Windmöller & Hölscher – Expanding market position in 2017

(From left to right:) The Board of the W&H Group: Dr. Jürgen Vutz, managing partner and CEO; Peter Steinbeck, managing partner and chief sales officer; and Theodor Determann, chief financial officer. (Source: W&H)
GERMANY • In 2017, manufacturer of machinery and converting equipment for the production of flexible packaging, expanded its leading market position in all three of its product areas: extrusion, printing and converting.

Amut/Erema – Open house: From PET bottles straight to packaging

Michael Buchberger, sales manager, and Christoph Wöss, business development manager, in front of the Vacurema in the production hall at Erema (Source: Erema)
ITALY • Both companies invite guests to experience the closed material loop of PET first-hand from 28 to 31 May 2018. Washed post-consumer PET bottle flakes will be recycled live at the Amut headquarters in Novara, Italy, to make food contact grade thermoforming sheet in a direct process.

Constantia Flexibles – Investment at Vietnamese plant

Quinn Ryan Mattingly
Oai Hung Manufacturing Joint Stock Co. is Constantia Flexibles’ subsidiary in Vietnam and the company’s largest supplier of Aluminum based blister foil (Source: Constantia Flexibles)
AUSTRIA • The Group’s pharma division is investing in new technology at its flexible packaging subsidiary. Ho Chi Minh City-based Oai Hung Manufacturing Joint Stock Co. will install a new printing machine and a laminator that represent a single-digit million euro investment.

Asahi Photoproducts – David Galton recognised by EFIA for outstanding contribution

Paul Brown Imaging Ltd
(Left to right:) Mark McKee (managing director JFM Plates), Dr David Galton and Hal Cruttenden at the awarding ceremony in Birmingham (Source: Asahi Photoproducts)
UK • The company’s European Sales Director, Dr David Galton has been recognised by the European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) for his outstanding contribution to the flexo industry. This lifetime achievement award is the highest honour awarded by EFIA. The EFIA Awards 2018 were held at The Vox Centre in Birmingham, on 14th March.