Mecmesin, the global force and torque test solutions provider, has
configured force measurement equipment to provide a cost-effective
and easy-to-use system for PET bottle production handling.
Efficient handling for fruit juices
Arca Systems, the Swedish-based global materials handling company,
has developed an efficient and cost-effective returnable packaging
system for liquid handling.
Russian juice group denies Nestlé interest
Wimm-Bill-Dann, the Russian food and drink producer, has denied
reports in the international press that it is being eyed by Nestle,
the giant Swiss food and drink group.
Owens Brockway Reopens Idled Bottle Plant
US company Owens Brockway, a division of Owens Illinois Glass
Container has recently reopened a 96-year-old glass bottle plant in
Pennsylvania which had been idle since December 2000.
Advanced Technology launches Reseal operation
Advanced Technology Industries has announced the launch of its
Reseal operation, which will produce resealable beverage cans at a
newly built plant in Munich.
Self-heating can market set to grow
British company Thermotic Developments (TDL) looks set to trigger a
burgeoning market for self-heating cans. Co-developed over a period
of five years using the scientific resources of the University of
Southampton, the can was recently...
Coke planning milk drink rollout
Coca-Cola is set to unveil the latest addition to its portfolio - a
milk-based drink called Choglit.
Strong 1Q for Krones, but future growth expected to slow
Krones, the German-based manufacturer of bottling plant equipment,
this year reported first-quarterly turnover up by 16.6 per cent to
€344.8 million and incoming orders up by 2.7 per cent to €346.5
million. Profits in the year's...
Alternative meat flavours from DSM
DSM Food Specialties is highlighting a new range of SavorKey yeast
extract-based flavours offering a boiled beef and boiled chicken
taste at this week's IFIA exhibition in Tokyo, Japan.
Beringer Blass Wine plans new winery in Napa
Beringer Blass Wine Estates, the Californian wine producer which is
a division of Australian Fosters Group, is in the early planning
and permitting phase for construction of a new winery.
Pepsi buys Mexican bottler
Pepsi Bottling Group has announced a non-binding agreement that
could allow it to buy Mexican Pepsi-Cola bottler Pepsi-Gemex.
Vitamin-rich water from Baxter
Medical products maker Baxter International is set to unveil a line
of vitamin-laced bottled waters in its first foray into the
consumer food and beverage market.
New bottle line brewing at Molson
Canadian brewer Molson has announced plans to invest $34.8 million
(€24.6 million) in upgrades at its Toronto brewery as the first
installment in a $100 million plan to increase the facility's
production and efficiency.
Ardagh may open different business
Ardagh will consider locating a different business in the glass
bottle plant it is closing in Ringsend, Dublin, its chief executive
Pre-tax profits at Ardagh see sharp drop to €2.4m in 2001
Ardagh, the Irish glass packaging group which is closing its
Ringsend plant, saw pre-tax profits plummet to €2.4 million last
year compared with €8.9 million in 2000.