keyboard_arrow_upSymrise continues growth track at accelerated pace
keyboard_arrow_downSymrise continues growth track at accelerated pace

Symrise AG accelerated its growth course in the third quarter, achieving overall a considerable increase in sales and earnings for the nine-month period. This positive trend was driven by strong demand across all segments. Symrise increased its sales organically by 6.5 percent in the first nine months of the year. Organic growth was particularly dynamic […]

keyboard_arrow_upLab Innovations 2017 celebrates another triumph
keyboard_arrow_downLab Innovations 2017 celebrates another triumph

On 2 November, Lab Innovations celebrated the end of another extremely successful show at the NEC, Birmingham, UK, involving over 130 exhibitors and over 2500 visitors. Suppliers and manufacturers rubbed shoulders with existing and prospective customers over the two days, sharing novel ideas and discussing creative solutions to day-to-day laboratory challenges. Visitor Denise Rooney, managing […]

keyboard_arrow_upSenior appointment at Ishida enhances support in central and eastern Europe
keyboard_arrow_downSenior appointment at Ishida enhances support in central and eastern Europe

Leading packing line solutions specialist Ishida Europe has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Robert Kaluza as general manager, central and eastern Europe.

keyboard_arrow_upTop trends for 2017/2018 from the 16th Ask Afrika Orange Index Awards
keyboard_arrow_downTop trends for 2017/2018 from the 16th Ask Afrika Orange Index Awards

At the same time that Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba was issuing his bleak interim budget, the news was announced that South Africa’s private sector service delivery is at an all-time high. 

keyboard_arrow_upCompetition Tribunal gives greenlight to Capitalworks R907 million acquisition of Sovereign Foods
keyboard_arrow_downCompetition Tribunal gives greenlight to Capitalworks R907 million acquisition of Sovereign Foods

Sovereign Foods announced on 2 November that the South African Competition Tribunal has approved Capitalworks’ acquisition of Sovereign Foods.

keyboard_arrow_upSymrise to present taste inspirations for the Middle East and North Africa
keyboard_arrow_downSymrise to present taste inspirations for the Middle East and North Africa

Symrise will present taste solutions for the cuisine of the Middle East and North Africa with a focus on natural raw materials from the region at Gulfood Manufacturing. From 31 October to 2 November 2017, the company will present at the trade show in Dubai. The event is the centerpiece of the culinary world in […]

keyboard_arrow_upSovereign Foods shareholders approve R12 offer and delisting from JSE
keyboard_arrow_downSovereign Foods shareholders approve R12 offer and delisting from JSE

Sovereign Foods announced the outcome of the special general meeting of shareholders held on 9 October 2017.

keyboard_arrow_upNiceLabel’s webinar recording and presentation
keyboard_arrow_downNiceLabel’s webinar recording and presentation

In a recent NiceLabel webinar, Ken Moir, VP marketing and Janez Sodja, enterprise sales manager discuss the impact of digital transformation of labelling in the food and beverage industry. A case study showcased a large company that is leveraging labelling for their competitive advantage. The webinar recording and presentation  has been shared for viewing:

keyboard_arrow_uptna’s new energy efficient freezer fan reduces energy consumption
keyboard_arrow_downtna’s new energy efficient freezer fan reduces energy consumption

tna has introduced a new energy-efficient fan design for its Ferguson ener-freeze® FFV 3 to reduce energy consumption by more than 30 percent, providing French fry manufacturers with a more cost-effective and sustainable freezing solution. Featuring the latest airflow technology, the Ferguson ener-freeze FFV 3 is able to evenly freeze a variety of potato products […]

keyboard_arrow_upWater crisis puts plant operating efficiencies under pressure
keyboard_arrow_downWater crisis puts plant operating efficiencies under pressure

As South Africa’s water resources dwindle under endemic drought and rapid urbanisation, it is imperative that water efficiency be achieved in the plants and processes that deliver drinking water and waste treatment facilities, through the installation of effective and efficient process controllers and systems.

keyboard_arrow_upBarentz International acquires Finnish Leipurin’s meat industry unit
keyboard_arrow_downBarentz International acquires Finnish Leipurin’s meat industry unit

Barentz, an international leader in the distribution of high-quality ingredients, announced the acquisition of Finnish Leipurin’s Meat Industry Unit. The acquisition will widen Barentz’s ingredients portfolio dedicated to the meat industry, and strengthen the company’s market share in the Nordic region.

keyboard_arrow_upSouth African labelling company attains highest global standards certification
keyboard_arrow_downSouth African labelling company attains highest global standards certification

Redfern Labels, an exhibitor at Propak Cape recently announced the successful completion of its BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials certification. The company is also certified in the BRC Global Standards Traded Goods Module.

keyboard_arrow_upMeat Review targets SA meat processors
keyboard_arrow_downMeat Review targets SA meat processors

Following on the heels of the successful launch of Bakery Review in March, the Food Review team are happy to announce the very first edition of Meat Review. The publication aims to provide specialised content for processors in the red meat and poultry industry. Click here to access all the latest ingredient information, technology and […]

keyboard_arrow_upBrenntag strengthens chemical distribution in South Africa
keyboard_arrow_downBrenntag strengthens chemical distribution in South Africa

Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution has officially founded Brenntag South Africa. Following the merger of the separate operating entities Lionheart, Plastichem, Multilube and Warren Chem Specialities, Brenntag South Africa was officially launched on1 October 2017. The business includes chemical distribution and services in life science (food, nutrition, pharma and personal care), material […]

keyboard_arrow_upNederburg shines at London’s International Wine & Spirit competition
keyboard_arrow_downNederburg shines at London’s International Wine & Spirit competition

