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ABB to acquire Bob White Electrix and LE Jarvis

16 May, 2012

ABB Australia has acquired Bob White Electrix and LE Jarvis for an undisclosed amount as part of a strategy to broaden its motor and generator repair and service business in Australia. ABB anticipates the acquisition will close in July.

Coles yoghurt contract is a major boost for Tasmanian dairy industry

16 May, 2012

Tasmanian company Tamar Valley Dairy has signed a five-year contract with Coles to produce its private label yoghurt range. Initially, Tamar Valley will produce seven product lines of Coles’ private label yoghurt, but the two companies will collaborate over the five years to create new product lines and grow the business.

Sanderson acquires Total Systems for Management

15 May, 2012

Sanderson Australia has acquired Total Systems for Management (TSM) in a move to strengthen its position as a software provider to the food and drink industry.

Tetra Pak acquires NZ post-gassing and heat-sealing company Sealing Technology

27 April, 2012

Tetra Pak has acquired the business of Sealing Technology Ltd, enabling Tetra Pak to offer customers a complete solution for post-gassing and heat-sealing technology for bulk powder packing.

Heat and Control adds Spray Dynamics to its portfolio

14 April, 2012

Heat and Control has added Spray Dynamics to its portfolio. The Spray Dynamics range of coating and seasoning applicators applies oils, seasonings, vitamins, tack and release agents, chocolate, yoghurt and candy coatings, antioxidants, polishing wax and anticlumping agents.

ACCC will not oppose Aperio takeover

03 April, 2012

The ACCC has said it will not intervene in Amcor’s proposed acquisition of flexible packaging company Aperio.

Campbell Brothers acquires two UK testing companies for ALS Group

21 March, 2012

Campbell Brothers has announced that its testing services business, the ALS Group, has acquired two UK companies: Eclipse Scientific Group and Advanced Micro Services (AMS) for around AU$39m. The acquisition is expected to be completed by 3 April 2012.

FMC BioPolymer opens Singapore Technical Centre with food laboratory

16 March, 2012

FMC Corporation has opened a Technical Centre in Singapore, featuring a state-of-the-art food laboratory. FMC said its new facility - located in Singapore Science Park 2 - will serve the technology and formulation needs of FMC’s growing food and beverage customer base in Singapore and South-East Asia.

Amcor to acquire Aperio for $238 million

08 March, 2012

Packaging giant Amcor has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the Aperio Group for $238 million, subject to regulatory and other conditions, including ACCC approval.

AMWU: Amcor’s acquisition of Aperio will cost hundreds of jobs

06 March, 2012

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has warned the ACCC that Amcor’s proposed takeover of its rival, Australian packaging company Aperio, could cost hundreds of jobs.

Nestlé builds Nescafé Dolce Gusto factory in Germany

02 March, 2012

Nestlé is set to build a new €220 million Nescafé Dolce Gusto factory in Germany.

NZ High Court blocks Chinese purchase of Crafar Dairy Farms

21 February, 2012

A New Zealand High Court decision has forced the NZ government to reconsider allowing a Chinese company to purchase a group of 16 dairy farms.

IMCD Group acquires Mata Polymers and Infineum Australia

30 January, 2012

Leading global specialty chemicals and food ingredients company IMCD has acquired two major companies in India and Australia, strengthening its expansion strategy in the Asia-Pacific region.

Bright Food signals long-term investment in Australian food sector

05 December, 2011

Bright Food Group has completed its acquisition of a 75% equity stake in Food Holdings Pty Ltd (Manassen Foods) and signalled its commitment to the Australian food industry by opening a permanent office in Sydney.

AMS to distribute Katronic’s range of ultrasonic flowmeters

24 November, 2011

Katronic Technologies’ range of non-invasive, clamp-on flowmeters is available in Australia through AMS Instrumentation & Calibration.

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