Third beverage can plant for India

November 12: Poland-based canmaker Can-Pack is planning India’s third beverage can plant for commissioning in the first quarter of 2009.
Vice president of operations at Can-Pack Stanislaw Wasko confirmed today that the company’s tenth manufacturing line would be constructed in the sub-continent. But the location of the plant is still under wraps.
It follows last week’s news that Ball Packaging Europe would be setting up a 600m cans-a-year plant in India, probably in Aurangabad in the state of Maharashtra, to meet expected growing demand for drinks cans.
First plant to make beverage cans in India was set up last year near Mumbai by Hindustan Tin Works Ltd, which later became a part of a joint venture set up by Rexam. Capacity there is being increased to 400m.

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