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New MD lands ‘dream job’ with robotics and automation manufacturer

ROBOTICS and automation specialist RMGroup has announced the appointment of Mark Tucker as its new managing director, succeeding Edward Rees who becomes chairman. He brings...

Scottish packaging specialist confirms four-day working week for staff

THE UPAC Group is set to formalise a four-day working week for employees after 'extensive' research found no evidence of any drop in productivity. The...

E-commerce boom brings opportunities for co-packers

CONTRACT packaging specialist WePack has revealed the e-commerce boom is resulting in co-packers having to take stock of their packaging solutions to take account...

BCMPA appoints new membership & marketing director

EMMA Verkaik has been appointed membership & marketing director at the BCMPA (Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics). Since joining the team as...

Coveris opens new lab to support R&D into sustainable solutions

COVERIS has opened a new film science lab at its Winsford films facility in Cheshire. The firm said the new hub will support the 'accelerated'...

DS Smith appoints new UK recycling MD

DS Smith has appointed Andy Berrisford to the role of UK managing director for recycling. He will be tasked with helping customers to reduce waste...

Tobacco-style marketing restrictions could be ‘catastrophic’ for brands

THE marketing restrictions faced by the tobacco industry could lead to a $521 billion loss to businesses if extended to other sectors, a new...

Smurfit Kappa launches UK e-commerce packaging lab

SMURFIT Kappa has opened an International Safe Transfer Association (ISTA) certified lab at its new e-commerce facility in Northampton. The firm said the move brings...

Smurfit Kappa confirms €24 million investment project

SMURFIT Kappa has unveiled plans to invest €24 million in a project to expand its corrugated plant in Rethel, France. The packaging giant explained that...

James Jones & Sons completes acquisition of UK Pallet Collars

LARBERT-based James Jones & Sons, a provider of pallet and packaging solutions and owner of Billington (International), has announced the acquisition of UK Pallet...