This year participation of Russian businesses is more significant

29.01.2013 Section: Intervue

The Upakovka/Upak Italia 2013 regular international trade fair has opened in Exporcentre Krasnaya Presnya. Project Manager Svetlana Kleyman will relate as to whether there is anything new that visitors may expect at the exhibition this year.

The Upakovka/Upak Italia 2013 fair will be held for the twenty-first time. This is impressive in our turbulent age. Please tell how it all started. How, in your opinion, the exhibition has been changing with time?

Indeed, the first year the exhibition was held was the far-off 1976. The matter in question was German and Italian national expositions showcasing European machine engineering achievements. At the time there was no packaging industry in Russia in the modern sense of the word, let alone exhibitions in this line of business. Ten years after, apart from German and Italian participants, the exhibition sees companies from other countries. Over time Russian producers also came to be able to manifest something worth seeing and competitive with foreign manufacturers of packing machinery. Today companies from over twenty countries of the world take part in the Upakovka/Upak Italia 2013 trade show.

Gabriel-Chemie in the Interplastica 2013

28.01.2013 Section: Press releases

Krones repositions itself in the fields of material flow technology and intralogistics

14.01.2013 Section: News of branch

Krones, the world’s market leader for beverage filling and packaging technology, has acquired a 26 % stake in Klug GmbH, a German company located in Teunz, Bavaria, which as a system supplier has since 1995 been supplying intralogistical solutions featuring software systems developed in-house.

In 2011 Klug GmbH achieved a turnover of about 25 million euros and is a profitable company with around 250 people on its payroll. Krones intends to upsize its stake in the medium term, with the aim of eventually acquiring a majority of the stock. This option has also been contractually guaranteed.

The price for the minority holding of 26 % is in the medium single-figure million-euros range. To coincide with its stock purchase, Krones has concluded a cooperation agreement with Klug and will in future be able to offer its clients full-coverage intralogistical solutions through its new partner.

In view of this alliance, Krones’ Executive Board has decided to discontinue during the course of the 2013 business year the firm’s own operations in the fields of material flow technology and intralogistics, in which the company employs about 70 people. Through the cooperative arrangements, Klug will continue to offer Krones’ clients holistically conceived solutions for their intralogistical operations.

Eisai Machinery becomes Bosch

14.01.2013 Section: News of branch

As of January 1, 2013, the Eisai Machinery companies in Germany, China and North America were renamed to Bosch Inspection Technology.

At the same time, Bosch Packaging Technology K.K. in Japan and its Japanese subsidiary Eisai Machinery Co., Ltd. completed their merger into Bosch Packaging Technology K.K. With this move, Bosch Packaging Technology, one of the leading suppliers of processing and packaging technology, has completed the next step in the integration process of its subsidiary Eisai Machinery into the worldwide Bosch network. Inspection technology is used in the area of liquid pharmaceuticals, for instance with ampoules, pre-filled syringes or vials, as well as in the production of solid pharmaceuticals such as tablets. The name Eisai Machinery remains unchanged for the present as product brand of Bosch Packaging Technology.

As a result of the incorporation, Bosch Packaging Technology K.K. now runs offices in Tokyo and Osaka and production sites in Funabashi and Honjo. The merger further strengthens Bosch's position in the Japanese market. “By bundling our competencies, uniting our employees and consolidating our portfolios, we make use of the existing synergies. We are certain that both our customers and Bosch will greatly benefit from the integration,” Joachim Baczewski, president of Bosch Packaging Technology K.K. in Japan, explained.

Long before the acquisition of Eisai Machinery by Bosch in April 2012, both companies maintained successful business relationships and completed many joint projects. Newly merged Bosch Packaging Technology K.K. benefits from those experiences and long established customer relations. “We will synchronize the advantages we have on both sides to develop even better solutions for our customers,” said Kenji Hanawa, former President of Eisai Machinery Co., Ltd., who has taken on the position as Vice President Inspection Technology. Bosch aims at becoming the number one partner for processing, packaging and inspection technology, as well as retail and after-market service in Japan. The merger is an important step in this direction.

In parallel with the merger in Japan, Eisai Machinery sites in Germany, China and North America have been renamed to Bosch Inspection Technology. “The renaming underlines our strategy of offering highest inspection technology competence from one source,” Baczewski explained. Customers from both Bosch and Eisai Machinery will continue to receive the accustomed machinery range and product quality.

BRADMAN LAKE at the UPAKOVKA / UPAK ITALIA 2013

18.12.2012 Section: News of branch

The UPAKOVKA / UPAK ITALIA 21st annual International Trade Fair Packaging Machinery, Food Processing, Packaging Production and Packaging Material will be held in Moscow, on January 29 - February 1, 2013. We would like to invite you to visit our Booth # 22B18, Hall # 2 to discuss your packaging machinery requirements, and review our ability to secure and improve your profitability.

