- Expansion & Growth
- Branding & Retail
THAILAND – Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) has concluded its acquisition of Bangkok Polyester Public Company Limited (BPC), completing the synergistic move across the PTA and PET value chain and the Japanese market.
INDIA – Indian doctor blade manufacturer Mona Equipments has officially opened its new factory in Noida, the company’s fourth in the state.
VIETNAM – Anheuser Busch InBev has opened its first brewery in Vietnam, in the southern province of Binh Duong.
CHINA – Zhuhai Zhongfu Enterprise Co, a major domestic bottler maker for The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo Inc in China, says it will not be able to fully repay a bond due 28 May.
VIETNAM/EUROPE – Vietnam’s largest dairy company Vinamilk is currently negotiating the acquisition of a milk processing plant in Europe.
PHILIPPINES – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is offering labelling and packaging assistance to micro-enterprises in Negros Occidental to help them grow their businesses.
US – Pantone has created the first-ever character-branded colour inspired by the Minions from the Despicable Me global animation film franchise.
THAILAND – PTTGC is expected to finalise plans for another two manufacturing facilities worth a combined US$1.2 billion by the third quarter of this year.
CHINA – As part of the company’s diversification growth strategy, Hengli Group’s subsidiary Yingkou Kanghui Petrochemical Co Ltd made a significant investment that now allows the company to offer BOPET packaging films in a wide thickness range up to 188µm.
MYANMAR – With very limited production capacity for pharmaceuticals and medicine, Myanmar is meeting most of its demand with imports from other Asian countries such as India.
JAPAN – Valued at US$59.4 billion annually, Japan’s packaging technology sector is being challenged by the demands of a new consumer demographic landscape and the need for increasingly competitive brand product differentiation, according to the latest market report by EP…
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.