Thomas T. Fischer

The emerging markets sector is said to represent 41 per cent of global consumer expenditure by 2020. With this in mind, CanTech International caught up with Thomas T. Fischer, vice president investor relations and corporate affairs at Crown.

Groovy embossed can

Heineken and Ball Packaging Europe have teamed up to create the new ‘Groovy Embossed Can’ with grooved edges running around its entire body.

Feilong selects Rexam cans

Feilong has selected Rexam to produce a can for its new traditionally-inspired rice beer. The can uses various ink combinations to incorporate Feilong’s Chinese cultural influence; two shades of white re-create a traditional Chinese silk pattern, and the Feilong symbol – meaning flying dragon – is brought to life with an array of colours. Jonnie […]

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Crown announces acquisition of Empaque

Crown Holdings has announced that Mexico’s Federal Competition Commission has approved its acquisition of Empaque, a Mexican manufacturer of aluminium cans and ends, bottle caps and glass bottles for the beverage industry, from Heineken N.V. The parties expect to close the transaction shortly. Empaque, headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, currently operates two beverage can plants, a […]

Heineken sells Empaque to Crown

Heineken’s Mexican packaging business has been sold to Crown Holdings in a $1.23bn deal. The sale of Empaque will generate a one-off gain of $300m according to the brewer. Empaque made $660m in revenues in 2013 and will continue to supply Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, Heineken’s subsidiary company in Mexico. In a statement, Heineken said that the […]


Sixty years of canmaking in Dutch beverage can plant

In his welcoming speech on 21st December at the Ball plant in Oss (Netherlands), plant manager Peter Kauw referred briefly to the status of canmaking in the Netherlands 60 years ago. “Mister Frits Drijver, founder, managing director and main shareholder of the then leading Dutch canmaker Thomassen & Drijver, decided overnight in 1952 and virtually […]


Rugby World Cup cans from Heineken

Heineken has launched special-edition cans for the Rugby World Cup after teaming up with Paris design agency Raison Pure. The range of rugby-related designs has been produced by the agency to coincide with the Rugby World Cup, which started earlier this month in New Zealand.

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