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Category Archives: Packaging

Beta Glass ends year on a high

Beta Glass Plc, reported a 16% growth in revenue for its full year results ending in December 2017. Sales rose to ₦22bn from ₦19bn in 2016.

The company which makes glass bottles and metal crowns for the beverage industry said that net profit improved 8.3% to ₦4.1bn from ₦3.8bn in the previous year.

Coca-Cola commits to 100% recycled packaging by 2030

Soft drinks giant Coca-Cola announced on Friday an ambitious goal to recycle every bottle or can it produces by 2030.

The firm which operates in over 200 countries and markets more than 500 brands of soft drinks, juices, water and tea admitted its part in littering the environment and a responsibility to tackle the problem.

In a statement released by the company’s chief executive officer, James Quincey, he said “The world has a packaging problem and, like all companies, we have a responsibility to help solve it,” he said.

Nampak year-end result weighed by weak consumer demand, tough operating environment

Nampak Limited, South Africa-based beverage can, bottle and paper producer said that its full year results ending on 30th September were negatively impacted by economic headwinds, leading to decreased consumer spending characterized by trading down, product substitution and downsizing to smaller sizes.

The firm which is Africa’s largest manufacturer of cans, bottles, plastic and paper packaging for the food and beverage industry with operations in several African countries including Nigeria and the UK said that revenue for the 2016/2017 financial year fell 2% to R18.8bn ($1.37bn) with Operating profit before capital profit on sale and leaseback of properties growing 14% to R961m ($70m). However, net profit declined 76% to R356m ($26m), caused by the one-off comparison of R1.36bn ($99m) capital profit on sale and leaseback in 2016.

Coca-Cola to roll out new “Spiral” Fanta PET bottle design

The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) is set to roll out a new “spiral” Fanta PET bottle.

The new PET bottle which was designed by packaging firm Sidel is already available in some European markets but will be rolled out to other markets in the coming months, according to the packaging firm.

Beta Glass appoints Seun Oni as a Non-Executive Director

Beta Glass Plc, the glass bottle and metal crown maker announced on Wednesday the appointment of Seun Oni as an independent non-executive director of the firm.

According to a statement by the firm, Ms. Oni is a Senior Finance Executive, with over 25 years professional experience spanning Assurance & Business Advisory and leading Financial strategies and processes in
multinational organizations.

Beta Glass nine months profit decline despite sustained revenue growth

Beta Glass Plc reported a 22.7% decline in profit for the nine months to the end of September. Profit dropped to ₦2.2bn blamed on a host of cost increases. This is despite reporting a revenue growth of 12% in the period to ₦14.9bn from ₦13.3bn in the previous year.

The glass bottle and metal crowns company said that the third quarter was particularly challenging for the firm with a 30% increase in cost of sales to ₦4.9bn from ₦3.8bn in the previous year. Selling and distribution expenses also grew 2,371% in Q3 to ₦26m while administrative expenses capped it off, rising 35% to ₦365m.

Beta Glass names Zulikat Wuraola Abiola to board as Non-Executive Director

Beta Glass Plc, announced on Wednesday the appointment of Dr. Zulikat Wuraola Abiola to its board as an independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 6th July 2017.

Dr. Abiola is the Managing Director of Management Transformation Limited (MTL), a management consultancy firm based in Lagos.

In her role at MTL which spans nearly two decades, she overseas business strategy for clients, business development, leadership, governance, organizational development, risk management and public sector policy consulting.

Avon Crowncaps suspends trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange

Avon Crowncaps & Containers Nigeria Plc, makers of screwcaps, metal containers and steel drums for a diverse industry including beverage companies (soft drinks producers, juice and dairy makers, brewers and spirits producers) among others announced on Thursday that it was suspending the trading of its shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) effective 31 August 2017.

The company which has seen its fortunes decline over the last five years had sought to buy out its minority shareholders who hold about 21% of the firm’s shares so it can be taken private and restructured.

Avon Crowncaps is majorly controlled by Wilko Corporation, a private company registered in the Bahamas.

FBRA urges sectoral partnership to advance industrial waste recycling

The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) has called on stakeholders in different industries to help set up sector specific alliances to assist with the recovery and recycling of waste items in their respective packaging streams.

According to FBRA, it will ensure the success of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policy of the Federal Government.

Beta Glass reports 13.1% sales growth in six months

Beta Glass Plc, on Friday reported sales of N8.8bn for the first six months of 2017, a 13% increase from the previous year’s revenue of N7.8bn.

The company which makes glass bottles and metal crowns for the beverage industry and others said that operating profit rose 212% to N1.6bn, helped by lower cost of sales which grew marginally by 1.49% to N6.7bn, from N6.6bn.

Beta Glass said it gained N536m in net finance income.