Supplier news: International agreements

IWKA AG (Karlsruhe, Germany) has taken over the packaging technology div. of Jagenberg AG (Düsseldorf, Germany). Concurrently, IWKA has sold its defense technology div.

to DeTec AG (Ratingen, Germany).—Pactiv Corp. (Lake Forest, IL) has acquired Intl. Pack Air Systems, Ltd. (Hoxne, Suffolk, U.K.).—KoSa (Houston, TX) has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire Celanese AG’s (Frankfurt, Germany) polyester operations in Millhaven, Ontario, Canada. —Graham Packaging Latin America LLC, a subsidiary of Graham Packaging Co. L.P. (York, PA), has entered into an agreement with Industrias Innopack S.A. de C.V. (Mexico City, Mexico) to form a new co., Graham Innopack de Mexico (Mexico City, Mexico).—Systronics, Inc. (Norcross, GA) has merged with Lasor AG (Bielefeld, Germany), and will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Lasor under the name Lasor/Systronics Inc.—IIMAK (Amherst, NY) has formed an alliance with Inpress Sistemas e Automacao Ltda. (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) to establish a new co., IIMAK Brasil Ltda. (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), which will convert and distribute thermal-transfer ribbons used in bar-code and tag-and-label printers.—Weyerhaeuser Co. (Federal Way, WA) has completed its acquisition of MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada).—Centrexpo S.p.A. (Milan, Italy) has purchased a 36% share in Ipack-Ima srl (Milan, Italy).—Hoover Materials Handling Group, Inc. (Alpharetta, GA) has joined forces with Mamor® Intl. to become the exclusive manufacturer of the Mamor SM6 and SM7 IBCs in North America.—Willett Intl. (London, England) and Union Trade Corp. (San Francisco, CA) have formed Willett Korea (Seoul, Korea), a joint venture to market, sell, service and support Willett solutions to customers in the Republic of Korea

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