Krones Inc., manufacturer of processing, bottling, packaging, and material flow systems, has named Hector Takahashi Regional Sales Manager for the Northeastern, Mid-Atlantic Region; he will be responsible for sales development and support in WV, VA, NC, SC, and MD.
Following the successful certification of the Brazilian subsidiary Krones do Brasil Ltda., now Krones’ Chinese subsidiary, Krones Machinery Co. Ltd. in Taicang has been awarded its initial certification with the IMS Certificate for Quality (DIN EN ISO 9001), Environmental Protection (DIN EN ISO 14001) and Occupational Safety (BS OHSAS 18001); Krones Inc. in Franklin, USA, is set to follow by the end of 2014.
In May, Krones be showcasing lightweight containers for hotfill, aseptics, and carbonated beverages, as well as innovations and design enhancements in the fields of plastics, container decorating, packing, and palletizing technology, at Interpack 2014, in Hall 14, Booth E29.
Krones has purchased 100% of the stock in HST Maschinenbau GmbH, a German company located in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania that designs and manufactures homogenisers and reciprocating pumps for the food and beverage industries.
Volker Kronseder, executive board chairman of Krones AG (Neutraubling, Germany), has given Ernst Frost, founder and executive dir. of the “WasserStiftung” Water Foundation, a 50ꯠ DM ($22꼳.92 US) check for the “Give Water” campaign.
Arlington Press Pharmaceutical Packaging (Schaumburg, IL), a wholly owned business unit of Impaxx, Inc., has been certified by AstraZeneca to deliver products to its Westborough, MA, facility without incoming inspections.