Developments at Applegate

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) has partnered with Applegate Marketplace to offer guidance to CIPS members on themes and key developments in business and to support in the selection of suppliers.

Study into ‘permanent materials’

According to a study conducted by Swiss consultancy firm Carbotech AG in collaboration with the University of Applied Science Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), aluminium and steel fulfil the criteria for ‘permanent materials’. The study claims that the current approach of classifying materials as renewable or non-renewable is insufficient for the development of good practices in sustainable […]


Ball appoints Erik Bouts to lead global metal beverage packaging business

Ball has announced that Erik Bouts will be joining the company as senior vice president, Ball Corporation, and chief operating officer, global metal beverage packaging, effective February 2015. Bouts will report to John A. Hayes, chairman, president and CEO and he will be based in Zurich, Switzerland. “Erik is a proven leader with a wealth […]

Huber Packaging to purchase four Crown general lines

Huber Packaging Group will purchase Crown general line tinplate packaging locations in Switzerland (Aesch), Finland (Helsinki), Great Britain (Liverpool) and France (Rouen), as soon as the local and European consultation procedures (if applicable) and necessary formalities have been completed. The acquisition is scheduled to close by the end of the first quarter of 2015. The […]

Up and running

Last week, publisher Neil McRitchie and I travelled to Ball Corporation’s European Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, to carry out the first interview in our series for CanTech TV. Jesus Gainza, director of Customer Technical Services (CTS), very kindly agreed to talk to us on camera about the role of his team and how their expertise […]

World’s fastest bottle maker unveiled

Can making equipment provider mall/herlan has unveiled what it claims is the world’s fastest bottle maker. Revealed in a small town on the outskirts of Milan in northern Italy The Bottlemaker is able to produce 500 bottles per minute and can, according to the firm, could even in principle achieve a rate of up to […]

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