its acquisition of Zhongshan Tiancai Packaging Company, expanding Amcor’s footprint in China to a total of ten manufacturing plants.

San Miguel expands Australian wine packaging business with local acquisition

San Miguel expands Australian wine packaging business with local acquisition
AUSTRALIA –
San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has expanded its packaging business in Australasia with the acquisition of an Australia wine packaging converter, Vinocor Worldwide Direct Pty Ltd.

Faerch Plast to build agent network in Australia and New Zealand

Faerch Plast to build agent network in Australia and New Zealand
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND –
Danish packaging manufacturer of ready meals Faerch Plast has announced international expansion plans in line with a long-term growth strategy.