July 1: Crown Asia Pacific has completed the acquisition in Vietnam of a majority stake in the Interfood Shareholding Company’s beverage canmaking facility.

The plant, in Dong Nai Province, has a capacity of 600m 33cl aluminium drinks cans, and has space for additional lines. It originally contained lines transferred from Taiwan.

It is thought that in due course Crown could relocate the manufacturing lines from its Ho Chi Minh City joint-venture with Sabeco, to the newly-purchased plant.

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