Novelis releases trading results for Q2 of the fiscal year 2015

Novelis has released its trading results for Q2 of the fiscal year 2015. Highlights from the release include: • Net Income Increased 65% versus Prior Year to $38 Million • Sales Increased 17% versus Prior Year to $2.8 Billion • Adjusted EBITDA Increased 1% versus Prior Year to $230 Million • Shipments Increased 7% versus […]

Keep it clean

At the recent Asia CanTech conference in Thailand, one of our speakers raised a very interesting topic – namely that of consumers’ attitudes to hygiene. A recent survey showed that close to 60 per cent of people asked were not satisfied with stay-on-tab (SOT) closures as they thought them to be unhygienic. Interestingly, over 30 […]


Stolle names Shanghai GM

Stolle Machinery has named Jarrod Li as General Manager of Stolle Shanghai – the company’s service facility in China. Jarrod has held management positions in China for several years and has dual citizenship in China and the United States. He attended National Taiwan University and received his MBA in International Management from the prestigious Thunderbird […]

One trillion served

Jack Knight recently took up the challenge to see how many items were printed on metal worldwide.

A new issue of CanTech this way comes…

Hello to all, and thanks for your comments on the last issue (my first as editor). It’s always nice to have some feedback – especially when it’s positive, even if it’s not – so much appreciated to all that shared their opinions with us here. Since that issue we have, of course, been hard at […]


March 2014

Regulars: Equipment news; Filling focus; Candid Features: Soft drinks; Beverage Cans: Taiwan and China; Seaming

Schuler reports 3-month sales of €260 million

Press manufacturer Schuler AG has reportedly achieved revenues of €258.8 million for its short fiscal year 2013 from the period October to December 2013. As of January 2014 Schuler has changed its fiscal year to the calendar year. New orders received amounted to €210.6 million. The most important markets were Germany, China and the US. […]

Showa Denko Group to acquire Vietnam-based Hanacans

Japan based Showa Denko and its wholly owned subsidiary Showa Aluminum Can Corporation (SAC) have reached an agreement with major shareholders of Rexam-Hanacans Joint Stock Company (Hanacans), of Vietnam, to acquire 91.75% of shares in the company. SAC became the first company in Japan to manufacture and sell aluminum beer cans in 1971 and since then […]

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CIM expands international presence

Cincinnati Industrial Machinery (CIM) has expanded its international presence into the European market with the addition of two new partners based in the United Kingdom. With this expansion, CIM now has operations across three continents; the United States of America, China and the United Kingdom. Craig Fisher joins the firm as a European Field Service […]


Schuler streamlines corporate structure

The Schuler Group is streamlining its corporate structures in Germany and aims to secure its success in major growth markets like China with more local production, procurement and development. It was to this end that the company greatly expanded capacities at its Chinese factory in Dalian a few months ago. “We are following our customers […]

Crown opens three new beverage can facilities in China

Crown Holdings, a supplier of metal packaging products, has announced the official opening and commercialisation of three of its Chinese facilities in Heshan (Guangdong province), Ziyang (Sichuan province) and Putian (Fujian province). “These new plants will primarily supply local customers, although they may also be called upon to serve other parts of the country,” says […]