June 25: Production started last week at India’s first drinks can plant. The SOM brewery in central India has taken delivery of the first shipment. United Brewery is still in the approval process.
With capacity to make 400 million two-piece steel beverage cans a year, the plant near Mumbai has taken 18 months to be built by Hindustan Tin Works Ltd (HTWL), one of India’s largest canmakers.

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