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A quick run-down on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people.


Multivac, Inc. launched Direct Packaging Solutions (DPS) business unit geared to the requirements of small and mid-sized food processors and packagers as well as foodservice operations throughout the U.S.

Bosch Packaging Technology acquired Germany-based Ampack Ammann.

Delkor Systems moved to a new 114,000 sq-ft facility in St. Paul. Also, Fred Sowa joined Delkor as sales manager for the U.S. Northeast states, Ontario, Quebec, and the Canadian Maritime provinces.

Fowler Products, a division of Pro Mach, completed major renovations to its factory acceptance testing and training facility in Athens, GA.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. launched a rapid availability checkweigher program in North America and Europe under its Yes! banner.

Ossid, a division of Pro Mach, announced that Creative Packaging Solutions will serve as its manufacturer’s rep in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and parts of southern New York.

Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc., formed an alliance with Toronto-based Alex E. Jones to represent Spee-Dee’s line of dry fill packaging equipment in Canada.

Schur®Star Packaging Systems opened its North American bag conversion facility in Schaumburg, IL. Kevin Howard was appointed vice president and general manager of
the facility.

Bosch Packaging Technology India announced the opening of a new manufacturing
facility in Goa, India.

Pregis Corp. acquired Inter-Pac, Inc.

Unisource Global Solutions (UGS) division of Unisource Worldwide, Inc. completed the asset acquisition of Pakit Sweden AB.

ITW Covid Security Group Inc. became part of the newly formed ITW Security and Brand Identity Group, which is comprised of individual business units of Illinois Tool
Works Inc.


John Staruch was appointed to the board of directors of Batching Systems, Inc.

Daniel Kedziora was appointed business development leader, food and beverage packaging for Multisorb in Europe.

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