posted by Kari Embree, Senior Digital Content Editor -- Packaging Digest, 8/1/2013 6:04:00 PM
MOVERS & SHAKERS
FKuR appoints Carmen Michels co-managing director.
Multisorb Technologies names Brad Salai as intellectual property director.
Intelligrated appoints Scott Wells, Joe Nentwig and Michael Brown to their account management and sales team for New York-based software subsidiary, Knighted.
Valmet Corp. appoints Hanna-Maria Heikkinen, M.Sc. (Econ.), to vp, investor relations.
Aesica names Sven Thomas and David Ross as business development managers.
Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) selects Jim Flannery as senior evp, operations and industry affairs.
Lenze Americas appoints Garry O'Neill as national distribution manager for Lenze Americas.
GROWING & GOING
Dak Americas LLC expects to complete closure of Cape Fear site, near Wilmington, NC, by September 2013.
GENCO rolls over its existing contract packaging capabilities into a new Contract Packaging business unit.
T.H.E.M. has substantially expanded its contract packaging or stick packs, in terms of both capacity and capabilities. In-house capabilities now include high-speed liquid filling of pouches and packettes, with output rates of 250 ppm per lane.
Orbis Corp. has opened an Orbis Reusable Packaging Management (RPM) Beverage Service Center located in Queretaro, Mexico.
Beckhoff Automation opens a new regional office in the Chicago area.
BUYING & ALLYING
Markem-Imaje Corp. acquires RSI Systems, a leading manufacturer of integrated thermal inkjet (TIJ) printing solutions. RSI will continue to offer its leading products and services to its customers under the RSI brand while operating as a separate division of Markem-Imaje.
Pro Mach Inc.'s ID Technology division acquires Toronto, Ontario-based Colet, a leading label manufacturer and provider of packaging supplies. This will allow ID Technology to more effectively support and serve Canadian customers.
Tetra Pak signs an agreement with Braskem for the supply of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) made from sugar cane to its packaging material factories in Brazil.
BPA Group acquires Racupack BV located in Culemborg, The Netherlands. Racupack will continue its operations under BPA Racupack BV.
Ecologic Brands Inc. is opening its first production facility in the U.S. The 60,000-sq-ft facility in Manteca, CA, will enable production volume of Ecologic's line of molded fiber bottles to increase from 6 to 60 million units per year.
Placon is recognized for its exceptional environmental performance by the Green Tier program, one of the country's most extensive environmental leadership programs.
ITW Muller celebrates the 30th anniversary this year of its Octopus rotary ring stretch wrapping machines. Continuous innovation and product development have enabled Octopus to remain the global leading brand of pallet wrapping machines.
Brenton celebrates its 25th anniversary in the packaging industry. To date, Brenton's product line includes a range of case packers, shrink wrappers, palletizers, and material handling and robotic solutions.
International Paper announces significant progress on 2020 sustainability goals; 10 percent absolute reduction in on-site fossil fuel GHG emissions.
Spear has added Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) to its portfolio of standards.
The Drives & Motion division of Yaskawa America Inc. has received the NorthFace ScoreBoard Award from Omega Management Group Corp.