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Let’s can hunger

During Ball Corporation’s 2015 “Let’s Can Hunger” food drive, the company’s North American employees donated more than 170,000 pounds of canned food and raised more than $215,000 in monetary contributions.

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Ball donates $4 million to charities

The Ball Foundation, Ball Corporation and its employees donated in excess of $4 million to charitable organisations in the communities where Ball operates in 2014. The company’s employee matching gifts and dollars for doers programme grew in 2014 to $2.1 million (up from $1.4 million in 2013). Employees also logged nearly 18,000 hours of volunteer […]

Ball/Rexam deal goes to next stage

Ball Corporation and Rexam have announced the terms of a recommended offer by Ball to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Rexam in a cash and stock transaction. Under the terms of the offer, for each Rexam share, Rexam shareholders will receive 407p in cash and 0.04568 new Ball shares. The transaction values Rexam […]

Rexam announces 2014 full year results

Rexam has announced its trading results for the full year 2014. Highlights include: • Beverage can volumes up 4% • Underlying organic operating profit up 2% • Underlying earnings per share up 5% • Return on capital employed 14.9% (2013: 15.5%) • Strong free cash flow from continuing operations of £225m • Final dividend of […]

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Ball acquires Sonoco’s Ohio facilities

Ball Corporation has completed its acquisition of Sonoco’s metal end and closure facilities in Canton, Ohio. The Canton plants employ approximately 100 people and produce multiple-sized closures for the food can market. They will become part of Ball’s global metal food and household products packaging division. “We are always looking for opportunities to expand into […]

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Ball’s 2014 trading update

The Ball Corporation has released its trading results for the full-year 2014. Highlights from the update include: – Full-year 2014 comparable earnings per diluted share were $3.88 vs. $3.28 in 2013; an increase of 18% – Fourth quarter comparable earnings per diluted share were 84 cents vs. 86 cents in 2013 – Solid manufacturing performance […]

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Ball expands impact extruded aerosol plant

Ball Corporation has announced plans to add a new high-speed line in its impact extruded aerosol can manufacturing plant, Devizes, UK. The additional line will begin production during the fourth quarter of 2015. “As a leader in the production of metal aerosol packaging, Ball is continually working to optimize its global and regional manufacturing footprint […]

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Ball appoints Erik Bouts to lead global metal beverage packaging business

Ball has announced that Erik Bouts will be joining the company as senior vice president, Ball Corporation, and chief operating officer, global metal beverage packaging, effective February 2015. Bouts will report to John A. Hayes, chairman, president and CEO and he will be based in Zurich, Switzerland. “Erik is a proven leader with a wealth […]

Welcome to the World of Cans: Ball Packaging Europe

During this year’s BrauBeviale, beverage can producer Ball Packaging Europe presents the ultimate world of cans. Visitors to Hall 4, Stand 111 will have the opportunity to explore Ball’s unique product offering, engage in face-to-face discussion with brand experts and gain valuable insight into Ball’s comprehensive service package – a program that ensures each can’s […]

Rexam names new director of group operations

Rich Grimley, currently sector director for Rexam’s North American operations, has been named director of group operations for Rexam, effective January 1 2015. Rich previously worked for National Can, American National Can, Reynolds Metals and Ball Corporation in various operations leadership roles, and was also a principal owner of Bev-Pak, a US beverage can manufacturer. […]

Up and running

Last week, publisher Neil McRitchie and I travelled to Ball Corporation’s European Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, to carry out the first interview in our series for CanTech TV. Jesus Gainza, director of Customer Technical Services (CTS), very kindly agreed to talk to us on camera about the role of his team and how their expertise […]

Unilever Partner to Win Awards

Ball Corporation won a Unilever Partner to Win Award for Winning Capacity and Capability Building at Unilever’s 4th Partner to win supplier summit in London recently. Ball was recognised for investing in its global facilities to support Unilever’s growing needs. “I congratulate Ball Corporation for winning the Capacity and Capability Building award,” said Dhaval Buch, […]

Ball recognised by DJSI

For the second consecutive year, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) and Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America (DJSI NA) have listed Ball Corporation as an industry leader in sustainability. Ball took the top spot in the Containers and Packaging category and remains the only company in its sector to be featured in both […]

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