Packaging manufacturer Crown has announced that its Brazilian subsidiary Crown Embalagens plans to build its sixth beverage can plant in the country.
The new facility will produce two-piece aluminium cans in multiple sizes and will have two lines, both of which are expected to begin production next year.
Crown Embalagens’ new plant will be located in Minas Gerais state, southeast Brazil, to meet the growing demand in the region for beer and soft drink cans.
Djalma Novaes, president of Crown’s Americas division, said: “Brazil is an important growth market for us and our partner, Évora S.A. This expansion will help meet the country’s increased demand for beverage cans and demonstrates Crown’s continuing commitment to grow with our customers.
“The aluminium beverage can is perfect for the Brazilian market; it is recyclable and sustainable, is shipped easily and most efficiently preserves the quality of the beverage product for the ultimate consumer.”
The facility will have an annual capacity of 2.4 billion cans when fully operational, expanding Crown’s production capacity in Brazil to 13.3 billion cans per year.
Last year, Crown announced plans for a new beverage can manufacturing facility in Kentucky to support increased demand for beverage cans in North America.
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