Business as usual

Ahead of the biggest deal in canmaking history, it is business as usual at Rexam, chief executive Graham Chipchase tells Tom WoerndlAhead of the biggest deal in canmaking history – the acquisition by Ball of Rexam – there was a positive mood from Rexam executives attending the recent opening of its plant in Widnau, the first of its type...

The road to Denver part 2

The canmaking industry will meet in Denver, Colorado in April, when Cannex & Fillex de las Américas takes place. Denise Freitas looks ahead to some of the innovations on showUK-based Tonejet will be promoting its digital printing technology, which is said to offer the opportunity to produce short to medium size orders at similar per print costs as traditional ‘analogue’ systems...

The road to Denver part 1

The canmaking industry will meet in Denver, Colorado in April, when Cannex & Fillex de las Américas takes place. Denise Freitas looks ahead to some of the innovations on showInspection systems manufacturer Applied Vision will exhibit its Orion system which performs detailed colorimetric measurements of beverage cans at line speeds providing 360 degree inspection.Orion creates an unwrapped colour image...

Blow your top

As demand for caps and closures increases globally, metal solutions have an important role to play. Tom Woerndl looks at recent developmentsWith the world market for caps and closures expected to exceed US$55 billion in value by 2019, metal packaging manufacturers have plenty of opportunities for growth.
According to a report by researcher Freedonia, unit demand will reach two trillion...

Across the board

Having an interest in different parts of the metal packaging industry is paying dividends for PackSys Global, reports Tom WoerndlIn the super-competitive packaging market, it pays to have a broad range of competences that allows you to respond quickly to changing market demands.Based in the picturesque Swiss town of Rüti, near Zurich, PackSys Global manufactures a variety of production...

Software jolt for pre-used kit

Rebuilt canmaking machinery is not just a less-costly option than buying new, it can also add up-to-date features to familiar equipment. Denise Freitas reportsTurnkey solution Spanish specialist in used canmaking equipment Lacueva Can Making Machinery developed three end-making lines for rings and plugs used on 32oz and 128oz cans which were requested by a customer to improve production.The three lines,...

Making customers’ brand initiatives stand out

Ball Corporation is bringing more than widgets to its North American beverage can customers in 2016. The global canmaking leader is introducing innovations and features new to US grocery shelves, strengthening Ball’s relationships with current customers, and attracting new ones. “To be a strategic partner to our customers, Ball has to be good at both innovation and production. Sometimes the...

Taking control

Leading global brewer AB InBev has made a number of key recent acquisitions in the craft beer market, reports Tom Woerndl Big news hit the UK craft brewing industry shortly before Christmas with Anheuser-Busch InBev – the world’s biggest brewer by volume – announcing its purchase of UK craft brewer Camden Town Brewery.According to Camden Town – which was one...

Cost alone is not the key to business success

There’s always been more to engaging with the customer or consumer than simply aiming to offer rock-bottom prices. Value is the key, says Richard Moore Low cost has become the order of the day. Entering a supermarket today you are greeted first by an array of prices, before you can actually see what is being sold. It is difficult to...