13 December 2012

Ball Corporation JV in Brazil to Add Second Production Line in 2013

- Second beverage can production line in the second half of 2013

Broomfield, Colo. - 13 December 2012 (PRNewswire) - Ball Corporation announced today that its joint venture metal beverage can plant in Alagoinhas, Brazil, which began production earlier this year, will start up a second beverage can production line in the second half of 2013

The Alagoinhas plant, located in the state of Bahia in northeast Brazil, makes aluminum beverage cans for beer and other beverages. It is part of Latapack-Ball Embalagens Ltda., which also operates metal beverage packaging plants in Tres Rios, Jacarei and Salvador, Brazil. 

"The Brazilian can market has grown by approximately 10 percent in 2012, and demand is expected to continue to increase," said John A. Hayes, Ball's president and chief executive officer. "The second Alagoinhas line, like the first line, will be capable of making several different sizes. Its capacity is secured under long-term customer agreements." 

Ball Corporation is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2011 sales of more than $8.6 billion. 

Source: Ball Corporation