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Category Archives: Packaging

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.

Nampak’s profit surge 41% in half-year despite flat sales

Nampak Limited, the South African beverage can and bottle manufacturer hailed its first-half results which ended on 31 March 2017, as profit surged 41% to R853m (approx. $65m).

“We have delivered improved results, net profit up 41%, despite a tough trading environment,” said Andre de Ruyter, Nampak CEO.

“A major achievement is we were able to improve our operating efficiencies, and managed costs very closely,” he said on Tuesday.

Beta Glass first quarter profit surges as revenue growth fuels strong start to 2017

Beta Glass Plc, on Friday reported its first quarter results for the 2017 financial year, with the glass bottle and metal crowns company posting a profit after tax of N800m, up from N62m declared in the same period in 2016.

The company which has sustained strong sales and profit growth in the last three quarters said that revenue in the first quarter grew 44% to N4.4bn bolstered by a surge in local demand as foreign exchange headwinds force a drop in imports.

Beta Glass maintains momentum as year-end profit surge 91%

Beta Glass Plc, the glass container and metal crowns company on Friday reported its results for the 2016 financial year, with the firm maintaining the same momentum it experienced in the first nine months of the year.

The company said that full year profit grew 91% to N3.8bn, from nearly N2bn in the previous year, driven by a surge in local demand as foreign exchange headwinds force a drop in imports.

Avon Crowncaps posts loss despite strong revenue growth in Q3

Avon Crowncaps & Containers Nigeria Plc, makers of screw caps and metal containers for the beverage industry and others said that revenue for the third quarter (Oct – Dec) rose 67% to N6.4bn, from N3.8bn in the prior period.

However, a higher cost of sales of N5.8bn, an 87% increase from the prior year’s N3.1bn left little gain in the form of operating profit to cover expenses.

Avon Crowncaps extends loss to Q2

Avon Crowncaps & Containers Nigeria Plc, makers of screw caps and metal containers for the beverage industry reported a net loss of N86m for the third quarter ending 30th September. In the same period in 2015, it recorded a net loss of N16m.

South Africa’s Nampak posts 11% revenue growth despite currency losses

South Africa-based Nampak, maker of glass bottles, metal cans and a range of cardboard boxes for the beverage industry among others, said on Monday that full-year results ending 30th September 2016 was positive, with revenue rising 11% to R19.1bn ($1.4bn) and group trading profit up 4% to R1.9bn ($139m).

The performance was due to the turnaround at Glass, good trading in Nigeria and Zimbabwe, volume increases from new customers and benefits from operational improvements that resulted in improved efficiencies and cost savings. The group-wide comprehensive performance improvement plan is delivering good results,” said Nampak CEO, André de Ruyter.