Plant will be built in central Vietnam.
Holdings, Inc.(www.crowncork.com) announces that it will build a new
beverage can plant in Danang, a major port city in central Vietnam. The new
plant is expected to be operational in the second quarter of 2013 and will have
an initial annual production capacity of 750 million two-piece 33cl cans.
“Vietnam’s growing middle class is
driving increased demand for beverage cans,” says Jozef Salaerts, President of
CROWN Asia-Pacific. “Our new facility in Danang, supported by a long term
contract with a major brewer, further extends our strong geographical footprint
and ensures we can continue to support our customers with the innovative
packaging that consumers prefer.”
The beverage can’s popularity stems
from the convenience it delivers to consumers as well as its strong
sustainability profile. In addition to being the most recyclable packaging
material available, metal can be recycled infinitely without loss or alteration
in quality. In addition, the beverage can is the most recycled form of beverage
packaging in the world.
The Danang facility will be Crown’s
fourth beverage can plant in Vietnam. Crown currently operates one plant in
Hanoi and two in Ho Chi Minh City.