Britvic opts for SIG’s PAC.TRUST solution to digitalize laboratory analysis

BRAZIL – UK-based beverage company Britvic has adopted SIG’s PAC.TRUST solution to digitalize its laboratory analysis processes at its facilities in Brazil. Britvic says it will adopt the Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and Digitalization modules of the PAC.TRUST solution to enable the traceability of internal processes quickly. According to Switzerland-based SIG, the digital solutions will be implemented in operations…

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Nestlé Dolce Gusto launches new compostable-pod coffee machine

BRAZIL – Nescafé Dolce Gusto has rolled out a hot beverage machine concept pegged as a “coffee shop at home, branded Neo. The system’s proprietary technology and home-compostable pods are dubbed the brand’s “most sustainable system to date.” With the ability to connect the machine to a smartphone, consumers can personalize their coffee preparation at a distance. Neo’s new range…

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Smurfit Kappa snaps up PaperBox packaging plant in Brazil

BRAZIL – Irish corrugated packaging company, Smurfit Kappa has agreed to acquire Brazilian packaging plant, PaperBox. The acquisition is anticipated to be finalized by the end of October, subject to regulatory body clearance. The financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. Located in Saquarema, 70km east of Rio de Janeiro, the 50,000m² high-tech industrial park has its own…

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Ardagh Group awards AFRY engineering and consulting services contract

BRAZIL – Ardagh Group has chosen AFRY to provide engineering and consulting services for the new Ardagh Metal Packaging factory and new Ardagh Glass Packaging factory in Brazil. Under the contract, AFRY will be responsible for supply management for the new multi-line beverage can production factory and its detailed engineering services, and basic engineering services for the overall complex. AFRY…

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Crown Holding assists Brazilian beverage player Socorro Bebidas to sustainably expand into Mineral Water

BRAZIL – Leading global supplier of rigid packaging products, Crown Holdings, is leading the sustainable packaging movement in Brazil through its partnership with local suppliers. Recently, in August, the company’s local subsidiary Crown Embalagens Metálicas da Amazônia S.A, partnered with Brazilian beverage producer, Socorro Bebidas (Socorro) to sustainably expand into the mineral water space. Instead of plastic, which is a…

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