Can & end making

 

A Christmas tree in a can from Arnoldi

Arnoldi Europe has come up with the ultimate canned product for the festive season – a Christmas tree in a can. The company have seemingly mastered the art of canning just about anything that will grow in the ground, including herbs, vegetables, flowers and small trees under the brand name MicroGiardini (small garden).

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BWAY announces acquisition of Phoenix Container

BWAY Holding Company, a leading producer of metal containers in North America, has expanded its operations with the acquisition of Phoenix Container. Phoenix Container is a US producer of steel pails based in North Brunswick, New Jersey, where it operates one plant producing a wide range of steel pails used for packaging industrial and consumer products.

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More than 300 jobs to go in Novelis closure

More than 300 jobs will be lost after Novelis confirmed its Bridgnorth foil rolling facility would close by the end of April. The aluminium firm first revealed it was considering closing the operation in September when it launched a 90-day consultation with the 319 employees at the UK site.

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Acquisitions everywhere

Ardagh Glass Group recently completed the acquisition of global metal packaging group Impress Coöperatieve U.A. for €1.7 billion ($2.2bn). The enlarged organisation will be known as Ardagh Group after both the European and US regulatory authorities approved the deal. The group will employ approximately 14,000 people and have annual revenues of over €3 billion ($4bn). […]

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Ball to buy Aerocan

Ball Corporation has agreed to acquire Aerocan – a manufacturer of aluminium aerosol cans, bottles and slugs – in a €221 million ($292m) deal which includes debt and other liabilities. The US can making company has signed a definitive agreement with Barclays Private Equity to acquire Aerocan, with the acquisition expected to close during the first quarter of 2011.

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Crown to move European businesses to Switzerland

Can making giant Crown Holdings will establish new headquarters for its European businesses in Zug, Switzerland. The move, which will centralise all senior management in a single location from 1 January 2011, is designed to enhance communication and efficiencies.

The thrill of Brazil

The news that leading beverage can manufacturer Rexam is set to further increase its capacity in Brazil came as no surprise to me. Brazil appears to be a buzzword in the can making world at the moment and the manufacturers seemingly cannot get enough of it. As reported on www.cantechonline.com, Rexam will increase its capacity […]

Competition helps

The news that can making company Impress is to be acquired by Irish packaging group Ardagh Glass could be good news for the industry. London-based private equity company Doughty Hanson has agreed to sell the shares of Impress Coöperatieve U.A. for €1.7 billion ($2.2bn) to the glass bottle manufacturer. The enlarged business will trade as […]