- Expansion & Growth
- Branding & Retail
INDONESIA – PT Fajar Surya Wisesa Tbk is investing in automation technology for one of its paper machines, as part of its plan to have a site-wide fully integrated automation system.
INDIA – UPM Raflatac has appointed Praveen Gupta as General Manager and Business Development Director in South Asia.
CHINA – Fonterra has acquired a 18.8% stake in major Chinese infant formula manufacturer Beingmate Baby & Child Food Company Ltd.
GERMANY – German retailer Aldi Süd has introduced organic vegetables in the carton pack combisafe from SIG Combibloc on German supermarket shelves, offering a packaging alternative to the classic food metal can with comparable product protection and the same kind…
JAPAN/AUSTRALIA – Kuraray Co Ltd has acquired Australian biobased barrier film manufacturer Plantic Technologies Limited, as part of its strategy to expand into the biobased food packaging market sector.
CHINA – Specialty chemicals giant Clariant has opened a new desiccant manufacturing plant at its site in Zhengjiang, China.
MALAYSIA – Huhtamaki has completed its EUR 8 million acquisition of Malaysian paper cup and foodservice packaging manufacturer Butterworth Paper Cups Sdn Bhd.
NEW ZEALAND/SWITZERLAND – Rank Group has completed the sale of food and beverage carton packaging and filling machine manufacturer SIG Combibloc to Canadian private equity firm Onex.
MALAYSIA – ThermoFlexX is strengthening its sales network with the appointment of Tony Teh as regional manager for Asia.
VIETNAM – Nestle has opened a production plant for decaffeinated coffee beans in the Dong Nai province of South-East Vietnam, its first in Asia.
CHINA – AzkoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals division has broken ground on a new alkoxylation facility in Ningbo, China, bringing the company’s total investment in the strategic multi-site to more than €400 million.
ASIA – About US$770 billion in new consumer spending in the ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) region is expected over the next few years, thanks to robust consumption fuelled by a rapidly growing consumer class, rising income and…