Packaging Equipment & Materials

Kaivon Liha manufactures the burgers you could end up buying in Finland

Atria to buy majority stake in Kaivon Liha

By Oscar Rousseau

Finnish meat processor Atria eyes further expansion in its native land with plans to acquire a majority holding in the kebab and burger manufacturer Kaivon Liha.

The investment comes as the price of Atria's meat products fell by 5% in Q1

Atria to reduce labour force at meat plant

By Oscar Rousseau

A multi-million euro investment by Finnish meat processor Atria, at its Nurmo pork processing plant, will lead to an 80-person reduction in staff by the end of the year.

Over 250,000t of food waste could be saved if the CCA hits its reduction target

Cool Chain Association to cut food waste

By Oscar Rousseau

The Cool Chain Association (CCA) – a not-for-profit organisation aiming to improve standards in the chilled food transportation chain – has pledged to slash food wastage by 10% within the next nine years.

Devaluation of the Russian ruble has led to a decline in domestic meat consumption

Russia’s meat giants see profits plummet

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Two of Russia’s largest meat companies experienced a sharp drop in profits in the first quarter of 2016, according to official reports. 

Messe Frankfurt is one of the world's top trade fair organisers, generating €645m in sales

IFFA cements place as leading meat trade show

By Oscar Rousseau

Organisers of Germany’s triennial meat processing machinery trade show IFFA have long claimed it is the “number one for the meat industry” and, on reflection, it’s hard to argue with this.

Friedbert Klefenz of Bosch Packaging Technology hailed the

Bosch boosted by double-digit growth

By Oscar Rousseau

Bosch Packaging Technology has hailed “remarkable” sales growth in a stagnant North American market, where trade increased by nearly a fifth in full-year results for 2015.

GEA's MaxiFormer has an intelligent touch screen interface

IFFA: new-look GEA unveils meat former

By Oscar Rousseau

Engineering corporation GEA launched its MaxiFormer machine at IFFA which has a 1,000mm rotary drum that can quickly and precisely form meat products, such as chicken nuggets.

IFFA is braced to welcome more than 60,000 visitors

IFFA breaks exhibitor record

By Oscar Rousseau

Germany’s triennial meat processing trade show IFFA is expecting to open its doors to a record 1,027 exhibitors, setting a new record of attending companies for the long-running event. 

The polyurethane Flowfresh range has achieved international HACCP certification

Flowcrete takes food safety floor message to Europe

By Oscar Rousseau

UK manufacturer of resin flooring, Flowcrete UK, will embark on a tour of Europe’s food and drink trade shows to highlight why good flooring is important to maintaining food safety and preventing contamination.

This is LIDD – a film solution for the ready meal market. Image courtesy of Parkside

Parkside plans Malaysia investment

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat packaging manufacturer Parkside has announced plans to “invest significantly” in its Malaysia plant to offer its Asian customer base the same products as supplies to its European clients.

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