| Business function | Shawbrook Bank | Brentwood | United Kingdom
Esterform Packaging boosts delivery for beverage and food industry with £26m funding package from Shawbrook Bank
- Esterform Packaging Limited (EPL) is a leading supplier of PET preforms and containers for the beverage, food and household markets in the UK.
- Combining a refinance and cashflow loan facility, the £26m funding package from Shawbrook enables EPL to exit its current funder agreement and increase…
Krones improves profitability in first quarter of 2020 despite slightly lower revenue
- Revenue decreased due to the initial effects of the COVID-19 situation by 4.2% year-on-year to €942.0 million between January and March 2020.
- Overall economic uncertainties have significantly impacted customers’ investment confidence regarding new projects, especially since March 2020.…
| Business function | ENGEL | Schwertberg | Austria
ENGEL: Current information on the Corona virus
ENGEL has resumed production, manufacture and assembly in its Austrian plants. The two machine plants in Schwertberg and St. Valentin and the robot plant in Dietach were ramped up as planned after the Easter holidays. Some of the offices are also working on site again.
| Business function | RECycling of Used Plastics Limited | Peterborough | United Kingdom
Use of black plastic in UK packaging continues to drop
RECOUP has released the 2020 update to its Black Plastic Packaging Forum report, updating figures and guidance around the use of black plastic in packaging in the UK. The report, produced as part of RECOUP’s Black Plastic working group, estimates that black packaging used in the UK has dropped from…
| Business function | Agr International | Butler, PA | United States
Agr: Coronavirus Update
In many production facilities, Agr's equipment fulfills a key role in ensuring that containers meet quality, performance and safety standards. In this challenging time, the company continues to work hard to support customers around the world in their endeavors to provide essential products, while…
| Business function | Henkel | Düsseldorf | Germany
Henkel donates around 50,000 liters of disinfectant
As part of its global solidarity program in the fight against the corona crisis, Henkel has announced that it will provide production capacities at short notice in order to produce disinfectants. Within just one week, the company converted a production facility at its Düsseldorf site and produced…
| Business function | S&P Global Platts | London | United Kingdom
S&P Global Platts to assess prices for US plastic PET bottle recycling
New US post-consumer PET bottle assessments add price transparency amid increasing market demand for recycled plastics - S&P Global Platts, the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, today announced the launch of three new daily spot…
| Business function | Nestlé | Vevey | Switzerland
Nestlé highlights innovation, digitalization and sustainability in 2019 Annual Report
Nestlé published its Annual Report for 2019. The Annual Report contains Nestlé’s Annual Review including Creating Shared Value highlights. It also contains the Corporate Governance & Compensation Reports and the Financial Statements, which were first published on February 13, 2020, and remain…
| Business function | SIPA | Vittorio Veneto | Italy
Zoppas family supports the purchase of 15 intensive care units
The Zoppas family is close to those fighting the emergency of Coronavirus. Through the companies Società Acqua Minerale San Benedetto S.p.A., Irca S.p.A. and Sipa S.p.A., has supported the purchase of 15 intensive care units for the hospitals located in the region.
| Business function | Ring Container Technologies | Oakland, TN | United States
Finding PET packaging solutions through a collaborative approach
There are many unmet consumer needs and areas for improvement in the pet packaging space. Ring Container previously discussed the prominent pain points of this industry, and walked through potential opportunities.
Facts & Figures
Krones plans to pay a dividend of €0.75 per share for 2019
- Krones publishes 2019 Annual Report and confirms preliminary figures.
- Consolidated revenue up 2.7% in 2019 to €3.96 billion. Order intake, at €4.08 billion, up 3.2% year-on-year.
- EBT margin is 1.1% (previous year: 5.3%). EBT margin of 2.8% without one-time effects in line with guidance of around…