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Vietnam Packaging

Lee & Man to start production at new Vietnamese paper packaging plant

Lee & Man to start production at new Vietnamese paper packaging plant
VIETNAM –
Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd has constructed a new paper manufacturing plant in Vietnam. Test runs are expected to be conducted in June 2016, with operations commencing by August.

Constantia Flexibles acquires Vietnamese pharmaceutical packaging converter

Constantia Flexibles
VIETNAM -
Constantia Flexibles Group has acquired Vietnamese packaging manufacturer Oai Hung Co Ltd as part of its growth strategy in Asia.

Vietnam brewery giant to sell off 53% stake

Vietnam brewery giant to sell off 53% stake
VIETNAM –
Saigon Beer, Alcohol and Beverage Corporation (Sabeco), Vietnam’s largest beer producer, intends to sell 53% of its shares in a single tranche.

Vinamilk to drop foreign ownership cap

Vinamilk to drop foreign ownership cap
VIETNAM –
Vietnamese dairy giant Vinamilk has decided to remove its 49% foreign ownership cap, a move expected to generate interest from overseas investors in a company valued at US$7.85 billion.

Thai firms invest hugely in Vietnam plastic sector

Thai firms invest hugely in Vietnam plastic sector
VIETNAM -
Thai investors are massively investing in Vietnam’s plastic industry, with many of them keen to fully acquire the government’s stakes in state-owned companies.

Masan acquired 14% stake in major Vietnamese food processor

Vissan packaged processed food products at retail
VIETNAM -
Vietnam's Masan Group has acquired a 14% stake in one of the country's major food processors Vissan for US$63.9 million.

Tax on PP imports into Vietnam significantly cut

Tax on PP imports into Vietnam significantly cut
VIETNAM –
The new import tax rate on polypropylene in Vietnam will be 1% from March 2016, down two-thirds from the previous 3% tax rate.

Siam Cement Group to take over Vietnamese building material giant

Prime Group JSC in Vietnam
VIETNAM –
Siam Cement Group (SCG) intends to seize full control of Prime Group JSC in Vietnam, a deal that would make the Thai conglomerate the largest floor tiles manufacturer in the world.

Avery Dennison opens apparel packaging and labelling plant in Vietnam

Avery Dennison opens apparel packaging and labelling plant in Vietnam
VIETNAM –
Avery Dennison has opened a manufacturing facility in Vietnam which will serve the increasing demands from the many global garment and textile brands that are now operating in the country with apparel labelling and branding solutions.

Casino to sell off Big C retail operations in Vietnam and Thailand

Casino to sell off Big C retail operations in Vietnam and Thailand
VIETNAM/THAILAND –
French retailer Groupe Casino has announced plans to offload its supermarket chain Big C in Vietnam to cut debt, while it also considers an unsolicited offer to sell its Thai operation.

Vietnamese carbonated soft drinks consumption to hit 1 billion litres in 2015

CSDs on Vietnamese supermarket shelf
VIETNAM –
While consumers in other markets are being more health-conscious and cutting their intake of carbonated soft drinks (CSD), in Vietnam, soft drinks consumption looks set to break the 1 billion litres barrier in 2015.

Pelican BioThermal partners with Zuellig Pharma in Vietnam

Pelican BioThermal partners with Zuellig Pharma in Vietnam
VIETNAM –
US temperature-controlled packaging solutions provider Pelican BioThermal has entered the Vietnamese market with its new partnership with Zuellig Pharma.

SCG Packaging-Rengo unit acquires Vietnam packaging giant Batico

Batico plant operations
VIETNAM –
Thailand’s Siam Cement Group (SCG) has acquired a 80% stake in Vietnam-based Tin Thanh Packing Joint Stock Company (Batico).

Indian plastic manufacturers look to grow business in Vietnam

Indian plastic manufacturers look to grow business in Vietnam
VIETNAM/INDIA –
Plastic manufacturers in India are looking for opportunities to increase their market fast-growing Vietnam, according to the Plastics Export Council of India (PLEXCONCIL).

Bobst reaches out to flexible packaging customers in Vietnam

Bobst reaches out to flexible packaging customers in Vietnam
VIETNAM –
With its eye on Vietnam’s fast growing economy and the resulting emergence of its packaging sector as one of the key industries, Bobst is reaching out to build relationships with domestic customers.

Moving up to the next level with new packaging printing technology

Moving up to the next level with new packaging printing technology
VIETNAM –
Viet Hung Packaging Co Ltd, one of the largest packaging companies in north Vietnam, attributes the tremendous success it has enjoyed since it was established just a little over a decade ago in 2003 to two factors: its high quality standard and flexibility in meeting print buyers’ demands.

Europe eyes China, India and Southeast Asia for spirits export growth

Europe eyes China, India and Southeast Asia for spirits export growth
ASIA/EUROPE –
With spirits consumption in Europe slumping, the spirits industry needs to look at increasing trade with high-growth export markets such as China, India and Southeast Asia, says trade association spiritsEUROPE, which is calling on the EU to work on a trade strategy that will help European distillers better access the Asian market.

Brand expansion driving Asia’s Packaging sector

Workers man one of Unilever Indonesia's personal care packaging lines.
SOUTHEAST ASIA - 
The time has come for the packaging industry to re-think its love affair with China and look at Southeast Asia and its 625 million demanding consumers instead. Stuart Hoggard explains why.

Insight from Inside Asia: Avery Dennison and the Southeast Asian labels & packaging markets

Avery Dennison and the Southeast Asian labels & packaging markets
SE ASIA -
In our exclusive interview with David Martin - Avery Dennison’s Vice President, General Manage, Materials Group ASEAN, Australia & New Zealand, Martin analyses the current state of the labels and packaging markets in Southeast Asia, the demand trends of brand owners and converters, and discusses the big ‘S’ word: Sustainability.

SCG Paper realigns growth strategy to focus on Southeast Asian packaging markets

SCG Paper realigns growth strategy to focus on Southeast Asian packaging markets
THAILAND –
Siam Cement PLC, one of Thailand’s largest industrial conglomerates, estimates 5-10% sales growth from its paper and packaging business SCG Paper this year as higher demand from Southeast Asian markets help offset slow growth at home. It is reorganizing SCG Paper to focus more on the packaging business.