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Thermoformer investment to double turnover

UK-based thermoformed packaging specialist Leeds Vacuum Formers (LVF) has invested more than £1 million ($1.56m) in new machinery, warehouse facilities and supporting infrastructure, which the company says will enable it to double its turnover within the next five years.

Tetra Pak Hungary to expand

Scandinavian packaging company Tetra Pak has increased its production capabilities at its Hungarian facility near Budapest, with an investment of more than €44.9 million ($49.9m) that includes a new production line for its retortable packaging.

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag focuses German production sites

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is to consolidate its German production sites in Schwaig and Wiehe as part of a strategy to boost flexibility in the production of its injection moulding machines.

Huge investments at APPE

Rigid plastics packaging maker APPE has announced a £10 million ($15.2m) investment in its UK preform manufacturing business at its Gresford plant in order to support the company’s increase in sales and development.

Amcor heads to Switzerland

Australian packaging business Amcor is set to move a number of corporate jobs from Melbourne to Zurich in Switzerland in order to be closer to the operating businesses of the company.

100 move into Universal factory

100 members of staff have moved into the new £11 million ($17m) facility of UK company Universal Flexible Packaging at Lewisher Road in Leicester, a move which doubles the capacity of the premises.

Melitta moves flexible operation to Poland

German coffee company Melitta has announced plans to move its Cofresco flexible packaging operation to Poland in what the company describes as a measure to ensure long-term competitiveness.

Investment company buys Closed Loop Recycling

UK-based plastics recycler Closed Loop Recycling has been bought by Dubai investment company Euro Capital after entering administration last month.

Ultimate investment in factory

UK-based flexible packaging producer Ultimate Packaging has installed two Bobst F&K 20SIX flexo presses at its Lincolnshire facility in a bid to increase the firm’s production capacity and flexibility.

National organisations urge European investment

Four national plastics organisations representing the industry in Europe have called for polymer producers to invest more into European production facilities in order to avert the possibility of customers looking towards alternative materials.