Flexible packaging demand in the Middle East and Africa will grow by around 5 per cent a year over the next five years, as confidence in the region's growing economy encourages inward investment and greater emphasis on mass food processing, reports PCI Films Consulting.
Packaging machinery supplier Edale has opened a sales office in Lamlukka, Thailand to cover its Asia Pacific region, including Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam.
US-based Plastics Machinery Group (PMG) is expanding its geographic presence with the formation of a new company in Europe, which will sell a full spectrum of new and used plastics processing equipment, including injection moulding, thermoforming, blow moulding and extrusion machinery.
Germany's Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery, and its Chinese subsidiary Demag Plastics Machinery (Ningbo) Co., are planning an expansion of their annual production capacity in China from 650 to 1,000 injection moulding machines.
Thermoforming equipment supplier, OMV Machinery Srl, based in Verona, Italy, has been acquired by Swiss firm Wifag-Polytype Holding in order to enlarge the latter's technology portfolio by adding thermoforming to complement its own decoration equipment.
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