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.
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 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 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 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.
The ACCC has said it will not intervene in Amcor’s proposed acquisition of flexible packaging company Aperio.
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 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.
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.
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 is set to build a new €220 million Nescafé Dolce Gusto factory in Germany.
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.
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 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.
Katronic Technologies’ range of non-invasive, clamp-on flowmeters is available in Australia through AMS Instrumentation & Calibration.