Industry Watch—January 2019

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the January 2019 issue of Packaging World.

Silgan announces its Free Closures for a Year contest. It will evaluate new product concepts of all food and beverage categories using its stock closures. Three finalists will receive free closures for a year as well as process consultation and a complimentary package evaluation.
PPC Flexible Packaging, LLC acquired Temkin International.
Tetra Pak launched Tetra Pak® Plant Secure, a plant management service that delivers profitability improvements for customers.
Tekni-Plex, Inc., acquired Belgium-based Beyers Plastics.
Sato established Sato Healthcare Switzerland AG.
Krones acquired W.M. Sprinkman Corp.
Memjet announced that France-based MGI Digital Technology integrated Memjet’s DuraLink printing technology into its new AlphaJET B1 Inkjet Printing and Embellishment Press.
Multivac will build a 17,000 sq-ft facility to house its Slicer Business Unit in Germany. Completion is planned for 2020.
Automated Packaging Systems launched an online sustainability resource,, highlighting its commitment to making its processes more environmentally friendly and helping new and existing customers to become more environmentally aware.
Mike Girtman was hired as Director of Product Development for BW Integrated Systems, a Barry-Wehmiller Packaging company.
The OPC Foundation elected Stefan Hoppe, Beckhoff Automation, President and Executive Director and Juergen Weinhofer, Rockwell Automation, to its Board of Directors.
Ryan Falch was named President of LasX Industries and William Dinauer was promoted from President to CEO.
Paul Moore was named Vice President of Sales for PMI KYOTO Packaging Systems.
Tom Sosnoski was named Director of Sales, Western Region, U.S. and Canada, for JLS Automation.
David Foskett joined Butler Automation as Sales Director.
Charles Davis was named CEO of Jones Family of Companies.
Derek Smith was appointed Business Manager, Torayfan® Division, Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
Julie Albrecht was appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Sonoco, effective March 1, 2019.
Clemens Berger will head Bosh Packaging Technology’s Business Unit Food.

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