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Pact Group Launch Flip Top Cream Cap with Murray Goulburn

Pact Group and Murray Goulburn’s Devondale brand have collaborated to launch a brand new closure innovation – the flip top cream cap. The easy open flip top cap on Devondale’s 300ml cream bottles are more sustainable with a lower carbon footprint than the previous closure and feature improved tamper evidence. The primary benefit of the closure is the easy open flip top lid with a curved hinge to keep the…

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Pact Group Sponsors Southern Cross Packaging Design Awards

Pact Group is thrilled to announce our sponsorship of the Southern Cross Design Awards. The awards, organised by the Packaging Council of Australia (PCA), engage Australian tertiary students studying graphic and industrial design with the aim to identify new design talent in Australian higher education sector and, fresh ideas and innovation for the packaging industry. Now in their 30th year, the awards receive approximately 450 submissions annually. Students enter by…

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Pact Group is Proud to Package a 2015 Product of the Year Winner – Anathoth Farm Sweet Chilli Relish

Pact Group would like to extend a most heart-felt congratulations to a valued customer, Barker’s, for their win in the Relish Category at the 2015 Australian Product of the Year Awards. The Product of the Year is the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. Established 28 years ago in France, POY currently operates in 40 countries with the same purpose: guide consumers to the best products in their market…

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Pact Donates Crates To Food Rescue Organisation OzHarvest

Pact Group has donated around 3,000 rigid plastic crates to food rescue organisation, OzHarvest, for the storage and transportation of food stuffs. The crates will be used to store excess food collected from commercial outlets and delivered to 600 charities providing much needed assistance to vulnerable men, women and children across Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, the Gold Coast, Newcastle and Perth. To date OzHarvest has delivered more than 30…

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Pact Group Wins Two Awards in the 2014 Sector Success Awards

Presented by AI Global Media Ltd International Publishing Group, Deal Feed International has recently announced its inaugural Sector Success Awards for 2014 awarding Pact Group two Awards: Best in Sector: Packaging Solutions – Australasia  Sector Innovator Award: Inpact Innovation Celebrating cross-sector achievement throughout the year, the 2014 Sector Success are designed to honour and reward the best international business innovators. In recognition of the importance and esteem with which major…

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Pact Group Launches Digital Print Technology

Pact Group has announced a series of developments in the field of digitally decorated packaging. The next generation in packaging print technology, digital print is now fully operational in one Pact site in Victoria and will be operational in a second site early in 2015. Both of these installations are a first for the region and one of only a handful of installations globally. Pact has invested in two specialised…

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Pact Group signs long-term licensing extension with RPC Superfos

Pact Group (Pact) is pleased to announce that it has, through its subsidiaries Tecpak and VIP Packaging, recently renewed its two technology licensing agreements with the world-known European plastic packaging manufacturer RPC Superfos. These licensing agreements give Pact ongoing access to global leading edge technology and know-how in thin wall injection moulding in Australia and New Zealand. Pact, through its subsidiaries is therefore pleased to advise that it will be…

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Pact Group Profiled in Packaging News

Pact Group has been profiled in Packaging News today as it announced it had exceeded its Prospectus profit forecasts for the full year ending 30 June 2014, with statutory net profit after tax and before significant items of $59.7 million, 13.5% higher than the Prospectus forecast of $52.6 million. Packaging News is an industry publication that provides news of company and market developments in the $8.7 billion Australian packaging industry, including…

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Light Proof™ named ‘Best Product from New Zealand’ at the ‘World Tour By SIAL’ Product Awards in Paris

Anchor’s Light Proof™ bottle has recently been named the ‘Best Product from New Zealand’ at the ‘World Tour By SIAL’ product awards in Paris. Pact Group subsidiary Alto, Inpact Innovation and Fonterra’s Anchor brand collaborated to design, test and manufacture the revolutionary bottle. The Light Proof™ bottle preserves the nutritional value and fresh taste of milk. The key to the innovation was to apply triple layer technology to package, ensuring…

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Pact Group assists Fonterra Close the Recycling Loop

Pact Group subsidiaries Astron and Auckland Drum are working closely with dairy giant Fonterra to help close the loop for their Anchor LightProof™ milk bottle range in New Zealand. Every year Astron collect tens of thousands of Anchor milk bottles. The bottles are put through an intensive cleaning and washing process prior to conversion into recycled plastic resin. The recycled resin is then used to manufacture underground cable covers and…

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Pact Group Awarded Company of the Year (Manufacturing) in ACQ Global Awards

