Fourth beverage can plant in China for Gaosen Packaging

Gaosen Packaging is constructing a fourth beverage can plant in China: this is its third built at Guizhou in 2018

China’s Gaosen Packaging is planning to start making two-piece beverage cans for trial purposes at its latest plant at Xinzheng in Henan province by the end of the year.

One of the fastest-growing canmakers in the People’s Republic, Gaosen Packaging has invested RMB350 million (US$50m) at the plant – its fourth in the country – which will be capable of making 1.6 billion aluminium cans a year when the two production lines are operating fully next year.

The canmaker was established at Dezhou City in Shandong Province, close to the border of Hebei Province, in 2009. According to the Gaosen website, it supplies cans to leading beer brands such as Snow, Tsingtao and Yanjing.

A spokesman for Gaosen said that the production lines at Xinzheng, including canmaking equipment supplied by world-class brands such as Stolle, Belvac and Schuler, are under construction now, along with the support facilities. The canmaker prides itself in using eight-colour printing and necking technology using 13+1+1 tool stations.

When the latest lines are operating fully, the canmaker says it will have total capacity to make four billion cans a year.

This will include production from the plant it constructed at Chengdu in 2015 and another at Guizhou in 2018.