Ball to buy Rexam?

Whilst no formal offer has been made, it has come to light that Ball and Rexam are in talks that may see the US can maker buy out its British competitor. Ball has valued Rexam at 610 pence per share, which is higher than London traded shares yesterday at 541.5. Ball has a deadline of […]

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 […]


New appointments at Ball Packaging Europe

Ball Packaging Europe has appointed Dennis Schuilenburg as its new marketing director and Joerg Deppmeyer as general manager. Both have previously worked in the fast-moving consumer goods world (FMCG). Dennis Schuilenburg joins Ball from Samsung Electronics Benelux, where he served as the director of marketing. He has also previously held leading positions for consumer brand […]

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The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), in collaboration with aluminium industry leaders such as Ball and Rexam, has introduced a comprehensive standard that aims to improve the industry’s environmental, social and governance performance throughout its entire value chain, including plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. After a year-long development effort, the ASI Performance Standard will […]


Rooster’s joins the microcanning segment

Cask Brewing Systems, makers of small-scale canning gear, is welcoming Rooster’s Brewing Company to the microcanning segment. This week Yorkshire, UK-based Rooster’s will launch a trio of canned beers, including Yankee (the brewery’s flagship beer), Fort Smith (an American-style pale ale) and Baby-Faced Assassin (an India Pale Ale). The beers are canned on Cask’s Semi-Automatic […]


New VP for Ball

Ball has announced the promotion of Manette A. Snow to the newly created position of vice president, diversity and inclusion.

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 […]


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 […]

Thank you very much

2014 has been an exciting year for the metal packaging industry. The rise in popularity of aluminium bottles, thermochromic inks and the trend towards personalisation are of particular note, as well as developments worldwide in terms of new can plant openings and investments in up and coming markets. Most have seen steady growth, while others […]

Ball wins World Aluminium Aerosol Can Award from AEROBAL

Ball has recently won the 2014 World Aluminium Aerosol Can Award from AEROBAL for its ‘U Homme’ deodorant can prototype. The can features Ball’s Matte & Gloss printing technology, and was selected as this year’s winner by an international jury comprised of journalists from the world’s leading can magazines and packaging journals. Using its unique […]


Ball raises awareness of Cut/4 CArbon campaign

At this year’s BrauBeviale, Ball is set to launch an innovative communications initiative in a bid to elevate awareness around its Cut/4 CArboN Campaign. Ball developed the global “Cut/4 CArboN” campaign with the aim of reducing the carbon footprint of its most common beverage can formats by one-fourth. Ball now plans to launch a communications […]


Green Sheep Water launches in aluminium bottles

Green Sheep Water is launching in recyclable 16 oz aluminum bottles made by Ball Corporation. “Studies show that Americans use about 1,500 plastic water bottles every second, and only about 30 percent of those bottles are recycled – the rest end up in landfills and oceans,” explained Jess Page, co-founder of Green Sheep Water. “While […]

Ball announces third quarter net earnings

Ball Corporation has announced its third quarter net earnings. Highlights of the results include: Third quarter 2014 comparable earnings per diluted share of $1.10 vs. $1.00 in 2013. Strong operating performance in global beverage and aerospace, and a lower tax rate offset weaker can demand in Brazil and North American food. Full-year free cash flow […]


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 […]

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