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Crown to ramp up beverage can production with new plant in Mexico

DBR Staff Writer Published 20 February 2015

Crown Holdings is planning to build a new beverage can plant in Monterrey, Mexico which will be the company's fourth of its type in the country.

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The move, which comes in response to the increasing consumer demand, follows Crown's acquisition of Empaque.

To be constructed on Empaque-owned land, the plant will be capable of producing close to two billion two-piece aluminum cans in multiple sizes annually.

It is expected to become operational in May 2016.

Crown Beverage Mexico president Abel Coello Quintanilla said: "Mexico is the world's fourth largest per capita beer market and its second largest per capita soft drink market, and the new plant in Monterrey has been a key element of our strategic plan.

"The management of EMPAQUE is very pleased that Crown has endorsed our recommendation to proceed immediately with its construction."

Crown currently operates three beverage can plants, a food and aerosol can plant, a plant that manufactures beverage can ends, aluminum closures and bottle caps, a glass bottle plant and a glass service facility in Mexico.


Image: The new plant will be capable of producing close to two billion two-piece aluminum cans in multiple sizes annually. Photo: courtesy of Salvatore Vuono / freedigitalphotos.