Company expands its presence in China.
Holdings, Inc.announced plans to continue to expand its footprint in
China by building two new beverage can plants and adding a second line to a
previously announced facility currently being constructed.
The new facilities will be located in Zhengzhou (Central
China) and Changchun (Northeastern China). Each plant will have an initial
annual production capacity of 720 million two-piece aluminum beverage cans.
The Zhengzhou plant, which will serve Henan province and surrounding
provinces such as Shandong, will produce 33cl cans. It is expected to be
operational by the first quarter of 2013. The Changchun plant will produce
33cl and 50cl cans and is expected to be operational in the third quarter of
Crown is also adding a second line to its previously
announced facility in Putian (Fujian Province). The new line, expected to be
operational by the first quarter of 2013, will produce 33cl and slim 25cl
aluminum beverage cans. This expansion will bring annual production capacity
at the Putian facility up to 1.4 billion beverage cans when fully
Once construction is complete, Crown will have 10 beverage
can plants strategically located across China. The company currently has
operations in Beijing, Foshan, Huizhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai, and
construction on plants in Putian, Heshan and Ziyang is underway.