Yesterday was the Servitization 2016 Conference, an annual event delivered by The Manufacturer Thought Leadership Network. Below is a recap of the day's presentations, which offered real-world examples of the benefits of a service-based business model and the growth companies can derive from embracing it.
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A report released last week has claimed instances of worker exploitation, including child workers, at two palm oil plantations owned and operated by Indonesian food giant Indofood, a producer of PepsiCo branded snack foods.
Global packaging manufacturer Ardagh Group has agreed to acquire metal beverage can manufacturing assets in Europe, Brazil and the US from fellow manufacturing giants Ball Corporation and Rexam for $3.42bn (£2.36bn).