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The latest issue of Machinery Matters – a resource brought to you by APPMA in partnership with PKN – has just been published and is available for online viewing here.

In this issue we highlight all the events, activities and opportunities available to visitors and exhibitors at APPMA's flagship trade show AUSPACK 2019. We take a closer look at what some of the APPMA members have been up to, including the appointment of a new CEO for tna, the acquisition of the Adaptapack assets from the now defunct Walls Machinery and their integration into Foodmach, and the opening of the new Axelent facility in Adelaide. We also profile long-standing APPMA member CPS, and cover the work Fibre King has completed for fast-growing craft brewer Balter Brewing 

And don't forget to take a look at the AUSPACK front cover on PKN, which incorporates an augmented reality experience. Just download the AUSPACK2019 app, scan the cover and you're set to watch the machinery on the cover 'switch on'.

Food & Drink Business

MD & CEO of The a2 Milk Company, Jayne Hrdlicka, has stepped down. Hrdlicka said the reality of the company's growth trajectory would mean the role was “too difficult to manage” with her other commitments.

Bubs Australia Ltd has announced it raised $30 million before costs from a share placement to new and existing investors. The shares were sold at $0.95 per share here and overseas.

Pernod Ricard Winemakers has become the first major wine company in Australia to source all of its electricity from 100 per cent renewable energy.