keyboard_arrow_upGrowing with the job
keyboard_arrow_downGrowing with the job

The worldwide localisation of service and spare parts management are the main elements in the KHS’ service concept for 2020. The way this works in the field is illustrated by KHS Machines Nigeria (KHS).

keyboard_arrow_upDCM ATN’s machines for paper applications
keyboard_arrow_downDCM ATN’s machines for paper applications

ATN is a printing and converting machine-manufacturing company based in France. The company recently introduced its latest version of Puma surface slitter-rewinder. The machine can be used for paper, Kraft paper, light-and core board, laminates and specific substrates or paper applications. ‘More than 360 units have been installed,’ enthuses DCM ATN’s area sales manager for the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa, Laurent Vizzavona. He indicates that Puma equipment has been used for decades by well-known paper converted brands in Europe and France.

keyboard_arrow_upA shared vision for industrial adhesives
keyboard_arrow_downA shared vision for industrial adhesives

Choosing a well-equipped adhesive supplier to partner with brand owners can be challenging. Several local and international suppliers claim to offer distinct advantages. Global player H.B. Fuller offers customers focused, strategic investment plans to expand its packaging adhesives business on the African continent.

keyboard_arrow_upFood security at risk
keyboard_arrow_downFood security at risk

Drought throughout East Africa has sharply curbed harvests, pushing the price of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels. This poses a heavy burden on households, and holds a special risk for pastoralists in the region.

keyboard_arrow_upQuenching Africa’s thirst for beer
keyboard_arrow_downQuenching Africa’s thirst for beer

Metal Tanks is a dedicated supplier of vessels and processing equipment to the beer industry on the African continent. FOOD MANUFACTURING AFRICA spoke to managing director, Rob MacGregor, about some of the latest trends defining the opaque and clear beer market.

keyboard_arrow_upPromoting PET in the beer industry
keyboard_arrow_downPromoting PET in the beer industry

The previous generation of PET beer bottles were no more than standard carbonated soft drink bottles, with round shoulders, straight bodies and short necks. David Drew, Boxmore’s chief commercial officer discusses the company’s new range of PET beer bottles, designed specifically for the African beer market.

keyboard_arrow_upEducation results in vital baking skills
keyboard_arrow_downEducation results in vital baking skills

Austrian bakery specialist, Haas is engaged in supporting a bakery apprentice workshop and helping needy children in Korogocho, a slum on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. Irene Kapaun, Haas marketing communications and public relations manager, visited Nairobi to report on the project’s progress.

keyboard_arrow_upDriving value and volume in Africa
keyboard_arrow_downDriving value and volume in Africa

Supplying the African markets comes with its own unique set of challenges, says Karel Meyer of Bidvest.

keyboard_arrow_upAn effective solution for sorghum brewery
keyboard_arrow_downAn effective solution for sorghum brewery

Delta Beverages’ Fairbridge Brewery (Delta) in Bulawayo has undergone an extensive upgrade to turn it into a modern facility. The site now offers state of the art brewing and packaging technologies.

keyboard_arrow_upAfriStar Awards hosted at Propak West Africa
keyboard_arrow_downAfriStar Awards hosted at Propak West Africa

The continent-wide AfriStar Awards will take place on 21 September 2016 as a part of Propak West Africa. The trade fair returns in less than three months to Lagos, Nigeria.

keyboard_arrow_upDeveloping economies set to drive growth in dairy and soy
keyboard_arrow_downDeveloping economies set to drive growth in dairy and soy

The global dairy and soy food market will rise from US$617.9 billion in 2015 to US$773.4 billion by 2020, representing a compound annual growth rate of 4.6 per cent, according to consumer insight firm Canadean.

keyboard_arrow_upBoxmore appoints new Mauritius business development manager
keyboard_arrow_downBoxmore appoints new Mauritius business development manager

Mauritian-born Florence Douteau was recently appointed by Boxmore Packaging as business development manager for its Mauritian operation. With a clear mandate to develop a new customer base in the Indian Ocean Islands for the leading packaging solutions business, Douteau aims to focus on building relationships and maintaining customer loyalty.

keyboard_arrow_upDow ready to serve Africa’s flexible packaging needs
keyboard_arrow_downDow ready to serve Africa’s flexible packaging needs

The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) gathered journalists from across Africa at a venue in Johannesburg on 14 April to reveal its latest strategy. The materials manufacturer will be intensifying its presence on the continent, and has already started doing so with the addition on 250 employees to the Dow team across Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upSidel highlights PET liquid packaging innovations at DjazAgro 2016
keyboard_arrow_downSidel highlights PET liquid packaging innovations at DjazAgro 2016

Sidel participated in DjazAgro 2016, one of the Maghreb region's leading international trade shows for the food and beverage industry. Held in Algeria from 18 to 21 April, the exhibition saw the return of Sidel for the ninth year in a row.

keyboard_arrow_upWhy the time is right for expansion into Africa
keyboard_arrow_downWhy the time is right for expansion into Africa

At the Plastics SA conference, which was held on 16 March at Propak Africa 2016, the previous Minister of Public Enterprises, Alec Erwin, encouraged local plastics manufacturers for rethink their approach to doing business in the rest of Africa, and seize the significant opportunities the region holds for business expansion.

