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Amcor Flexibles accomplished its acquisition of Zhongshan Tiancai Packaging Co.

Duravant obtained Hamer, LLC, increasing its achieve with packaging gear and methods.

Ecolean opened a regional headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

WestRock Co. was declared by MeadWestvaco Corp. and Rock-Tenn Co. as the title for the new organization pending completion of their merger.

ABB has began generating robots in the U.S., making it the very first worldwide industrial robotics organization to fully commit and make investments in a North American robotics producing facility. The business produced the announcement at the opening of a new robotics plant at its place in Auburn Hills, MI.

PaperWorks Industries, Inc. obtained CanAmPac, Napanee, Ontario, Canada.

Iggesund Paperboard is growing distribution in the U.S., making its flagship item Invercote accessible coastline to coastline.

FOX IV Systems introduced the TwinPrint® Print and Use with 2ST™ engineering printer-applicators, the subsequent technology of its TwinPrint® twin-sided label printer-applicators. The release follows a new agreement with NCR to license its 2ST printing technology to FOX IV.

A HepcoAutomation partnership agreement will expand Kuka Robotics activities in basic automation.

Berlin Packaging released the industry’s very first High quality Support Division committed to helping customers reduce waste, enhance operational performance, and bolster high quality systems.

Coveris Holdings, S.A. acquired New Zealand-primarily based Elldex Packaging Solutions.

Pregis LLC implemented training initiatives to assistance up coming-generation packaging professionals. Initiatives contain student internships, mentoring, tools/content donations, and event sponsorships.


Franck Vidal was named Vice President of Sales and Marketing and advertising at Fowler Products, div. of Professional Mach.

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging appointed Timothy Julian Vice President of Sales, Americas, and Frits van Gastel Global Director of High quality.

Susan Selke was named Director of the Michigan Condition College School of Packaging.

Intelligrated appointed Russ Mellott Vice President, Computer software Revenue and promoted Bruce Sudler to Revenue Supervisor, Midwest Regional Sales and Operations.

Bart Nollet was appointed Regional Product sales Director, EMEA (Europe, Center East, and Africa) location.

Irene Low was hired as Company Improvement Leader for Multisorb Systems.

Andrew Dougherty was promoted to Vice President of Member Providers for PMMI.

Aldo Arcieri was employed as Latin The usa Revenue Supervisor for Roberts PolyPro, div. of Professional Mach.

Craig Johnston was appointed Southeastern Regional Revenue Supervisor for Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc.

Robert Black joined Omron Automation & Safety as President & CEO.

Leo Zweig joined TricorBraun as Director of Supply Chain Administration, Western Division.

Eriez announced the following new appointment and promotions: Lukas Guenthardt was appointed Government Vice President, International Technique & Improvement Mike Mankosa was promoted to Govt Vice President-Global Technology and Tim Gland was promoted to Director-Erie Functions.

Tobin Haas was appointed Director of Company Improvement for T.H.E.M.


ARPAC was awarded Yaskawa’s 2014 Innovation Award for Exceptional Programs of Robotic Technologies.


Movement Controls Robotics received the 2014 Revenue and Leadership Award and the Outstanding Revenue Progress Award from Fanuc.

Multi-Conveyor was introduced with ACUITY Insurance’s Security Award for organizations that exemplify the partnership with ACUITY that assists make certain a safe place of work.