- Expansion & Growth
- Branding & Retail
CHINA - Wacker Chemie AG has inaugurated its new production plant for food-grade polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) solid resins at its Nanjing site in Jiangsu province, China.
GERMANY – KBA has introduced a new sheetfed offset press in medium format which delivers a slightly higher level of performance in terms of production.
INDONESIA – Mosca GmbH and Fuji Yusoki Kogyo Ltd have partnered in their efforts to grow market demand for fully automated processes in Indonesia.
CHINA – Domestic packaging printer Henan JinHong Printing Industry Co Ltd is planning to invest “millions of RMB” in production equipment to meet its goal of becoming a major player in China.
INDIA - Molson Coors Brewing Company has acquired Indian beer company Mount Shivalik Breweries Ltd (MSBL) through its wholly owned subsidiary, Coors Brewing Company d/b/a Molson Coors International (MCI).
SINGAPORE – Major domestic supermarket retailer NTUC FairPrice says it has saved more than 46.5 million plastic grocery bags since it launched its bring-your-own-bag initiative eight years ago.
JAPAN/TURKEY – Mitsui & Co Ltd is investing in Turkish packaging manufacturer Sarten Ambalaj Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. with the acquisition of a 15% stake in family-owned Sarten.
CHINA – Pan-Asian retailer Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited has acquired a 19.99% stake in Yonghui Superstores Co Ltd, a Shanghai-listed hypermarket and supermarket operator based in Fuzhou, Fujian province, China.
FRANCE - Leading French ready meal producer Gendreau Group and its subsidiary VIF, has launched a range of high quality ‘country style’ ready meal recipes in a new thermoformed barrier plastic tray in the style of a casserole dish.
INDIA – Avery Dennison has expanded its pressure-sensitive adhesive materials operations in India with the addition of a third coating line at its Pune plant.
CHINA – Carlsberg is taking over Wusu Beer Group (WBG), its Chinese joint venture with Xinjiang Hops, strengthening its capabilities in the beer market in western China.
SOUTH KOREA – South Korea is looking to almost double its halal food exports from its current US$680 million to US$1.23 billion by 2017.