Automated Packaging Systems has retained an authorised distribution agreement with MPI Australia for sales and service of its Autobag, AirPouch and SidePouch bag packaging systems and materials in Australia and New Zealand.
Hally Labels Group has acquired a majority shareholding in AC Labels Pty Ltd. The companies say the investment is an exciting opportunity to grow and develop their core business.
Already active in Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, IMCD Group has opened an office in Thailand to strengthen its presence in the region even further. The office in Bangkok currently employs four members of staff, covering personal care and food market sectors.
After putting the Inghams business up for sale in July 2012, Bob Ingham has agreed to sell the business to TPG, a leading global private investment firm, for a reported $880 million.
Specialty biomedical company Pamlab has signed an agreement to sell its business to Nestlé Health Science for an undisclosed amount. Pamlab’s products include Metanx, CerefolinNAC and Deplin.
The remaining 70 employees of iconic food manufacturer Rosella Foods will be made redundant after efforts to sell the business proved unsuccessful.
Key Technology and Visys NV, a leading provider of chute-fed in-air sorters used by food processors and waste recyclers, have entered into a merger agreement.
H.J. Heinz Company has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital for US$28 billion - reportedly the largest acquisition ever seen in the food industry.
Golden State Foods has acquired majority ownership of the Groenz Group, a manufacturer of sauces, dressings, condiments and powders for the quick service restaurant and food service industries.
Grundfos Pumps (Australia) and Grundfos Pumps NZ will be supporting and selling the DAB brand in Australia and New Zealand from January 2013.
CCL Industries has signed a binding agreement to acquire the Office & Consumer Products and Designed & Engineered Solutions businesses of Avery Dennison on a debt-free basis for $500 million.
Tetra Pak has strengthened its portfolio of complete processing production solutions for the dairy and cheese industries with the acquisition of Filtration Engineering Company.
McCain Foods has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of the Kitchens of Sara Lee frozen bakery business from Hillshire Brands for $82 million.
Brambles Limited has signed a sale and purchase agreement to acquire Pallecon, a leading provider of intermediate bulk container (IBC) solutions in Europe and the Asia-Pacific, for €135 million.
Demag Cranes Group has become Terex Material Handling & Port Solutions following Terex’s purchase of a majority share of the company in August 2011 and a domination and profit and loss transfer agreement in April 2012.