AUSTRALIA – Australia produces over 5 million metric tonnes (MMT) of oilseed crops each year,…
AUSTRALIA – Schur Flexibles Group, one of the leading providers of flexible packaging solutions in…
CHINA – British ingredients supplier Tate & Lyle has doubled the size of its food…
ISRAEL – Israeli flavours company Frutarom has published its performance for the 2017 with sales…
GERMANY – KHS, a leading supplier of filling and packaging systems for carbonated and still…
ZIMBABWE – Packaging firm, Nampak Zimbabwe Limited (Nampak), recorded a four percent increase in revenue for the six months to March 31, 2015 on the back of strong demand in focus areas.
KENYA – Leading weighing and inspections solutions provider Ishida Europe has strengthened its sales and service support in East Africa with the appointment of Allwin Packaging International as its agent for the region.
SWITZERLAND – Swiss dough processing solutions provider Rondo has appointed Coen Nikkels to lead its Industrial Solutions (RIS) business.
DUBAI – Packaging equipment leader Ishida has appointed a General Manager for Africa as the company seeks to tap into the increasingly important African market
SOUTH AFRICA – Nampak plans to open glass bottle factories in Nigeria and Ethiopia at a cost of $155 million as part of the South African packaging firm’s strategy of generating half of its profit outside its home market in five years.
ETHIOPIA – Addis Abeba Bottle & Glass (AAB&G) S.C. is undertaking a 1.1 billion Br expansion project to meet growing demand.
ETHIOPIA – Peniel Industry Plc has launched its 120-millionBr crown cork manufacturing plant in Lebu on June 6, 2015.
ETHIOPIA – A new Chinese company, Shaoxing Li Enterprise, is to inaugurate in May a woven polypropylene bag factory, said to be the largest in Ethiopia so far, with a capital of 520 million Br and a designed production capacity of 27,000tn a year.
ETHIOPIA – Juniper Glass Industries Plc is to open a factory on 12ht of land in Debre Birhan with a 50 million-dollar capital outlay.
KENYA – East Africa’s biggest brewing group East African Breweries Ltd (EABL) has sold off its glass making enterprise Central Glass Industries to South Africa’s Consol group.
SOUTH AFRICA – Australian packaging and converting company Amcor is set to acquire South African flexible packaging leader Nampak Flexibles for ZAR 250 million (USD 22 million).
KENYA – A private equity fund has bought a “significant” stake in General Plastics (GPL), a Nairobi-based family business that makes packaging for food, cosmetics, beverage and agro-chemical companies.
KENYA – Nampak, a South African packaging firm, is looking to expand its Kenyan operations and has begun exploring the possibility of setting up a new plant.
ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe’s sole packaging glass manufacturer, Zimglass, is struggling to attract new investors amid declining demand for its products due to a shrinking market and competition from alternatives such as plastic, an official said.
NIGERIA – Nigeria has been described as the future of the beverage market in Africa and the world.
NIGERIA – Beta Glass Plc last week, notified The Nigerian Stock Exchange that Frigoglass SAIC in Attens, the parent company of Frigoglass Industries Nigeria Limited, which is the core investor in Beta Glass Plc has announced that it is commencing an exploratory process relating to strategic options for its Glass business.
NIGERIA – Nigeria will be one of the emerging markets where global brand, Symrise will be veering into this year with its annual £100 million portfolio, the company says.
KENYA – Beer-maker East African Breweries Limited (EABL) is set to shut down its glass manufacturing subsidiary for three months beginning Monday to allow for refurbishment of the factory at an estimated cost of more than Sh1 billion.