Taking the SLAC

Our first Candid Forum member for Asia CanTech has been finalised with SLAC’s Chris McKenzie confirmed for the event which takes place on 30 October-1 November in Bangkok, Thailand.

Life Down Under

As we approach the first anniversary of the Ardagh sale of their Australasian entities to Shanghai Yuanlong Investment Co. Ltd, Jamestrong’s managing director, John Bigley, reflects on some of the challenges in the Australasian market.


Bangkok success

Asia CanTech 2015 is officially over for another year, and we are happy to say it ran without a hitch.

Keynote confirmed for Asia CanTech 2015

John Bigley, managing director at Jamestrong Packaging – Australia and New Zealand, will give a keynote presentation at Asia CanTech 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. He will give a market report on the Australasian marketplace with regard to metal packaging. John, a 30 year veteran of the industry, started out at Metal Box as a service […]

AkzoNobel to expand Indonesian plant

AkzoNobel Performance Coatings has announced plans to invest €2.5 million to expand its plant in Cikarang, Indonesia. The move comes to meet growing demand for the company’s International brand products, which are supplied by the Protective Coatings and Marine Coatings businesses. The project is expected to be completed by April 2015. “The local market has […]

Torus appoints Bastech for sales support

Torus Measurement System has announced the appointment of Bastech Industrial PTY as its local representative for technical sales support and customer service in Australia and New Zealand. Bastech, based in New South Wales, Australia, is owned and managed by Chris Donaldson, a previous employee of Torus Measurement Systems. Torus supplies manual and automated inspection equipment […]

Alcoa sells two upstream assets

Alcoa has announced it has completed two previously-announced sales within its Global Primary Products portfolio. The divestitures, one in the United States and the second in Jamaica, are apparently aligned with Alcoa’s strategy to lower its cost base and create a globally competitive business. Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals (AWAC) finalised the sale of its […]

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