Rexam increases production at Egyptian plant

Rexam has converted lines at its Egyptian beverage can plant from steel to aluminium after customers started to show a growing preference for aluminium. The company has also increased production capacity in order to meet customer demand.

Rexam will now be able to differentiate its brands as aluminium cans allow a wider variety of finishes and graphics. The plant had previously produced 33cl steel cans for the Egyptian market, North and East African and the Middle East.

Rexam Egypt has an annual capacity of around 1.7 billion cans but the strong growth in the can markets supplied by the plant is set to continue during 2011.

“The conversion to aluminium at our Egyptian plant and the increase in production capacity demonstrates Rexam’s continued commitment to investing to meet our customer needs in the region,” says Gary Clark, vice president manufacturing Rexam Beverage Can Europe and Asia. “Our engineering and plant teams have done a superb job in increasing the plant’s capacity to produce over 4,000 cans per minute and this will further help to cement the relationship with our key customers in the area.”

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