Packaging manufacturer Crown Holdings has announced it will build a new plant in the Valencia region of Spain to meet growing demand for aluminium cans.
The site will be located ten miles north of the city of Valencia and was selected based on its close proximity to key customers as well as the local infrastructure and transportation links.
Crown currently operates two steel beverage can plants in Spain, in Agoncillo and Seville, and is building the new facility as demand for its aluminium beverage cans continues to rise in Portugal and Spain.
The plant, which is expected to be operational during the fourth quarter of 2018, will have an initial annual capacity of approximately 900 million units in multiple sizes and will be designed to accommodate further expansion.
Initially, the facility will be used to facilitate customers’ transitions from steel to aluminium beverage cans and subsequently support the growing demand for both beer and non-alcoholic beverage cans in the region.
Ziya Ozay, senior vice president of Crown Bevcan Europe and Middle East, said: “We are excited about the aluminium beverage can market growth in the Iberian region, and our new plant will be ideally located to supply the increasing requirements of a number of key customers and support our other facilities during the conversion from steel to aluminium.”
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