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.


New Mexican plant for Ball

Ball has announced plans to build a two-line beverage can manufacturing plant in Monterrey, Mexico. This location will start up in the first half of 2016 and produce multiple can sizes. The majority of the capacity is contracted under a long-term agreement. “The demand for standard and specialty metal beer packaging continues to grow, and […]


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 […]

Rexam invests in Panama

Rexam, has announced that it has completed an investment in Envases Del Istmo SA (Endelis), a single line beverage can plant in Colón, Panama. Their investment partner is Envases Universales de Mexico (EUM). Long term supply agreements have been secured with SABMiller and Florida Ice & Farm Company SA (FIFCO), whose affiliates previously owned the […]

Lifetime Achievement Award

William H. Collins, chairman of Apex Tool Works, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s LATAMCAN Canmakers Conference held in Guadalajara, Mexico, November 19-21.

Lindal invests $3.5+ million in Mexican facility

Lindal Group, a leading aerosol packaging solutions provider, has positioned itself for future market growth in Mexico. The first initiative involves Lindal de Mexico, now solely owned by the Lindal Group, after the company bought out the 49 per cent held by the previous ownership. The company has also invested more than $3.5 million to […]

Can making or canmaking?

At the recent Latamcan conference in Guadalajara, Mexico, it came to my attention that there are two trains of thought on the way in which we refer to our industry. Is it one word or two? Personally, I would go for the latter. A can, as we know it, is a singular object and therefore […]

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 […]

Ball Q2 results strong

Ball Corporation has today reported second quarter net earnings attributable to the corporation of $153.1 million. “Our improved second quarter results were due to improving demand for beverage cans, excellent performance in our global beverage operations and solid program execution in our aerospace business,” said John A. Hayes, chairman, president and chief executive officer. Stronger […]

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Applied Vision increases Latin American support

Two new offices established to directly serve Mexico and Central/South America. Applied Vision Corporation has opened two satellite offices to support its increasing customer base in Mexico City and Central/South America in São Paulo, Brazil. Primary contacts Juan Hernandez (Mexico), and Javier Hernandez (Central/ South America) come to Applied Vision with years of industry experience. “Our […]

Orbis opens new pallets centre

Orbis has opened a reusable packaging management centre in Mexico to support Rexam’s facilities in the country. Orbis works with can maker Rexam to provide management of its plastic pallets which are used to transport cans from Rexam’s manufacturing plants to customer filling plants. Through its service Orbis manages this process, including demand planning, shipping, […]

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Printing presses

Each of us has our own unique fingerprint and so does your press – as many printers have found out the hard way! It is common for printers to carry two sets of plates for the same job depending on which press they will run. This is especially true for the printers of FM screening […]

Expo Pack Mexico

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