Packaging manufacturer Crown has announced plans to construct a new beverage can facility in Peterborough, UK.
Crown says that the proportion of new beverages in the UK being introduced in cans is growing, and expects the 625,000-square-foot plant to help it meet expanding customer needs.
Construction of the Peterborough facility will begin during the second quarter of 2022, with the first line expected to commence production a year later.
Additional lines are planned in a phased manner to reach an annual capacity of more than 3 billion units. The plant will employ 280 people.
The planned facility in Peterborough marks Crown’s latest move to expand its manufacturing footprint and follows announcements of new plants in Nevada, Virginia and Brazil.
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