Sustainability recognition for Canpack’s new plant in India

Beverage Canpack India, part of the Canpack Group, has been recognised by the India Green Building Council (IGBC) for the sustainability of its new beverage can plant at Nuh in the state of Haryana.Last month (September) the IGBC – the highest certifying body for green construction in India – awarded Canpack Platinum Status for ecological credentials in reducing its...

Crown and Rexam to raise beverage can output in Spain

August 2: In order to meet to growing demand for beverage cans in Spain, canmakers Crown Holdings and Rexam are planning additional production lines for their plants in Seville and La Selva respectively. The move will increase beverage can capacity in the country by about 1.3 billion, reaching a total of 7.3bn cans when the two lines are commissioned...

Amcor confirms new name for can business

Amcor has renamed its Australia and Packaging Distribution (AAPD) business, which includes its beverage canmaking operations in Australia and New Zealand, as part of plans to demerge the business.   With shareholder approval, the demerger will become effective on December 17 and the business will start trading as a separate company under the name Orora on...

DRT buys precision tool firm

DRT Mfg Co, a supplier of conversion systems for easy-open ends to canmakers worldwide, has bought precision tool machining firm Ohio Tool & Jig Grind.Dayton, Ohio-based DRT said the acquisition would enhance the company’s end-conversion and shell tooling business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Ohio Tool & Jig Grind, which makes precision parts, tools and components for the...

Beverage can sales lift Ball results

Sales and profits rose at canmaker Ball in the second quarter, boosted by growing beverage can volumes across Europe and Asia, particularly China.   Sales were up by 15 percent to $2.3bn, while profit more than doubled to $143m – contributing to an increase in first-half sales of 19 percent to $4.3bn, and a 58-percent rise...

Coors and Miller join forces in the US

October 11: Coors Light and Miller Lite will be teaming up to enable them to compete more strongly against Bud in the US market. SABMiller and Molson Coors Brewing are forming a joint venture in North America called MillerCoors to create a brand portfolio that in addition to their flagship beers includes imports such as Peroni, Molson...

Ardagh to float as sales jump 38% after beverage can buy

Ardagh Group’s long-awaited stock market flotation is to go ahead next year, it has told bondholders. The announcement came after the metal and glass packaging manufacturer had spent almost US$3.5m in the acquisition of a number of Ball and Rexam beverage can plants in the US, Europe and South America.Ardagh has made announcements that it would float some of...

Bigger cans for bigger thirsts

October 31: Another manufacturing line for 24oz beverage cans is being installed by Ball Corporation in the US. The move follows increasing demand for drinks cans larger than the common 12oz size. The new line will be installed at Ball’s Monticello, Indiana, plant where a line was last year converted to make sizes up to 16oz. Ball had...

Thai floods could close Crown plant for a year

Crown's beverage canmaking plant in Thailand could be closed for up to a year as a result of the floods that have inundated the region around Bangkok. Located north of the capital at Pathum Thani, the Crown plant was closed last month after water levels were reported to have reached three metres.   The monsoon floods...