News Roundup: Axios Announces Management Change, Schoeller Group Seeks Returnable Packaging Acquisitions, CHEP Europe Ranks in Top 1% for CSR, AIPIA Board Announcements

Axios Mobile Assets Announces Management Changes

Axios Mobile Assets Corp. has announced the resignation of Michael Cooke as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and that Marc Topacio the Company’s former Chief Financial Officer has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer on an interim basis while the Company conducts a search for a replacement. The Company would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Cooke for his hard work and dedication to the Company and its development over the past ten months.


Schoeller Group Continues its Buy and Build Strategy

Martin and Christoph Schoeller, Managing Partners of the Schoeller Group, Pullach, Germany, are currently actively pursuing acquisitions in returnable packaging. Historically, financial investors have been invited to co-invest with Schoeller to finance this growth. JP Morgan is co-shareholder of Schoeller Allibert.

Over the last 20 years, several companies were taken over and successfully integrated such as Berolina, Wavin, Arca (Perstorp) and Linpac Allibert.

Schoeller Group has no intention to sell its participation in the Schoeller Allibert Group B.V. The shareholding in Schoeller Allibert is the core asset of the Schoeller Group that additionally owns subsidiaries and joint ventures in packaging, logistics and communication technology as well as managing further investments in private companies, liquid assets and real estate.

For further information: Schoeller Group GmbH, Martin Schoeller,, Tel. +49-89-55277 100,,



CHEP Europe, the supply chain solutions company, has been ranked in the top 1% of all suppliers assessed for sustainability by independent rating agency EcoVadis. This has earned CHEP Europe an EcoVadis Gold Recognition Level for the second year in a row.

This is the highest level of award available, awarded for environmentally conscious development and achievements in areas concerning the Environment, Labour Practices, Fair Business Practices, and Supply Chain. CHEP Europe scored particularly highly in Labour Practices and Fair Business Practices.

EcoVadis is an independent rating agency which specializes in sustainable development and performance monitoring. Its methodology is built on international Corporate Social Responsibility standards including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact and the ISO 26000, covering 150 spend categories and 140 countries. EcoVadis assesses 20,000 suppliers from 99 countries across 150 business sectors.

CHEP Director of Sustainability for Europe, Africa, India & the Middle East, Iñigo Canalejo, said: “We are extremely pleased with this recognition for our efforts in Corporate Social Responsibility. This is a reward for our sustainable business model, our partnerships with key players throughout the supply chain and most importantly the passion and engagement of our employees in making the world´s supply chains more sustainable.”

CHEP is part of Brambles Limited, a supply chain logistics company that is listed on the Dow Jones Global Sustainability Index. Brambles is a signatory to the UN’s Global Compact and its 2020 Sustainability Goals are closely aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


New Appointments to AIPIA Board Help Association to Explore Fresh Opportunities

Larry Logan (left) and Fernando Gomez (right)

AIPIA, the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association has announced two new appointments to its Advisory Board which, says Executive Director Eef de Ferrante, will help the Association to explore fresh opportunities in the USA as well as cementing the close links with Brand Owners.

Larry Logan, Senior Marketing & Brand Executive at US-based  Digimarc, a leading innovator and provider of enabling technologies that create digital identities for all forms of media and many everyday objects, including Packaging. At the recent AIPIA Congress he gave one of the keynote addresses on Winning Customer Loyalty Through Digitally Empowered Packaging. Larry joins the board , in particular, to help the Association develop more presence in the USA.

Matthew Daniels from Unilever will be replaced by Fernando Gomez, who works in the field of Strategic Materials Capability. Commenting on the change Eef de Ferrante said, “ Matthew has been a strong supporter of the Association and given us many useful insights into the Brand Owners’ perspective on A&IP. We look forward to continuing and developing that strong relationship with Fernando.”