Stolle Machinery opens service centre in China

Canmaking machinery specialist Stolle Machinery officially opened a new service centre last week at Foshan in China to coincide with the Cannex & Fillex show in nearby Guangzhou. The facility, which will represent an investment of  RMB 20 million (US$3.2m) this time next year when it is fully operational, is already receiving orders from canmakers. Stolle Machinery, based in Denver, Colorado, is...

Tinmasters targets expansion in UK metal decorating

Following investment in new and upgraded printing lines, UK-based Caldicot Metal Decorating has rebranded itself as Tinmasters, reflecting the company’s expertise and long history.The South Wales company has been decorating tinplate for premium brands in the whiskey, paint and infant formula sectors for more than a century.Its most recent investment has been in a highly-automated Metalstar 3 press supplied...

Record volume of canned food donated for Let’s Can Hunger!

Employees and customers of Ball Corporation donated more than 333 tons of canned food and raised US$76,000 in donations as part of the canmaker’s latest ‘Lets Can Hunger’ food drive.Ball’s 2018 campaign – its sixth – produced a record total by far and will deliver more than 1.86 million meals for those in need in communities where Ball operates...

Special Stella Artois lager cans launched for Wimbledon

Limited-edition cans of Stella Artois lager with a tennis theme design have again been launched to coincide with the Wimbledon championships.It’s the fifth year that brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev has partnered with the tennis tournament.“With a sleek design the limited-edition packs will help to increase rate of purchase during one of the peak seasonal moments in the year for retailers,”...

Campbell Soup chief executive Morrison retires

Chief executive of Campbell Soup Denise Morrison has retired with effect from today.The company’s first female chief executive when she was appointed seven years ago, Morrison had been regarded as one of the most reputable in the world.In a statement, the Camden, New Jersey-based canned soup and snacks giant said that Keith McLoughlin (pictured right), 61, a board member...

Cannex 2018 – More than just production machinery at Belvac

US-based Belvac Production Machinery is keen to emphasise that following its acquisition of Rosario Technology, it is able to offer more canmaking services than just process equipment.The addition of Netherlands-based decorator specialist Rosario to Belvac’s portfolio has enabled the company to expand beyond canmaking equipment and allows it to provide a wider range of products and services to its...

Cannex 2018 – New customer haul for metal decorating specialist Ruiyuan

Cannex & Fillex has proved to be highly successful for China-based metal decorating equipment manufacturer Shanghai Ruiyuan Printing.Speaking at the show in Guangzhou, company chairwoman Jian Mei Chen told The Canmaker: “Cannex has again proven to be very fruitful for us. We continue to exhibit here every three years as it has a very positive effect on our business....

Cannex 2018 – Two-piece food cans are the focus for Hanjiang

With the market for three-piece welded cans for food having become “saturated” in China, at Guangdong-based China Hanjiang the focus has switched to canmaking equipment for two-piece cans.Speaking to The Canmaker at the Cannex show in Guangzhou, Hanjiang’s chairman Huang Ruilong explained that his business is shifting its attention to two-piece drawn cans. “With the three-piece can machinery market...

Cannex 2018 – Sandvik Hyperion carries on investments in can market

Sandvik Hyperion has moved its manufacturing plant in Brazil to a new location in Sao Paulo to meet growth for carbide tooling in Latin America.Lluis Minarro, segment manager of can tooling, was speaking to The Canmaker at this year’s Cannex show in Guangzhou, explaining that the move was last April.“This investment adds to our previous expansion at our Barcelona...

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