The winery has come away with a gold outstanding medal and eight golds from the 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London.  The gold outstanding, the competition’s highest medal honour, went to the 2013 vintage of Nederburg’s Private Bin Edelkeur. The renowned noble late harvest, made from botrytised Chenin Blanc, has earned Nederburg considerable […]

keyboard_arrow_upTo new beginnings…
keyboard_arrow_downTo new beginnings…

The Polystyrene Packaging Council, a product recovery organisation (PRO) for expanded polystyrene and high impact polystyrene in South Africa is changing its corporate name to the Polystyrene Association of South Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upWatch the NiceLabel free webinar for high-margin opportunities
keyboard_arrow_downWatch the NiceLabel free webinar for high-margin opportunities

Food and beverage manufacturers are under pressure to transform in order to compete in an increasingly challenging environment. Modern label management systems enable a holistic approach for digital transformation of label and marking processes and have become one of the key success factors in the attempts to streamline their processes. 

keyboard_arrow_upSymrise again certified as green
keyboard_arrow_downSymrise again certified as green

The German Association for Sustainability, has again certified Symrise as a green company. The association stated that the fragrance and flavouring manufacturer satisfied international requirements of the Global Conformance Program.  Symrise is therefore allowed to use the Green Company label over the next three years.

keyboard_arrow_upSew-Eurodrive builds on its East African presence
keyboard_arrow_downSew-Eurodrive builds on its East African presence

The company is building on its presence in Tanzania, its main hub in Eastern Africa, by opening a new office in Kenya, and commencing with a recruitment drive for Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

keyboard_arrow_upFrutarom acquires UK flavours company F&E in US$19.5m deal
keyboard_arrow_downFrutarom acquires UK flavours company F&E in US$19.5m deal

Frutarom has acquired all of UK company Flavours & Essences (F&E) for US$19.5 million.

keyboard_arrow_upTransforming agricultural education through technology
keyboard_arrow_downTransforming agricultural education through technology

For decades, African governments have used varying policy instruments to improve farming productivity. Most subsistence and small-scale farmers continue to use traditional tools and processes, resulting in poor yield improvements.

keyboard_arrow_upSacmi produce first-rate financial results
keyboard_arrow_downSacmi produce first-rate financial results

Sacmi recently produced one of its best financial results since inception. Revenues from sales and services amounted to €1.4 billion, about 40 million more than in 2015, and a net worth of €642 million.

keyboard_arrow_upPETCO celebrates women’s achievements this month
keyboard_arrow_downPETCO celebrates women’s achievements this month

August is the month for celebrating women and PETCO raises the flag for the phenomenal contribution women make to the South African recycling sector, demonstrating leadership, business acumen and strategic thinking. Two extraordinary women are amongst other entrepreneurs who were honoured at the PETCO AGM recently. This was for their contribution to PET recycling in South Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upNew international sales manager for Hugo Beck
keyboard_arrow_downNew international sales manager for Hugo Beck

Manufacturer of horizontal flowpack, film packaging and post-print processing machines, Hugo Beck has appointed Mario Möginger as its international sales manager.  The position will see Möginger provide cross-sector sales support with a specific focus on applications in the automation and flowpack sectors.

keyboard_arrow_upReaching new heights
keyboard_arrow_downReaching new heights

The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) announced that Easy Packaging Solutions (EPS), a converter in the French packaging market, is the newest licensee of Dow’s PacXpert Packaging Technology. As a licensee, EPS will be authorised to manufacture and sell the PacXpert technology across Southern Europe, in France, Italy, Spain and Belgium.

keyboard_arrow_upFuturelife gets kids excited about their health
keyboard_arrow_downFuturelife gets kids excited about their health

Leading functional food brand, Futurelife, has launched a national Educational School Nutritional Programme to run at primary and high schools across the country; and is designed to teach healthy eating habits from a young age to improve children’s health in the long term, as most lifestyle behaviours develop during childhood. A total of 35 schools will be visited in 2017, with a bigger roll out planned for 2018.

keyboard_arrow_upUsed cartons now recyclable in South Africa
keyboard_arrow_downUsed cartons now recyclable in South Africa

Juice and milk cartons have long been one of the contributors to waste in South Africa’s landfill sites. In what is a major development for the South African paper and packaging recycling market, Mpact Recycling is pleased to announce that liquid cartons are now recyclable.

keyboard_arrow_upAlbany Bakeries to launch R350 million new bakery in Bellville
keyboard_arrow_downAlbany Bakeries to launch R350 million new bakery in Bellville

Albany Bakeries (Albany) is proud to announce the launch of R350 million investment into a new bakery in Bellville. The investment includes the building of a brand-new plant and an upgrade of interiors of the existing plant. Albany Bakeries in Bellville was established in 1970 as a venture between Tiger Oats and National Milling.

keyboard_arrow_upPioneer Foods puts more than money where its mouth is
keyboard_arrow_downPioneer Foods puts more than money where its mouth is

Pioneer Foods’ award-winning maize brand, White Star will set a record by hosting South Africa’s biggest breakfast on 29 July. Two live events will be hosted in Johannesburg and Durban simultaneously, and the entire country has been challenged to enjoy a bowl of White Star Instant Porridge to participate in this record-breaking attempt.

keyboard_arrow_upCelebrate the goodness of baking
keyboard_arrow_downCelebrate the goodness of baking

A new supplement for the local bakery and confectionery has been launched. Bakery Review aims to bring you all the latest ingredient information, technology launches and software updates that affect the sector. Join the innovation revolution and see what makes this vibrant and growing sector tick.