Crown Increases Beverage Can End Capacity in Poland

CROWN Bevcan Europe & Middle East, a business unit of Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) (www.crowncork.com), has announced it is investing in a new manufacturing line at its Goleniow plant to produce 200 diameter (50mm) ends. The Goleniow plant, located in west Poland, currently produces a range of metal closures serving different food markets. Operational in mid-2015, the new line has a projected production capacity of 2.4 billion ends per year.

Crown is installing the new beverage end manufacturing line in response to growing demand for specialty can sizes. Brands are diversifying their portfolios to offer consumers a wider range of beverages, including health and energy drinks that come in non-traditional can sizes. Brands are also making use of different can sizes, slim and sleek variants, to ensure their packaging meets a range of different consumption occasions.

“The installation of this new manufacturing line is expected to allow for the creation of new jobs and is a testament to Crown’s ongoing commitment to addressing and meeting our customers’ needs,” said Peter Lockley, Senior Vice President CROWN Bevcan Europe & Middle East. “By capitalizing on our existing infrastructure and our established resources in Poland, we will be able to fast-track this investment and optimize our product portfolio in line with our beverage customers’ growing requirements.”

read more/source:  http://www.crowncork.com/press_room/press_release.php/20150206

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