Crown Holdings, a supplier of metal packaging products worldwide, is to build a new beverage can plant in Cambodia to meet growing demand.
Sihanoukville is on the Gulf of Thailand approximately 200km from the Cambodian capita. It is the country’s primary commercial port and is also enjoying growing tourism.
The new plant will be sized to accommodate multiple can lines and have an initial annual production capacity of 725 million two-piece 33cl aluminum cans.
The facility is expected to be operational in the third quarter of 2013 and will be Crown’s second beverage can plant in Cambodia including its two line operation in Phnom Penh.
Crown currently operates seven beverage can plants in Southeast Asia. The company has one plant each in Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand as well three plants in Vietnam (one in Hanoi and two in Ho Chi Minh City).
Earlier this year the Company announced plans to build a new beverage can plant in Danang, Vietnam which is expected to begin commercial production in second quarter of 2013.
Source: Crown Holdings