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PMMI talks robotics, traceability and retail-ready innovation at interpack

Online platform helps attendees locate PMMI members exhibiting at tradeshow

Reston, Va.-based Packaging Machinery Manufacturer’s Institute (PMMI) used its presence at interpack to address the top trends and challenges impacting the North American manufacturing sector. Kicking off the week-long tradeshow May 8-14 in Düsseldorf, Germany, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies discussed topics including reduced dependence on foreign oil, “Made in the USA” products, robotics, innovations in traceability technologies and retail-ready packaging at its press conference.


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Sazerac to install AS/RS systems in two distilleries

Sazerac becomes first U.S. spirits producer to use AS/RS technology

Sazerac Co., Metairie, La., is scheduled to install automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) and Savanna.Net warehouse management system (WMS) software, provided by York, Pa.-based Westfalia Technologies Inc., in two of its Kentucky distilleries: Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort and The Glenmore Distillery in Owensboro. The Sazerac Co. is the first U.S. spirits producer to use AS/RS technology, according to Westfalia.


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Supplier's News: April 2014

Pro Mach Inc. acquires Ets. André Zalkin & Cie

Pro Mach Inc., Cincinnati, completed its acquisition of global capping machinery manufacturer Ets. André Zalkin & Cie. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Zalkin’s management team and employees will continue to operate from their facilities in Montreuil L’Argillé and Rueil-Malmaison, France.


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Supplier's News: March 2014

Avure Technologies splits into 2 divisions; Crown Holdings releases sustainability report

Avure Technologies, Franklin, Tenn., separated into two distinct operating units: Avure Industrial Division and Avure HPP Equipment and Services Division. Both divisions will operate as separate strategic business units. This separation allows each to focus on customer service, new product development and application support specific to its specialty, the company says. Jeff Williams was named chief executive officer of the HPP Equipment and Services Division, and Jan Söderström will assume the position of chief executive officer of the Avure Industrial Division.


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Supplier's News: January 2014

Wright Global Graphics expands beverage label capabilities

Thomasville, N.C.-based Wright Global Graphics made a $1.5 million investment in an eight-color Mark Andy P5 press to meet the demands of the expanding food and beverage industry. The new press streamlines the label printing and finishing process and allows the company to provide customers with the printed product labels needed to stand out on retail shelves, the company says.


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How beer brands are using social media to connect with consumers

Social media has become a buzzword for not just American consumers but also the business environment. Companies are turning to various social media channels to create brand awareness or possibly boost retail sales. Beer brands also are turning to social media to make their stories heard. Brand Chorus, a division of New York-based TippingGardner, conducted a Beer StoryScore Index for Beverage Industry. StoryScore is a quantitative measure of a brand’s storytelling through social management based on creativity, strategy and personality.

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