keyboard_arrow_upThe best of packaging and printing with Ferrostaal
keyboard_arrow_downThe best of packaging and printing with Ferrostaal

Ferrostaal, a distributor of printing and packaging equipment to the South African market promises to bring a host of innovations to Propak Africa 2016. These include products from Soma Engineering, Reifenhäuser and PlastControl.

keyboard_arrow_upMeet French exhibitors at Propak Africa 2016
keyboard_arrow_downMeet French exhibitors at Propak Africa 2016

Business France has organised a French pavilion at Propak Africa for the second year running. The stand features 15 leading companies in the sector and illustrates the genuine appeal the region holds for French companies.

keyboard_arrow_upFlexible solution to bulk packaging from LC Packaging
keyboard_arrow_downFlexible solution to bulk packaging from LC Packaging

Throughout the continent, and especially southern Africa, an evolution is taking place in transport and the use of bulk bags is steadily on the increase. This form of flexible packaging can greatly benefit food industries. Used as a container to transport dry food and raw ingredients to manufacturers, bulk bags reduce transport cost, limit the amount of space needed in the warehouse and better protect its contents.

keyboard_arrow_upInternational expertise at plastprintpack Nigeria 2016
keyboard_arrow_downInternational expertise at plastprintpack Nigeria 2016

Against the backdrop of increased industrial activities in Nigeria, the trade fair specialists, fairtrade, are organising the second edition of agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria. This international industry gathering is scheduled to take place from 26 to 28 April 2016 at the Landmark Centre on Victoria Island in Lagos.

keyboard_arrow_upNew appointments as GZ Industries prepares for expansion
keyboard_arrow_downNew appointments as GZ Industries prepares for expansion

GZ Industries (GZI), one of West Africa’s largest beverage can manufacturers, welcomed Tom Stephenson as its new CEO in December 2015. Packaging industry veteran, Simon Jennings, took up the role of board chairman.

keyboard_arrow_upConstantia Flexibles acquires Afripack
keyboard_arrow_downConstantia Flexibles acquires Afripack

Constantia Flexibles has successfully completed the acquisition of the South African flexibles packaging group Afripack, after receiving approval from the relevant anti-trust authorities.

keyboard_arrow_upAcquisition to strengthen nut supply in South Africa
keyboard_arrow_downAcquisition to strengthen nut supply in South Africa

Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts (Golden), a subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company, has announced that it has acquired an 80 percent ownership stake in a peanut shelling and storage facility in Jan Kempdorp, South Africa. Golden had been operating the facility under lease since May.

keyboard_arrow_upMoving forward into Africa
keyboard_arrow_downMoving forward into Africa

Unique Flavors is set to double the size of its business in the next five years. It aims to do so by forging an aggressive strategy in Africa through supplying turnkey solutions to the F&B industry. Food Review spoke to managing director and owner Johan Smith about his plans for the future on the eve of the company’s 15th anniversary.

keyboard_arrow_upEmerging middle class wants convenient drinks packages
keyboard_arrow_downEmerging middle class wants convenient drinks packages

This article has been contributed by Penny Ntuli, communications director at Tetra Pak South Africa Africa is a global emerging market and formed by the same forces that shape these markets elsewhere. Juice, nectars, still drinks and dairy are enormously popular as our continent’s population increasingly urbanises and the middle class swells in numbers.

keyboard_arrow_upConstantia Flexibles acquires Afripack
keyboard_arrow_downConstantia Flexibles acquires Afripack

Constantia Flexibles Group is strengthening its position in the sub-Saharan African growth market by acquiring Afripack.

keyboard_arrow_upInsights into packaging for Africa
keyboard_arrow_downInsights into packaging for Africa

The Food Tech conference, held at Africa’s Big Seven (AB7) food and beverage trade show, played host to Tetra Pak’s Gisele Gurgel on 22 June 2015.

keyboard_arrow_upDriving food security improvements
keyboard_arrow_downDriving food security improvements

Favourable policies and investments in agricultural infrastructure have emerged as the major drivers of food-security improvements in sub-Saharan Africa. This is according to results released by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (The EIU’s) 2015 Global Food Security Index (GFSI) annual update.

keyboard_arrow_upADM Cocoa impacts on education and rural development
keyboard_arrow_downADM Cocoa impacts on education and rural development

ADM Cocoa continues to strengthen its commitment to cocoa-growing communities through its Specific Age-Group Education and Empowerment System (SAGE²S) programme. The initiative provides vocational training to young people and trainers and has resulted in the launch of the Rural Family Training and Education Centre (RUFATEC) concept.

keyboard_arrow_upNampak delivers on its strategic objectives
keyboard_arrow_downNampak delivers on its strategic objectives

On 25 March 2015 Nampak announced a series of transactions to deliver on its strategic objective to unlock further value from its base business, as well as progress on its objective to accelerate growth in the rest of Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upPioneer expands into Africa
keyboard_arrow_downPioneer expands into Africa

A majority holding in Nigeria’s Food Concepts was acquiesced to Pioneer Foods, which has at least five more African countries as targets in the pipeline. The US$7 million (approximately R86 million) purchase of a 50.1 per cent stake enables the company to expand beyond South Africa.