Manufacturing Today

Anyone in the wholesale packaging or packaging equipment game will tell you that time, value and service are critical. If customers can’t get this vital mix from their supplier they’ll quickly start looking elsewhere.

Packaging solutions supplier Bobst is launching Helpline Plus AR, which it says is the first ever remote assistance service in the packaging industry to incorporate a smart headset with augmented reality (AR) glasses.

A B2B consultant is warning manufacturers that the temptation of being a “customer-centric” business can lead to a loss of revenue, and advises them to look closely at their net margins per customer.

Alf and Nadia Taylor, well-known founders of multinational food processing and packaging equipment manufacturer tna, have been awarded with the 2018 Ethnic Business Award in the medium to large business category.

The global market for packaging machinery will reach an estimated US$42.2 billion by 2021, with the Asia-Pacific region making up the lion’s share, according to a new report looking at global trends impacting the packaging machinery sector.

Big data analytics is already part of the packaging industry, but is about to get a whole lot more important, according to the latest PMMI white paper which examines how manufacturers can use it to transform their businesses.