Rexam meets demand for speciality can sizes

Andre BalbiRexam is adding new production capacity for speciality can sizes at its plant in Chicago, Illinois, US.

Addressing the growing demand for speciality size cans, Rexam will add production capacity for 12oz Sleek and 16oz cans.

The latest investment in speciality size capacity is the conversion of a 12oz beverage can line to 12oz Sleek.  The Sleek beverage can is one of the fastest growing speciality sizes in the industry, supporting growth in key beverage categories such as energy drinks, functional beverages and beer.

This conversion will also include the capability to produce 16oz cans, a size experiencing growth in a number of beverage categories.

This new capacity will be available in the fourth quarter of this year and further complements the company’s specialty portfolio which includes four Sleek can sizes, three different re-sealable options within the Rexam Cap Can family, 16 oz, and industry leadership in the popular 24oz size.

“Brand marketers are increasingly realising volume and pricing success with speciality size cans,” says Andre Balbi (pictured), president and CEO, Rexam BCA. “Capacity expansions like these represent our commitment to our customers in helping them take advantage of beverage category growth to build their brand and business.”

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