Category Archives: Packaging

New manufacturing news website goes live

After over 1000 blogs, the Whats Happening in Manufacturing blog spot has grown up and become the sector’s newest fully functioning 24/7 manufacturing news website. WHIMFING.com (What’s Happening In Manufacturing) boasts “no frills; just facts”. It’s “where busy people who … Continue reading

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Huhtamaki UK found guilty in ‘spiked bike chain’ case

The UK division of the global packaging manufacturer Huhtamaki has been fined for safety failings after a long-serving worker lost a finger in an unguarded chain on a machine. The 54-year-old from Gosport, who does not want to be named, … Continue reading

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111 jobs saved as Pukka takes on Concord

The investment banking firm Duff & Phelps, has confirmed the sale of the business and assets of the Liverpool-based stationery manufacturer Concord Filing to south coast rival Pukka Filing Products (pictured), securing the jobs of 111 employees. The 60 year-old … Continue reading

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UK manufacturing growth stays positive but exports disappoint

UK manufacturing’s heady progress appears to have slowed a little as today’s official production data showed output increasing by a modest 0.4% in October. The manufacture of transport equipment; machinery & miscellaneous equipment and rubber and plastic products all contributed … Continue reading

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UK’s best factories announced

Cranfield School of Management has announced which British factories have been shortlisted for its prestigious 2013 Best Factory Awards (BFAs). The awards programme, now in its 22nd year, celebrates manufacturing excellence in the UK and is run by Cranfield School … Continue reading

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Re Pet wraps up green packaging market

The pet food manufacturer Re Pet has reported 40% year-on-year growth with demand for its food grade packaging “rocketing” after adapting its systems to meet standards set by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The firm, which employs 20 people at … Continue reading

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Rexam savings underpinned by lean manufacturing

The global consumer packaging company and former Best Factory Award winner, Rexam, claims that the application of lean manufacturing and six sigma made a significant contribution towards £26m in savings last year. Reporting on the beverage can manufacturer’s performance, chief … Continue reading

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