Nestlé Spain adds energy-efficient coffee line

Food giant Nestlé is planning to install an energy efficient coffee packaging line at its plant at Girona in north east Spain. The new line, which will cost about €102 million (US$110m) to build and will be dedicated to the production of the Nescafé soluble coffee brand, will increase capacity at the site by 30 percent, says Nestlé. “The new investment...

Drink beer, improve your skin, says Suntory

Tapping in to a Japanese craze for collagen food and drink supplements, drinks giant Suntory has launched Precious, a canned beer that contains two grams of the protein. It’s aimed at women, many of whom increasingly think that ingesting collagen will improve the tone of their skin. It is also thought that the collagen in the 5% ABV beer will...

Heineken wins bid for Slovenian brewery

Netherlands-based brewing giant Heineken has won the race to take control of Slovenia’s top beer maker Pivovarna Laško with a bid valued at €114.3 million (US$120m). Laško put itself up for sale last year, calling for buyers to inject at least €75m ($79m) into the business to help cut debt. Heineken is the world’s third largest brewer after Anheuser-Busch InBev and...

New chief executive for UK aerosol filler

UK-based aerosol filler James Briggs Ltd has appointed Tim Pugh as its new chief executive. He joins the business from the automotive and chemical coatings sectors, having held senior positions at Scania Group, RAC and automotive refinish products business U-POL Ltd. Commenting on the appointment, Jim Sumner, chairman of James Briggs, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Tim on...

Coke to build second facility in Cambodia

Coca-Cola is planning to build a second filling plant in Cambodia, South East Asia.The US$100 million plant in Phnom Penh’s Special Economic Zone will more than triple Coca-Cola’s current output in the country, said the company in statement.Lina Lim, public affairs manager for Cambodia Beverage Company, Coca-Cola’s local bottling partner, said that construction of the plant would begin in...

PSAngelus acquires Hema from Sidel Group

US seaming equipment specialist PneumaticScaleAngelus has completed the acquisition of French filling machinery manufacturer Hema from Sidel.Part of the Barry Wehmiller group of packaging and paper companies, PneumaticScaleAngelus supplies seaming, filling and container handling systems. Hema was founded in France in 1936 and specialises in manufacturing equipment for filling products such as edible oils, meats, dressings and sauces in...