Lifetime Achievement Award

William H. Collins, chairman of Apex Tool Works, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s LATAMCAN Canmakers Conference held in Guadalajara, Mexico, November 19-21.

CMB apprentices win gold at WorldSkills

Three apprentices from CMB Engineering have won first place for the second time at the National WorldSkills UK competition which took place in Birmingham on the 13-15 November. Dominic Trees, Patrick Devanney and Chris Renwick, were the three apprentices compete at this year’s Manufacturing Team Challenge. The contestants had to design, manufacture, assemble and test […]

CMB Engineering expands Academy

CMB Engineering has announced it will be expanding the Academy of Canmaking and Seaming that it launched earlier in the year. The Academy, which includes workshop area where practical lessons could be conducted with machines as the CMB5000 Bodymaker and CMB550 Trimmer (CMB 5500 Canmaker), will now also feature three separate classrooms where theory lessons […]

CMB Engineering wins Queen’s Award

After winning The Queen’s Award for International Trade 2014, senior members of CMB Engineering were honoured to be present at a royal reception held at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the company’s achievement. Andrew Truelove, general manager at CMB Engineering and John Crabtree, lead engineer at CMB Engineering, were personally congratulated by Her Majesty The Queen. […]

May River Capital purchases Pride Engineering

May River Capital, a Chicago-based private equity investment firm, has purchased and recapitalised Pride Engineering in partnership with management and other co-investors. Pride, based in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, designs and manufactures mission critical machine tools and equipment used in the production of two-piece metal cans for the beverage and food industries. The transaction represents a […]

Metpack: Matriruiz wins Gold at Metpack

At the Metpack Innovation Awards, the Spanish company Matriruiz has scooped the gold for its Spider Head Liner. Gernot Geldner, chairman of the jury, said that it had taken the panel, including our own publisher Neil McRitchie, over three hours to decide on the winners. Geldner said at the announcement: “The industry is really innovative, […]

PneumaticScaleAngelus expands global operation

PneumaticScaleAngelus is expanding its global operations with a new engineering/manufacturing facility in Parma, Italy. The move is set to take place early May 2014. The new operation will include engineering, manufacturing, assembly, sales and service of new and rebuilt can seamers. It will serve as an additional manufacturing centre for seamer tooling (chucks & rolls). […]

CMB Engineering wins Queen’s Award for International Trade

CMB Engineering has been awarded the Queen’s Award for International Trade 2014. The award recognises the firm for its contributions to International Trade and its growth in overseas earnings over three years. “We are delighted to have been recognised for CMB Engineering’s contribution to international business trade,” says Andrew Truelove, general manager at CMB Engineering. […]

CanTech sponsors CMB Academy of canmaking

CMB Engineering recently opened the CMB Academy of Canmaking and Seaming in the company’s headquarters at Shipley, Yorkshire. The new Academy – a first in the industry – will serve as a platform to train the company’s existing customer base, offering in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of seaming and canmaking. Present at the opening of […]

Intercan and CMB Engineering terminate licensing agreement

Intercan has agreed with CMB Engineering to terminate the licensing agreement that was in place in relation to technical co-operation and manufacturing of Beverage Can Decorators. This will be effective on 31 May 2014. The Sovereign Decorator will continue to evolve and will be part of Intercan’s future plans. The name ‘Sovereign’ is the registered […]

Heinz selects barcode reader from Olympus Automation

At HJ Heinz’ factory in Cumbria, UK, Baby Milk Powder is manufactured and packaged for distribution overseas. Until recently the factory was using a label verification system, where one element of the previous system could only read ladder barcodes, and although a separate system was created to read the picket fence barcodes, the readers could […]


Crown selects Gordian Strapping machines

Gordian Strapping, an end-of-line specialist in pack and pallet securement, has supplied 10 new OMS Side Seal Compression Strapping Machines to Crown Packaging. Seven have been installed at Crown Bevcan in Botcherby, Carlisle and three at Crown Braunstone in Leicestershire. Crown needed to replace 10 strapping machines, which had reached the end of their working […]

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