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).
Haier Group has agreed to buy the General Electric (GE) appliances business for $5.4bn in a deal which would be one of the largest acquisitions by a Chinese company of a US firm, and the largest by an overseas electronics business.
Winners of the World Class Manufacturing award at The Manufacturer MX Awards 2015, Accolade Wines welcomed Victoria Fitzgerald to its factory in Bristol for a taste of why it reigned supreme in the World Class category on the night.
SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2016 (SWW16) - Day 1:
The call for General Session doors to open at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center in Dallas came just after 8:00am. Seconds later, spurred on by the thunderous sounds of AC/DC, the world’s best engineers quite literally sprinted (see circa the 28 second mark in the top video) through Hall D to claim their seats at one of the biggest shows in design technology.
Karan Bilimoria weathered many storms on his way to creating the world-beating Cobra Beer brand. Now, as Lord Bilimoria, he is taking on a government with which he has profound differences. Victory in this battle is not quite so certain, as he told Nick Peters.
US cigarette company Philip Morris has been unsuccessful in its challenge of Australia’s plain packaging laws after an international arbitral tribunal dismissed the multinational’s claims that plain packaging was in breach of the Australia-Hong Kong bilateral investment treaty signed in 1993.