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Ball 2013 results show improvement

Ball Corporation has reported full-year 2013 net earnings attributable to the corporation of $406.8 million (including after tax charges of $82.8 million, or 55 cents per diluted share for business consolidation costs, discontinued operations, debt refinancing costs and other activities), or $2.73 per diluted share, on sales of $8.5 billion, compared to $403.5 million, or […]


Rexam sites recognised by Shingo

Rexam has been recognised by The Shingo Institute, which runs an internationally recognised award scheme for operational excellence. Two of Rexam’s sites have been accredited for continued improvements to operational efficiency. The beverage can plant in Enzesfeld, Austria, becomes Rexam’s first European plant to receive the accreditation with a silver medallion, while their South American […]

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 […]


Ardagh Group to build $93.5 million US plant

Can makers Ardagh Group has announced plans to build a multi-million dollar food can plant in the US. The global manufacturer of containers for the food and beverage industry will invest US$93.5 million to establish a metal packaging manufacturing operation in a 525,000-square-foot facility in Virginia. Earlier this year Ardagh signed a long-term supply agreement […]


Expansion for Can-Pack

Polish can maker Can-Pack has expanded its UK site and opened an entirely new factory in Russia. Late last month the official opening (pictured) of the new beverage can plant in Novocherkassk, Russia took place. The factory produces cans with a capacity of 25cl, 33cl and 50cl and its installed capacity of the production line […]

Crown launches sleek format in Asia

Can maker Crown has announced the commercialisation of two sites in southeast Asia. The facilities are in Nong Khae, Thailand and Da Nang, Vietnam. The Nong Khae plant will begin producing beverage cans on one line this month, with the aim of annual production capacity to be 500 million two-piece 33cl aluminum cans. Frank Koh, […]


Rexam’s new Brazilian plant starts production

Can maker Rexam has announced its new plant in northern Brazil has started production of beverage cans. The can plant in Benevides, Greater Belém in the Brazilian state of Pará officially started up yesterday (9 May). The plan will make traditionally shaped cans and has the capability to make specialist shaped ones too. It has […]

MPMA and BBC mark 200 years of the can

The Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association has joined forces with the BBC to help produce two videos which mark the 200th anniversary of the can this year. Working with Dr Mark Jepson from Loughborough University’s department of materials. How the first tin cans were made recreates the labour intensive manufacture of a single food can. The […]

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