Nampak to supply cans to Coca-Cola

South African can maker Nampak Bevcan has agreed a five-year deal that will see it produce and supply aluminium cans to Coca-Cola.

The deal with Coca-Cola Canners of Southern Africa, a subsidiary of Coca-Cola South Africa, is worth R5.6 billion ($US 631 million). The drinks giant’s canned beverages are expected to be delivered to the Gauteng market later this year and to the rest of the country during 2014.

“Our infrastructure investment for this project includes the installation of a new high-speed line at one of our Gauteng plants, which is due for commissioning in May 2013,” says Bevcan managing director Erik Smuts.

Nampak is in the process of converting its existing tinplate lines to aluminium.

“The new aluminium can is in line with best global practice and trends in packaging. It is also light and easy-to-carry and will appeal to today’s environmentally-conscious consumer,” adds Coca-Cola Southern Africa president Therese Gearhart.

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