Rexam’s new Brazilian plant starts production
Can maker Rexam has announced its new plant in northern Brazil has started production of beverage cans.
The can plant in Benevides, Greater Belém in the Brazilian state of Pará officially started up yesterday (9 May).
The plan will make traditionally shaped cans and has the capability to make specialist shaped ones too.
It has an installed capacity of 0.8bn cans per year bringing Rexam’s South American beverage can capacity to more than 14bn cans a year.
The plant serves the north and north east regions of brazil which have around a third of the country’s population and are the fastest growing regions in the country.
A spokesman said, “The new plant will allow us to capture growth in standard cans and will also free up capacity to meet specialty can demand.
“We are well placed to capture further growth in Brazil as it prepares for the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2013, the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the summer Olympics in 2016.