BRUSSELS, March 6, 2015 (RISI) - DS Smith continues to strengthen its competitiveness in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. By April, when the group's financial year ends, DS Smith's packaging division will have invested Euro 25 million ($28 million) in the so-called D-A-CH region.
DS Smith said it installed, amongst others, a digital printing press including a high efficiency production plotter in June last year. Moreover, the group installed new dry ends on the corrugators at two sites in the D-A-CH region.
BRUSSELS, March 5, 2015 (RISI) - Italy's corrugated packaging giant Pro-Gest Group has revealed plans to acquire two corrugated packaging plants from the Mauro Benedetti firm.
Pro-Gest said that it is currently at an advanced stage in negotiations with Mauro Benedetti to take over its Modugno plant in the Bari province and the Carnate plant in Lombardy.
Pro-Gest said that the acquisition will allow the firm to strengthen its position in the finished box segment as well as expand its geographical footprint in southern Italy.Read more
All the equipment was manufactured in Bellmer Vaahto´s workshop in Hollola in Finland.Read more
HP and KBA has announced plans to develop the HP T1000 Simplex Color Inkjet Web Press, a high speed, high volume, 110-inch -wide (2.8 meter) web press for pre-printing of corrugated top liner. This will enable corrugators to combine many individual jobs together on a roll or across rolls for short, mid or long runs. Unlike traditional analog pre-print, every box can be different.Read more
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) today signed an agreement with investment company CoBe Capital for Heidelberg to acquire the European Printing Systems Group (PSG) headquartered in the Netherlands. Both parties have agreed that the purchase price will remain confidential. Through this acquisition, Heidelberg is significantly expanding its services and consumables business.Read more
MeadWestvaco Corporation, a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, today launched Packaging Matters, the company's third annual study of the impact of packaging on product satisfaction and consumer purchasing behavior. This year Packaging Matters examined the attitudes of consumers in five markets (Brazil, China, Germany, France and the United States) across 11 FMCG product categories (food, beverage, personal care, etc.), offering brand managers key insights on how to increase the impact of packaging for their business.Read more
Mondi Containerboard's Fruit Logistica workshop, entitled "Paper based packaging - what's in it for my business?", was a resounding success. The company launched its new quality and sustainability brand aqua protec to a broad audience, while its Corrugated Packaging segment highlighted the customer advantages of paper-based packaging from a converter's point of view. During the event, Mondi's experts also performed a live-lab show demonstrating ProVantage Kraftliner Aqua's excellent water resistance, and unveiled the findings of a recent sustainability survey.Read more