New England Machinery (Bradenton FL) turned over ownership and management of the company to Judith Bankuty Nickse and Geza F. Bankuty. Judith will serve as president and CEO and Geza will hold the position of executive vp of manufacturing.
Graham Packaging Co. (York PA) began production of PP containers for yogurt at a new plant in southern France.
Emplex Systems (Scarborough Ontario Canada) acquired Damark Packaging Systems (Lewisville TX).
Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights IL) acquired K-Roll/Etik Industrie (Toulouse France) a manufacturer of labels and a distributor of labeling and coding equipment.
ID Technology (Fort Worth TX) is now the exclusive national distributor for the Citronix line of CIJ printers.
Menasha Packaging Co. (Neenah WI) added a Honeycomb (kraft liner formed in continuous uniform hexagonal cells) operation in January at its new manufacturing facility in Martin MI.
DAK Americas (Charlotte NC) completed the current expansion of its Cooper River Charleston SC manufacturing site with the addition of a PET resin production line.
Hartness Intl. (Greenville SC) is opening a new European office to provide support to its existing network of sales and service partners in the region. The new organization will be lead by Jean Marti. Additionally Hartness International Integration was created to provide a higher level of integrated line performance for its customers.
Nestlé Canada named Sonoco (Hartsville SC) as its exclusive supplier for paperboard cans used to package certain Nestlé products in Canada.
CCL Plastic Packaging (Los Angeles CA) signed an exclusive North American distribution manufacturing and licensing agreement with Gibo-Italia (Novate Milanese Italy) a supplier of plastic and glass jars Flip-Top® roll on closures bottles and dispensing systems.
CVC Technologies (Rancho Cucamonga CA) has opened a new branch sales office and showroom in Sayreville NJ.
Sidel (Norcross GA) and Pressco Technology (Cleveland OH) signed a strategic alliance agreement for the distribution and sale of Pressco’s Intellispec™ PET container vision inspection systems.
Exopack (Spartanburg SC) and Plassein (Willington CT) have signed letters of intent with respect to Exopack’s acquisition of Plassein’s flexible packaging facilities in Thomasville NC Longview TX Ontario Canada and Newmarket Canada.
DVT Corp. (Duluth GA) has formed an agreement with Yamaha Robotics (Edgemont PA) to market its Legend family of vision products for integration into Yamaha’s line of industrial robotics.