Connecting with Brazil’s consumers

Cátilo Cândido, chief executive of Abralatas, the Brazilian Association of Aluminium Can Manufacturers, is on a mission to spread the word about the merits of the beverage can.

Safe formula at Jamestrong

In August, Jamestrong Packaging commissioned a new canmaking plant for infant formula packaging – the third such plant it has opened in Australia and New Zealand in recent years to meet this growing market.It was the culmination of continuing investment in Jamestrong by China’s Shanghai Yuanlong, which also has a majority shareholding in leading Chinese canmaker ORG Packaging.The plant,...

Strategic adjustments

The leading canmakers have been making significant changes to their strategies in the past year or so, with sector and regional decisions that will have profound impacts on their businesses. Arthur Stupay reports The canmaking industry enjoyed record-breaking financial results in 2018. This enabled the leaders to make accretive acquisitions outside of canmaking, and to adjust their market position by...

Futures thinking

Part of the job of the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association is to ensure the sustainability of the industry into the future, Patrick Heskins tells Mónica Higuera When Patrick Heskins joined the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) over a year ago as chief executive, he inherited a project called the Future of Aerosols 2, a follow-up to the original Future of...

Widening bottle design capability

The smallest of changes in a can’s design are sometimes a clue to bigger things happening at a canmaker.On the aluminium bottle produced by Japan’s Universal Can Corporation (UCC) for Monster Energy it was a subtle change in the profile of the neck that caught the eye. On the face of it, this might not have been enough to make the can a Gold winner in...

Consolidation, cost reduction and differentiation in the Chinese market

The consumer growth trend in China for metal cans continues unabated, both in soft drinks and in beer, while in the food can market, growth is developing at a respectable rate, says Richard Moore  At The Canmaker Summit in Hong Kong in 2014, I gave a presentation entitled ‘China, the Emerging Giant in Metal Packaging’ outlining the phenomenal development of...

Aujan: a billion dollar business

Aujan Industries, the biggest independent drinks producer in the Middle East, has agreed to sell about half of its drinks business to Coca-Cola. Four months before the deal was announced July, John Nutting met its chairman Adel Aujan in Dubai (published in The Canmaker, August 2011) Sheikh Adel Aujan, chairman of Aujan Industries, is unequivocal about the value of...

Belief in canned drinks

Canpack Group’s new beverage can plant in Colombia, officially opened last November, is just the latest facility built to help meet growing demand for canned drinks in South America.Last year also marked 30 years of growth of two-piece beverage cans in the region, which began with the commissioning in 1989 by Reynolds-Latasa of the first plant in Brazil.Since then the market has grown almost insatiably,...

Cannex & Fillex preview – Part 1

This year’s Cannex canmaking technology exhibition, being held in China next month, shows that the business is as vibrant as ever. The Canmaker editorial team reports Cannex & Fillex Asia Pacific, which returns to Guangzhou in China from 15-18 May 2018, will be the biggest Cannex ever and promises canmakers and other visitors an opportunity to discover a wealth of...

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