Netherlands

 

Ardagh reopens production facility

This month Ardagh reopened its production facility in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, which has been upgraded for the nutrition industry. The new plant was officially opened in a special ceremony in the presence of Henk Deinum, Alderman for Economic and Regional Development Leeuwarden and the town’s Deputy Mayor. Ewoud Vriens, commercial director of Ardagh’s Nutrition sector […]

New appointments at Ball Packaging Europe

Ball Packaging Europe has appointed Dennis Schuilenburg as its new marketing director and Joerg Deppmeyer as general manager. Both have previously worked in the fast-moving consumer goods world (FMCG). Dennis Schuilenburg joins Ball from Samsung Electronics Benelux, where he served as the director of marketing. He has also previously held leading positions for consumer brand […]

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An alternative waste water treatment for Ardagh

Discharging polluted water onto open water in the Netherlands is subject to strict rules and it is very costly. The various regional Water Board Authorities carefully guard over any violation and fines are high. Therefore it pays out to get your act together on your own production site. Facilities manager at the Ardagh plant in […]

Ball broadens Netherlands operation

Ball has announced the expansion of its beverage can manufacturing plant in Oss, Netherlands. The company is to build an additional production line for 50cl aluminium cans at the existing plant location. “In the Benelux countries, more and more breweries are choosing cans for their beer packaging,” said Colin Gillis, president, Ball Packaging Europe. “The […]

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Sixty years of canmaking in Dutch beverage can plant

In his welcoming speech on 21st December at the Ball plant in Oss (Netherlands), plant manager Peter Kauw referred briefly to the status of canmaking in the Netherlands 60 years ago. “Mister Frits Drijver, founder, managing director and main shareholder of the then leading Dutch canmaker Thomassen & Drijver, decided overnight in 1952 and virtually […]

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Cans with embossed touch design

The Bavaria brewery from the Netherlands is to launch 8.6 Black, a dark version of its classic Bavaria 8.6 beer on the African market. The 50 cl cans, designed with an embossed touch process, are made by Ball Packaging. 8.6 Black is the latest addition to the 8.6 range from tradition-steeped Dutch brewers Bavaria. The […]

AkzoNobel considers job cuts

AkzoNobel has announced plans to phase out the production of organic peroxides at its Netherlands site by the end of 2016. Under the plans, the production activities currently carried out at the plant will be moved to other existing production facilities in Europe, North America, and China over the next three years. Approximately 215 employees […]

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CMB Engineering apprentices awarded medal of excellence

Three apprentices from a can making equipment manufacturer took fourth place at an international tournament. The team of three from British-based CMB engineering took home a medallion of excellence in the Manufacturing Team Challenge at the WorldSkills International tournament, held from the 2 to the 7 July in Leipzig, Germany. The team beat off stiff […]

New look for DWI cans

Ardagh claims to have revolutionised the drawn walled and ironed (DWI) can making process. Its new 400g can, produced for Bonduelle, uses 15% less material due to a 43% reduction in wall thickness. Ardagh estimates if one billion cans were to convert to the new design, the material saving would be equivalent to the weight […]

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