January 11: Slovakia’s first D&I beverage can plant is expected to start commercial production before the end of this month.

Crown Beverage Can Europe & Middle East’s first in Eastern Europe, the drinks can plant at Kechnec has one production line with a capacity of 750 million aluminium cans a year, but there is room to double the capacity as required.

“The project has gone well and we are expecting to be delivering cans to customers by February,” said marketing director Caroline Archer-Reed.

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