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Ball profits slide amid slowing demand growth and rising costs

Ball has posted the first drop in its bottom line figures in three years as falling demand for beverage cans and rising inflation put a dent in profits. While the world’s largest canmaker saw sales rise globally in 2022, the...

Seamer specialist Ferrum expands domestic and overseas presence

Seaming machine specialist Ferrum is investing heavily in increasing manufacturing capacity at its headquarters in Switzerland and setting up a new subsidiary in Vietnam, as part of efforts to extend its international reach and shorten supply chains. Ferrum has earmarked...

AMP launches new can size in the US as beverage economics change

Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP) is launching a new size of beverage can to fill a gap in its range for North America. The canmaker said it will make a 568ml (19.2oz) can for the first time in the US for...

Brazil’s canmaking sector ready for growth in 2023

The Brazilian canmaking sector expects steady growth for 2023 on the back of demand for aluminium cans that is stronger than other packaging formats, says local trade body Abralatas. Chief executive Cátilo Cândido told The Canmaker that “there were many...

Sales and volume growth slow in ‘challenging’ year for Crown

In a “challenging” 2022, sales growth for Crown Holdings halved as the volume of cans shipped grew at a slower rate than forecast and near-record inflation dented consumer demand. The US-based canmaker will nonetheless press on with its expansion plans...

Food can shipments drop in US as inflation erodes year-end spending

Food can shipments in the US declined for a fifth consecutive quarter at the end of last year as inflation gripped the economy, impacting food and retail sales.   US customers bought slightly more than 7 billion cans to pack food...

New canning line lifts Swire Coca-Cola production in China

Swire Coca-Cola, one of Asia’s largest soft drinks producers, has boosted capacity and streamlined production at its Xiasha plant in Hangzhou, eastern China, with the completion of what it describes as a new highly-intelligent and automated line. The upgrade includes...
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Registration now open for The Canmaker Summit 2024

Registration is now open for The Canmaker Summit 2024, which will be held in Sitges, Spain, on 6-7 November. The...