Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon recently opened a new £15m 15m flint furnace at Ardagh Group’s glass plant in Irvine, Ayrshire.
Investment & installations
News on investment and equipment installations at packaging manufacturers, packing operations and materials suppliers
KBA North America has supplied a new KBA Rapida 106 41-inch six-color UV press to $10bn direct selling business Amway.
TRM Packaging has invested €1m in a new multi-point folder and gluer from Tanabe JD Boxer.
PET recycling company Ecotech London has invested £750,000 in equipment upgrade to boost its capacity by 30%.
TNA has acquired Chicago-based Unique Solutions, an inserting and labelling equipment manufacturer.
Rigid Containers has invested in an EVOL flexo folder gluer.
AstraZeneca has opened a new $224 million (£146m) drug manufacturing and packaging factory in Russia.
BillerudKorsnäs has launched the New Billerud Flute for lighter packaging following a major investment programme.
Flexible packaging firm Samuel Grant Group has relocated to a new £5m warehouse and operations centre.
Flexible packaging company Parkside has opened a £500,000 New Product Development Suite and laboratory facility.
Treofan, the German BOPP film company, has installed a high performance plant at its Neunkirchen site in the German state of Saarland.
Folding carton packaging firm The Wilkins Group has invested £1.9m in a new factory in Sri Lanka.
Kliklok has supplied Twinings Poland with three Kliklok C1H high speed carton closing machines.
Playford Packaging has started work on an expansion project after securing funding deal from NatWest and Lombard.
Sick UK has launched an incremental encoder enabling motion to be safely controlled in automated guided vehicles or machinery.