Stolle global expansion begins

Stolle Machinery has begun a programme of expansion that will increase both its machining and customer service capabilities around the globe. The first three expansions are expected to be completed by summer of 2016 and will result in better control of production, parts as well as increased servicing capabilities for customers. The three major expansions […]

CCE’s new high speed canning line

Coca-Cola Enterprises’ new £16.6m high-speed canning line at its Sidcup site is now operational and will increase on-site production with the line’s capacity increasing from 57,600 cans per hour (cph) to 110,000cph. The new high-speed line, replacing an older line on-site, is CCE’s only multi-formatted line in Great Britain (GB) designed to produce both the […]


Ball to produce beverage can ends in Poland

Ball has announced that it will expand capacity for ends at its existing plant in Lublin, Poland. The facility was built in 2008 and was originally constructed to produce metal beverage cans, but the investment was suspended following the economic downturn. “With the growing demand for beverage cans in Europe, the Lublin facility provides us […]

Novelis announces new interim president

Novelis has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Steve Fisher to serve as the company’s interim president, effective immediately. He replaces Philip Martens, the firm’s former president and CEO, and the search for a permanent chief executive is in progress. “The Board would like to thank Phil for his service to Novelis during […]

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 […]


Alcoa strong in Q1

Alcoa has reported strong first quarter 2015 profits, with a first quarter 2015 net income of $195 million, or $0.14 per share, including $158 million in restructuring-related charges (approximately 90% non-cash), mostly to optimise the company’s portfolio. Year-on-year, first quarter 2015 results compare to a net loss of $178 million, or $0.16 per share. The […]

Ardagh reopens production facility

This month Ardagh reopened its production facility in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, which has been upgraded for the nutrition industry. The new plant was officially opened in a special ceremony in the presence of Henk Deinum, Alderman for Economic and Regional Development Leeuwarden and the town’s Deputy Mayor. Ewoud Vriens, commercial director of Ardagh’s Nutrition sector […]

25 years of modular integration

Roeslein & Associates is this year celebrating its 25th Anniversary. CanTech editor Richard Piper travelled to Saint Louis, Missouri, to uncover just what makes this long serving integrator tick.

Increased production of resealable can ends

Xolution, a Germany-based manufacturer of the resealable beverage can end, has announced a major increase in its production capacity to 400 million units annually by January 2016 to meet global demand. XO equipped beverage cans have an integrated plastic opening mechanism that enables users to reseal their beverage cans once they have been opened. The […]


Rexam announces 2014 full year results

Rexam has announced its trading results for the full year 2014. Highlights include: • Beverage can volumes up 4% • Underlying organic operating profit up 2% • Underlying earnings per share up 5% • Return on capital employed 14.9% (2013: 15.5%) • Strong free cash flow from continuing operations of £225m • Final dividend of […]


Rexam secures land in India for new plants

Rexam has secured land in Sri City, Southern India and Mahindra World City, Jaipur, Northern India to build a beverage can plants. The plant in Sri City represents an initial investment of close to £50 million and will add a total production capacity of close to 800million cans. The plant is expected to be operational […]

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