Ball buys Mexican aerosol producer

Ball Corporation has completed the acquisition of Envases del Plata – a leading producer of aluminium aerosols in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

The San Luis Potosi plant produces extruded aluminium aerosol cans for personal care and household products to customers in North, Central and South America. It employs approximately 150 people.

The can maker has chosen not to form a joint venture with the Envases del Plata Group in Argentina. Instead, Ball will continue to operate its aerosol manufacturing plants in San Luis and Buenos Aires, Argentina, as part of the company’s metal food and household products packaging division.

The San Luis Potosi plant is part of Ball’s metal food and household products packaging division, Americas, and complements Ball’s global extruded aluminium aerosol and slug business in Europe and its aluminium slug business in North America that Ball acquired in 2010. Ball is the largest supplier of extruded aluminium slugs in the world and this acquisition provides a new end market for Ball’s products including the company’s technology that enables meaningful lightweighting in the manufacture of extruded aluminium packaging.

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