Ball completes acquisition of aerosol canmaker

European manufacturer of aluminium aerosol cans and bottles Aerocan SAS is now part of Ball Corporation with the completion of its acquisition by the Colorado-based global canmaking firm.

Aerocan SAS is expected to become part of Ball Packaging Europe, based in Ratingen, Germany.

With three plants making impact-extruded aerosol cans – in Velim, Czech Republic; Bellegarde, France; and Devizes, UK, and a 51 percent share in a joint-venture aluminium slug plant in Beaurepaire, France, Aerocan has around 560 employees.

Its products are made for customers in the personal care, pharmaceutical, beverage and food industries.

Combined with the 2010 acquisition of Neuman Aluminum in North America, it makes Ball a leading global supplier of aluminium slugs.