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New MD for Linx Printing Technology

Linx Printing Technologies has announced the appointment of Nigel Hood as managing director. Hood joins the Cambridgeshire based company from Hach, where he was business unit director for the Particle Counting business. Like Linx, Hach is part of the Danaher group, which Hood joined in 2002 following its acquisition of Orbisphere, where he was vice […]

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“Challenging” first half for Rexam

Can maker Rexam revealed global sales grew by 1% for the five months to the end of May compared with the same period in 2012. However, overall operating performance in the first half of the year will be slightly below that of last year. In 2012 sales from continuing operations for the company were in […]

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Domino results reveal revenue rise

Strong growth in the US and Asian market has offset poorer performing parts of Europe for Domino Printing Sciences. In the company’s 2013 interim results statement, released today (25 June), it was also revealed the business was increasing its research and development (R&D) budget by 25%. Revenue for the firm, which makes printers to stamp […]

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Soft drinks merger cleared

The Competition Commission has provisionally cleared the acquisition of Britvic by AG Barr. Both companies produce canned soft drinks, including AG Barr’s Irn Bru (pictured) and Britvic’s orange juice pure, both in 330ml cans. In a summary of its provisional findings on the merger published this week the commission concluded the proposed acquisition is not […]

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Angolan can market boosts Nampak

South African based packaging company Nampak has revealed strong beverage can demand from Angola in particular has boosted profits on the continent. However, the key South African market proved tougher for Nampak with the company reporting “a marked downturn” in consumer spending in the second quarter resulting in reduced demand for most types of packaging. […]

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Global beverage can volumes up 6% for Crown

Strong sales in Brazil and Asia Pacific drove a 6% global volume increase in beverage can sales for Crown. Crown also said European beverage cans posted a strong start to the year with a 4% increase in sales volumes, however sales of canned food on the continent fell 2%. Net sales in the first three […]

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