London, August, 2014 – ACQ, a premier global corporate magazine, has released the results of its annual ACQ Global Awards 2014, awarding Pact Group ‘Company of the Year (Manufacturing)’.  Established in 2008, the ACQ Global Awards celebrate achievement, innovation and brilliance, recognising the most outstanding company, practice area, individual and firm-wide professionals within the public & private sectors across the globe.  ACQ operates a legitimately independent nomination process and importantly, award winners…

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Viscount Wins Contract to Supply Revolutionary Noise Wall for the M5 West Road Widening Project

Pact Group is proud to announce that its subsidiary Viscount Rotational Moulding (“Viscount”) has been selected to supply the noise wall panels for the M5 West Road Widening Project for its distributor Aus Group Alliance (AGA). AGA is contracted by LendLease, the engineering and construction contractor with stewardship of the $315 million M5 project slated for completion later this year. Viscount and AGA worked together to develop the new panel…

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Pact Group Collects Four Awards at DuluxGroup’s Annual Supplier of the Year Awards

Pact Group has received a record four awards at DuluxGroup’s Annual Supplier Excellence Awards, including the overall Supplier of the Year to DuluxGroup and Supplier of the Year to the Dulux, Selleys and Yates business divisions. DuluxGroup’s annual awards allow the Group to recognise service excellence among its 7000 suppliers. Within nine service categories, DuluxGroup’s suppliers are evaluated against a range of complex criteria including Account & Relationship Management, Innovation,…

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2014 Alto Young Butcher of the Year Announced

Timmy Watson has been named the 2014 Alto Young Butcher of the Year. Pact Group subsidiary Alto has sponsored the awards for 10 years to support the New Zealand retail meat trade industry. Alto also supply all of the open cell trays used during the competition that enable the participating apprentices showcase their craftsmanship. This highly regarded competition, which was held in Auckland’s Viaduct Events Centre recently, has recognised the…

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Pact Group selected as a finalist in the 2014 World Dairy Innovation Awards

Pact Group has been selected as a finalist in the Best Packaging Innovation Category in the 2014 World Dairy Innovation Awards for developing Fonterra’s revolutionary Light Proof™ Milk bottle range. The Light Proof™ bottle preserves the nutritional value and fresh taste of milk and cream through a unique design that incorporates triple layer technology. With opaque inside and outside layers, the middle layer is the game changer; coloured black, it…

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Pact Group Number One In Manufacturing Sector (Asia-Pacific) in The 2014 Global Corporate Challenge

Pact Group’s best performing team ranked in the top 100 in this year’s Global Corporate Challenge (GCC), which included 285,000 participants in over 40,000 teams from 1200 companies across 185 countries. A 100 day virtual journey around the world, the GCC is an international fund-raising initiative supporting UNICEF with this year’s proceeds funding the provision of clean water to more than 11,000 school children in 33 school throughout Zimbabwe and…

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Plastics News Profiles Pact Group

International publication, Plastics News, has profiled Pact Group in its latest online news release. Plastics News and its sister publications comprise the world’s largest plastics publishing organisation. The article focusses on Pact Group’s revolutionary LightProof™ bottle innovation developed for dairy giant Fonterra and, the numerous international awards it has won since launched. These include being judged Best Product from New Zealand at the World Tour by Sial Product Awards (Paris),…

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Pact Group's New Fully Electric Blow Moulding Machine

To support Pact Group’s sustainability objectives, subsidiary Alto has commissioned a new fully electric extrusion blow moulding machine (EBM) for the production of multi cavity bottles up to 5 litre size at their Henderson site. The site has confirmed the electricity consumption is approximately 40% less than the equivalent hydraulic oil machine. The electric EBM machine also creates a significantly quieter and cleaner working environment. The machines movements are fast and precise adding…

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Pact Group collaborates with Lewis Road Creamery to design iconic milk bottles

Pact Group subsidiary Alto collaborated with Lewis Road Creamery to design the much sought after 300ml and 750ml bottles. The brief for Lewis Road Creamery was very specific and Alto designed a range of bottle and cap options to achieve the customer’s vision. Once the design was created and agreed, Alto made the tools required to manufacture the bottle. The Lewis Road Creamery Chocolate Milk product has made a huge…

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The Infini Bottle Reaches New Heights

Pact Group licensor Nampak Plastics, the UK’s leading producer of plastic milk bottles, has announced that sales of its multi-award-winning Infini bottle have reached the 500 million mark. Since its launch in 2012, sales of the Infini bottle have continued to soar, and it can now be found in a number of major retailers including Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose. Infini is, currently, the lightest and strongest…

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