August 2: In order to meet to growing demand for beverage cans in Spain, canmakers Crown Holdings and Rexam are planning additional production lines for their plants in Seville and La Selva respectively.
The move will increase beverage can capacity in the country by about 1.3 billion, reaching a total of 7.3bn cans when the two lines are commissioned next year.
Spain and Portugal are the second largest beverage can market in the region, with sales of 7bn cans in 2006, and the number one market for soft drinks cans, according to data by industry body Beverage Can Makers Europe, .
“The Iberian Peninsula is a region of great importance to Crown,” said Terry Cartwright, senior vice president of Crown Bevcan Europe & Middle East.

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