Rexam’s beverage can plant in Águas Claras, Brazil, has been awarded the Shingo Prize – acknowledged as the highest global recognition for operational excellence.
Crown Holdings, a leading supplier of metal packaging products worldwide, has officially opened a new beverage can plant in Hangzhou, China.
Australia’s Visy Packaging is set to build a new state-of-the-art beverage can making plant in Queensland.
Rexam has announced plans to build a new beverage can plant in Finland.
The plant will be located in Mantsala in southwest Finland some 60km north of Helsinki.
Can maker Crown Holdings has announced strong results for the second quarter, helped by strong demand in Europe and the Americas. For the second quarter, net income was £129 million compared with £112m for the same period in 2010.
US based Ball Corporation has seen a dramatic increase in packaging sales in the first quarter of 2011. Sales, including Ball’s aerospace business, increased to US$2.01 billion comapred with the same quarter of 2010, at $1.82bn.
Leading can maker Crown has reported first quarter sales of US$1.88 billion, an increase of 5.9% compared with the same period in 2010. Beverage can sales were up in the Americas region, reaching $540m, while in Europe sales were up to $340m compared to £314m during the same period in 2010.
Rexam has announced that it will build a new beverage can plant close to the city of Belem, Northern Brazil. The plant will have a capacity of 1.2 billion cans and is expected to be operational by mid 2012.
Baosteel Group is planning to build its first overseas beverage can plant in Vietnam, according to reports. The Chinese company, which is the world’s second-largest steel maker by output, hopes the steel beverage can plant will help meet the increasing demand from the Southeast Asian market.