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Industry Watch

A quick run-down on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people, including NJM's name change to reflect full labeling and line integration services.

MGS Machine Corp. opened a new facility that will expand its capacity to provide more line integration and full system FATs.

Kuka Robotics USA’s headquarters will be relocated to a larger facility in Shelby Township, MI, and Kuka Robotics Canada’s headquarters will relocate to Mississauga, Ontario.

Accutek Packaging Equipment Companies, Inc. opened a factory outlet showroom and service center in Fort Myers, FL.

Catalent Pharma Solutions’ Consumer Health business completed the first phase of a multimillion dollar expansion of its facility in Aprilia, Italy.

ASCO Numatics expanded its Numatics Express shipping program to include pneumatic filters, regulators, and lubricators.

Red Lion Controls acquired Sixnet LLC.

NJM/CLI changed its company name to NJM Packaging, following its acquisition of Jalbert Automation, located in Montreal, Canada. NJM provides equipment manufacturing, solid dose solutions, labeling and complete line integration.


Chesapeake Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Packaging reached an agreement to acquire Cortegra Group, Inc. from Menasha Corp.

Eastman Chemical Co. acquired Scandiflex do Brasil S.A. Indústrias Químicas, a manufacturer of plasticizers located in Mauá, São Paulo, Brazil.

Intelligrated announced the following new appointments: Fernando Meneses and Robert Laguna, key account sales managers, Mexico City operation; Michael Snyder, sales engineer, eastern U.S. regional operations; and Bruce Sudler, senior sales engineer, Midwest U.S. regional operations.

Steve Mulder accepted the position of president of The Aagard Group.

Gary Krause was appointed vice president of global marketing and alliances for Sato.

Richard Chapman was hired as vice president of supply chain for Berlin Packaging.

Richard van Densen was appointed product marketing manager at Key Technology BV.

Martin Sauter joined Optima Group Consumer as sales manager responsible for global distribution of packaging machinery for the food, chemical, and cosmetic industries.

Nick Wilson, president and CEO of Morrison Container Handling Solutions, has received the Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering (PACE) award from Iowa State University’s College of Engineering.

Yaskawa America Inc. achieved a milestone with the manufacturing of its one millionth inverter in the U.S.

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