“UPAKOVKA/UPAK ITALIA has become the leading platform for a dynamic industry. The trade visitors know that there is no other event in the whole of Russia where they can get such a complete overview of what is available internationally and this is the only place where they will get the opportunity to experience innovative systems in operation.”

New technologies, processing and packaging solutions: UPAKOVKA/UPAK ITALIA is a trendsetter for the Russian market

18.12.2012 Section: Press releases

At UPAKOVKA/UPAK ITALIA exhibitors from over 20 countries will be showing what matters in the industry: Technological innovations on the one hand, optimisation of proven machines and processes on the other. The key area of focus is the presentation of complete production process chains. Here, the trend is tending towards integrated concepts as opposed to isolated, individual solutions.

UPAKOVKA/UPAK ITALIA therefore provides a window on the complete value creation chain: From packaging manufacturers and imprinting onto packaging right through to converting and finishing. This makes UPAKOVKA/UPAK ITALIA the most important exhibition for the industry in Russia and the neighbouring GUS countries.

ROVEMA acquires RS Pack

18.12.2012 Section: News of branch

In October 2012 RS Pack GmbH located in Fernwald near Giessen will become part of the ROVEMA group.

RS Pack GmbH manufactures baggers for special applications and has extensive expertise in the modernisation and refurbishment of used bagging machines. The acquisition of RS Pack extends the range of services offered by the globally active ROVEMA group to the market in used packaging machines. In addition to their range of new machines, it will in future offer overhauls and refurbishment of used machines to customers.

Record: Steinecker builds one of the world’s biggest lauter tuns

18.12.2012 Section: News of branch

Krones’ Steinecker plant is currently manufacturing the biggest brewing vessel in its history: a stainless steel lauter tun called “Pegasus C”, measuring 14 metres in diameter and weighing around 70 tons.

The “Pegasus C”, in which during the brewing process after mashing the liquid wort is separated from the solid spent grains, holds 144,000 litres of liquid with a fill level of one metre. It belongs to a huge order placed by one of the world’s premier beverage producers, as part of a modernisation project for a prestigious, long-established brewery in Dublin, and covering three complete brewing lines. Together with two more lauter tuns, each 11.5 metres in diameter, the “Pegasus C” will in future constitute the heart of the brewery. On-site commissioning will be completed towards the end of 2013, after which the client will possess Europe’s largest brewing facility.

In order to meet the tight deadline, the staff at Krones’ Steinecker plant worked three shifts for about six weeks on the “Pegasus C”. This lauter tun is basically a standard model; what’s unusual about it, though, is its massive size and the polished insulating hood stipulated by the client. It’s only been possible to produce such large brewing vessels at Krones’ Steinecker plant in Freising since the beginning of 2012, when the new pickling shop was completed. The two parts of the 14-metre lauter tun were riveted and polished, and after that separated again for pickling and transport. Together with the transport frame, each part will measure 7.50 x 14.30 metres.

Ferrostaal is strengthening its strategic sales alliance with RYOBI in Germany and Eastern Europe

18.12.2012 Section: News of branch

Ferrostaal will become the new master distributor in Germany, Russia, Belarus, the Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic states for RYOBI, one of the biggest manufacturers of sheet-fed offset printing systems in the world. Ferrostaal is thus continuing to extend its portfolio in the printing systems sector. “The development of this cooperation, which has lasted for more than 15 years, shows the trust which RYOBI has in Ferrostaal as a long-term partner,” says Dr. John Benjamin Schroeder, member of the executive board of Ferrostaal GmbH.

In 1996 Ferrostaal started the cooperation with RYOBI and is today RYOBI’s exclusive sales and service partner in South Africa, North and South America and the Middle East. “The expansion to the German and Eastern European markets means we are now a global player in the printing systems business. We look forward to being able to strengthen our sales activities for RYOBI, especially as the new sales region is a growth market,” explains Bernd Ahlmann, Head of Equipment Solutions at Ferrostaal.

VPK basic the low-cost solution for standard-bag shapes

18.12.2012 Section: News of branch

ROVEMA now offers the vertical bagger VPK basic for "basic" bag shapes such as flat bags and block bottom bags.

The VPK basic is the ideal machine for cost-effective packaging of many different products in standard bags.

The vertical bagger VPK basic with proven ROVEMA machine technology is a robust and relaible production tool. The patented process for the continuous production of bags is the guarantee for high quality bags. Equipped with modern and sophisticated ROVEMA packControl with a touch-screen, the machine offers an undeniable value for money.

The VPK basic can pack a nearly unlimited range of the most diverse products gently and safaly in flat bags or block bottom bags.

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