Crown strengthens presence in Benelux region

Crown Europe is expanding the services offered by its aerosol printing facility in Hoorn, the Netherlands and has opened a new logistics hub in Puurs, Belgium.

The new facility in Puurs is located in the centre of the Benelux region, and is to serve as a platform for Crown’s customers in the area operating in the food, beverage and aerosols businesses.

Developed in partnership with Gilbert de Clercq transport company, the new logistics centre is said to enable customers to benefit from improved delivery timelines, as well as allowing access to technical and sales administration services. Along with enhancing operational efficiencies, the 23,000m² warehouse facility has been built to BREEAM standard.

The company is also optimising its manufacturing footprint by consolidating its aerosol can production capabilities in the Hoorn, Netherlands print facility. The plant will supply 52, 57 and 65 diameter cans and will see additional capacity added in early 2018. According to Crown Europe, having print and manufacturing capabilities in one location will offer several benefits to customers, including shorter lead time.

Didier Sourisseau, president of Crown Europe, said: “As one of the largest suppliers in the region, adding manufacturing capabilities in Hoorn and opening a logistics hub in Puurs shows our commitment to the area, along with strengthening our ability to deliver high quality packaging to our customers quickly and efficiently.

“We look forward to continuing to support the growth of our customers in the food, beverage, industrial, household and personal care markets from these new locations.”

Crown anticipates the new aerosol facility to be operational by first quarter of 2018.

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