Industry Watch—December 2016

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


Beckhoff USA opened sales offices in Plano, TX, and Mason, OH.

Frain Industries released results from its “Commitment to Sustainability” initiative for the full year 2015.

Mettler Toledo Product Inspection Div. will build a state-of-the-art facility to accommodate the growth of its business throughout the Americas. The new facility is expected to be completed in late 2017.

Duravant acquired Arpac thus expanding its secondary packaging equipment and integration capabilities.

Huhtamaki agreed to purchase a manufacturing facility in Goodyear, AZ, to set up a new manufacturing and distribution unit to serve the Southwest and West Coast foodservice markets.

Massman Automation Designs, LLC acquired EDL Packaging Engineers, Inc.

WeighPack Systems Inc. moved into its state-of-the-art, 70,000-sq-ft headquarters and manufacturing facility.

Berlin Packaging entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Italy-based Bruni Glass.

Klöckner Pentaplast completed its acquisition of Turkey-based Farmamak.

TricorBraun announced an extensive European expansion via its subsidiary in the U.K. As a reflection of this expansion, the company will change the name from Packaging Design Limited to TricorBraun Limited.

Dutch-based Egeria, a private equity firm, signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Group from an affiliate of Warburg Pincus.

Amcor Flexibles added a press in Milwaukee, allowing flexographic printing, gravue coating, and slitting to occur in a single pass.


Dave Huber was named Director of New Business Development for Verst Group Packaging.

Jack Lee was appointed President of Red Lion Controls.

Rob DeVries was hired as Senior Vice President for Sales for Shurtape.


Constantia Flexibles Clarksville Tennessee won Best Overall Green Business from the Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification programs.

In Memoriam

Jeffery Lammers, Bemis Co, Inc., passed away on September 25, 2016.

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