Industry Watch—August 2016

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the August 2016 issue of Packaging World.

Companies

Intelligrated entered into an agreement to be acquired by Honeywell.

Karlville announced its partnership with HP and the launch of the HP Indigo Pack Ready Lamination technology.

AnC Precision announced the availability of a new tube certification/validation service.

Plastic Suppliers Inc. announced a $1.7 million capital improvement and expansion plan for their two manufacturing facilities in Columbus, OH. The plan includes adding additional capacity to their blown film plant, investing in productivity improvements and upgrades to existing equipment in their cast film plant, as well as general facilities improvements to their Marilyn Lane sites near the Columbus airport.

Sharp Packaging Systems opened a 160,000 sq-ft state-of-the-art facility in Sussex, WI.

The Klöckner Pentaplast Group announced plans to expand its high-barrier film lamination and coating capacities to reinforce the company’s commitment to the global pharmaceutical and medical industries.

Columbia/Okura celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year.

Pilz, in conjunction with TUV Nord, launched an international online community for CMSE-certified machinery safety experts. On the website, www.cmse.com, members have access to a private area where the latest news is available.

KHK USA is now able to meet the needs of industrial automation designers with off-the-shelf gears within three business days on most products.

People

Melina Beluche was appointed Regional Manager, Northern Mexico, for Dorner Mfg. Co.

Peter Lockley was named President of INX Europe.

Wendy Doll was appointed Western Territory Sales Manager for Bunting Magnetics Co.

Mike Knapek was promoted to CEO of Yaskawa America, Inc.

Bob Brotzki was promoted to Chief Operating Officer for Schneider Packaging Equipment Co.

Multivac hired Jason Edwards as Product Manager—Rollstock and Cody Allen as Field Service Technician, Northeast Region.

Achievements

Sick’s microScan3 safety laser scanner received the Red Dot Award, the international accolade recognizing outstanding design quality.

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